Portrait Of My Scottish Photographer Friend.
This is my first screen recording that I have made of me painting digitally in Adobe Photoshop. It is sped up 40X so you can quickly see how I go about my digital portraits, and the painting process. I used just one brush, and only colour picked from my own colour selection and combinations on the painting itself, similar to how I would pick up paint from a real colour palette.
It is still a work-in-progress painting, I estimate another 10 hours is needed to finish it to the standard that I want. I am going for realism, but also a painterly/expressive look. We'll see how it turns out when I'm done :)
Tools And Painting Process
Along with Photoshop, I am painting with a Wacom Intuos 3 stylus tablet. I drew/painted his portrait digitally from scratch, the same with all my work, just as I would by drawing/painting digitally. I mention this as a mutual friend asked me if I created the art from the beginning and built it up. Which I did and always do. You can see how my proportions and accuracy of the tilt/angle of his face is a bit off the mark. I will work on improving this so I can get even more likeness of Greg in the finished painting.
Greg has been a good friend of mine for just over 8 years. We I met in Auckland, New Zealand, started working together in the same bar, played football together in the park, and ended up living together before I left to travel the country.
Greg lives in the stunning Sterling region of Scotland, in a beautiful place called Loch Lomond. I am currently exploring the Scottish highlands with him. Lots of epic photos will be on the way! Greg is also an excellent professional photographer @napierphotography_official.
The music for this video is a segment from the d&b 'Spring Mix' by Technimatic which was made available as a free download by the artist.
I will be finishing this digital portrait when I return to England next week. Would you like to see how it turns out?
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