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05-09-2015, 09:13 AM
Hi All,
I decided to challenge myself with this figure. The forshortening of his right arm and the guitar, it all seemed like it was a challenge but doable.
This was done with Pastels in Art Rage (digital) in about an hour. I just realized that I got a new Wacom Tablet, - wore out the pen on the last one, and I've been so busy that I really haven't used it much.
I exported a few progress shots for those who like to follow the progress.

The initial sketch only took a few minutes:

05-09-2015, 09:24 AM
Sorry folks, having trouble with attachments this morning!


Then I blocked in colors. I was trying to pay attention to the values, so I would have a nice sense of shadows and light

Of course, I should have taken a good look at my work before this, but when I was working on the face, I discovered that the head was too small and so was the upper body. Luckily, I could just smudge the face and make it bigger.
For the body, I made my canvas a little taller, selected the top part of the body, moved it up and then filled in the middle. Doesn't that make you envious of digital painters??:evil:

Here is my finished piece. In addition to the Pastels, I used some palette knife to smudge and smooth out the pastel. About an hour's work, I rather keep things fresh than fuss too much with the details.

All C&Cs are always welcome.:wave:

05-09-2015, 10:46 AM
Great! Love seeing the progress shots:)

05-09-2015, 11:00 AM
I enjoyed the progression of the work from concept to final digital manipulation.

Valri Ary
05-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Very cool that you can stretch your canvas to correct!! This turned out great and with the progression pics, I love it!
I can't believe you wore out your Wacom Tablet! How long did you have it?

05-09-2015, 12:42 PM
Great work.

05-09-2015, 12:54 PM
great job Elaine

05-10-2015, 10:56 AM
Well worked. Nice to see your progress shots too. :)

05-10-2015, 11:05 AM

05-10-2015, 03:26 PM
i too enjoyed the progress shots..i had no idea what all could be accomplished..amazing...turned out great too ! tyree:wave:

Charlie's Mum
05-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Nice to see the development Elaine - good 'pastel' look too - well done:)

05-10-2015, 08:43 PM
Nicely done and interesting steps along the way.


05-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Amazing digi-work. Also nice to see the different stages in digi-painting.
Great job!

05-13-2015, 09:32 AM
I am in awe of all digi painters. Super work.

05-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Fabulous figure! Amazing how digis work.

05-15-2015, 01:03 AM
Thanks for sharing the progress shots, and the very interesting digi info. That is so far beyond my ken. He sure turned out beautifully- you captured his wistful gaze perfectly.