So tell a little more of this? This was from your own photo-reference which you assembled in ps? Did you do a digital underpainting first? Does that help do you think?
Yes, Tara, as before I began with a photo, drew on top of a ghosted layer like a digital sheet of tracing paper. Then I added different clothing and the flowers in the hair. Then found a pendant, made it big and put it behind the head. Flattened the layers and then continued to draw and then color in Photoshop. Flattened all layers, ghosted another layer and printed on watercolor paper. It's very faint but I reinforce the lines with a brown Verithin, and then paint on top after putting one layer of matte medium. I'm not too worried with composition or color. Just want to go with the flow. Hope that helps.
So you're still staying fairly faithful to Rebecca Guay's techniques in this one. Does Rebecca ever use a digital underdrawing or does she do her initial sketches manually, Kimberly?
Hi Kathleen, This was new this year. Rebecca came up with this process while meeting deadlines for her graphic novels. She would draw on top of her photo reference in Photoshop. My first experiment started with a manual sketch. This time, I thought I would try the photo. Hope that helps.
Wow, she is beautiful. I love her eyes. What great techniques you use.
Thank you for stopping by Tam. (Your watercolors are wonderful btw).
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