DIGITAL FREEHAND PORTRAIT WORK
done with a MAC,a WACOM,PSE 8,& ME
the making of this work has been posted on YOUTUBE
I was inspired to do this when I heard he was going to be in a LONE RANGER based movie soon to be in production .probably playing Tonto
My portrait work of Johnny Depp is
A Photo realistic visual illusion
Done on four layers .
Using a MAC, a WACOM , & PSE8
1 the base layer I used on this work is a black mat or (solid black layer ).
2. The 2nd layer is the layer I painted on, the painting is done on this layer so I can use the black in layer 1 as my darks ,and shadows .keeping the 2nd layer transparent enough ,but building up the Shape and coluor,while feeling out the mood of the portrait.
3 on the third layer the richer coluors are added and burned in , to get a more realistic skin tone I play with the opasity .in this case I liked the shadows on 2nd layer so I tone the coluor down on the third layer by eraseing just a touch . Then I use the burn and dodge tool to creat more depth and shadows .
4 layer 4 is the texture layer ,This layer I might play with it’s possition to see if it looks good on top or under the previous two layers .Even if it means removing the texture from some ereas and playing with the opasity .
Please note !
The YouTube video was done without the texture layer added