Mama needs some David Tennant wallpaper... and since I can't find any good quality WP around the net, I am gonna make some
David Tennant is my latest infactuation... he's from a variety of things and possibly better known at the moment for doing Secret Smile, Casanova and he is the new Doctor Who.
I know some people like to view my WIPs to get some tips and learn from me, so I am gonna kinda use this as a running tutorial as I go along... more to do with the technic though, not the program. So if you have any questions when I am doing this I will try my best to answer them for you
- I will put all of this together in one tutorial at the end for people to put comments/fav for reference - with some good questions which have been asked.
I have done a realism portrait in Illustrator before, but that was finding my feet and I didn't go through my usual processes as I have done before. This is just how I do my portraits, there is no right or wrong way
I always start doing portraits etc... with base layers/paths. I use a medium colour (not the dark or lightest colours of an area, but inbetween) so when I come to shading, I just need to add 2 shades of dark colour and light on it and then lower the opacities accordingly.
When it comes to skin tones, I use the same colour base paths for all skin areas, so they don't look mismatched when the shading is done.
On the subject of skin bases... for a while now I have started to combine the ears and face into one path and then the neck has it's own path.
The hair base is not detailed as much as the final product will be... this is because I add separate stands to it when I come to do the hair.
The reason I do bases is when I do this sort of graphic, I concerntrate on one area at a time and I like to see how that area fits in with the rest of the portrait... do you get what I mean?
So far: 7 paths (244 Points).