This is Bella.  The second portrait of Justin Caridi’s two daughters.  As I sometimes get asked, I thought I would explain my process a bit.  This is not a photo manipulation, but a digital painting done “by hand” on my Wacom Cintiq, using Corel Painter.  I take several photographic references, usually focusing on one pose, then use multiple photos for lighting, shading, and color reference.  I draw a rough “pencil” sketch to outline the shape, then layer up color bit by bit, much like traditional media, until I get the desired result.  Next time, I will post some “in-process” pics.  Enjoy!

 

Bella

 

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