digital painting over pencil sketch. post-processing using gimp.
The line work, and some very basic light shading were done in pencil. Using gimp I then darkened the image to a medium grey, increased the contrast, then used the dodge and burn tool to do further adjustment to shading, mostly using the burn option. Then I used the smudge tool as a pseudo paint brush over the body to smooth it all out and add ‘brush strokes’ to the finished look.
I guess this was kind of a digital version of the techniques used for charcoal drawing, but I’m no expert on that.
model: the one lady who is allowed to pose naked for me. :)