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This past weekend, I had the privilage of watching my friends Dave and Bethany get married. And, now that all of the festivities are finished, I can finally post the artwork I did for their wedding invitation. It was a blast attempting to capture their personalities in a caricature, while still remaining restrained and respectful enough for the occasion.
Adobe Photoshop/Corel Painter ~10 hours.
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!
Here is the first of two portraits I did for my new friend Justin Caridi, of his daughter Sophia. What a cutey! I had a lot of fun messing around with color and texture to give it a vintage photography feel. Let me know what you think!
Corel Painter/ Adobe Photoshop ~3.5 hours
Corel Painter, ~3.5 hours.