An art tutorial on face studying

Hallo. This is an art tutorial on face studying. In this one we will use Wacom as a tool and Photoshop as an application.



…Very little effects and a lot of painting using my tablet.



So let’s start, shall we?



First, as usual, create a document with these dimensions.



An art tutorial on face studying

Create a layer or just fill the background with gray color. I’ve created a layer. Some say that this is more convenient to get rid of all the white color and fill the background with tone that you think will fit the image. It saves a lot of time on decisions.



An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying

Now, chose a brush. To do line drawing I often use 1 or 2 px rough round brush with size dynamics set to pen pressure. Note that our line color is white and I think you get more information when it’s white on gray and not when black or gray on white fill.



An art tutorial on face studying

Now the human head is very looks like an egg if you know what I mean. So draw a form that is closer to the egg form.



An art tutorial on face studying

Draw the so called vertical guide lines. The eye line should divide the scull into 2 equal parts (ordinary).




The nose line divides the lower part on 2 almost equal parts as well. The mouth line devides the part between the eyes and the chin to. Well, I think you’ll probably begin to see that well if you practice mush, especially in painting live.



An art tutorial on face studying

There is a line that divides the scull vertically. This is definitely easier to learn this one.



An art tutorial on face studying

I’m beginning to set my eyes, nose and lips, basic elements.



An art tutorial on face studying

Play with them a little bit. Well actually you have to paint them correct at a time. This is matters!



An art tutorial on face studying

Now create a new layer and begin to sculpt your head. In this one I’ll use soft brushes. You have to know to use them all, remember which is for what style, effect and etc. this is what digital media is about too.



An art tutorial on face studying

So here is the soft way )).



An art tutorial on face studying

I’ll begin with darker mid tons.



An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying

Small details like the nose, the eyes, and the lips will be dome by rough brush here.


The beginning of the eyes render, you still got to paint the edges and the surface lights with small rough brush.



An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying

Drop some shadows with. Use not completely black, and stay with low opacity on the shadow end too.



Under the nose:



An art tutorial on face studying

Under the eyes, but a little less dark.



An art tutorial on face studying

As you can see I left the right eye without a touch. This is a big mistake I think, and try to get rid of it if you have the thing to let some elements unfinished near the finish.



An art tutorial on face studying



An art tutorial on face studying




An art tutorial on face studying

To give some skin texture you can create a new layer and use a small dot like brush. Stay with low opacity and flow settings.



An art tutorial on face studying

Finish the sketch with a little bit of cloth.



An art tutorial on face studying

And set some levels to the picture.


An art tutorial on face studying

I gave the character some dump headphones instead of ears because the ears is a different story.



In the end I’ve given the picture mode sharpened look.



An art tutorial on face studying

This is fast sketch. Well hare we have it. The lips of the character are too low. The horizontal guide lines hold the information bout the dimensions the head elements and the head look it self.



An art tutorial on face studying

Try to see them in nature.

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