there are quite a few new people around here these days. I’m so excited (I just can’t hide it)
So if you’re new, Hi, I’m glad you’re here! And if you’re a veteran, I’m happy you’re still around. ❤
Just posted a new video over on IGTv of me painting curly hair for the FIRST TIME. Not sure how IGTv works, so just in case people don’t read captions there I’ll post the few things I had learned about painting hair here. Hope it helps some of you;
1. You need to create the illusion of curls, NOT paint every curl.
2. Put together a references of the hair you'd like to paint. Imo you can never use too many references. Not for copying but for understanding the shape, texture bounce etc. of your object.
3. Start with roughly blocking in the shape of the hair. On a new layer work on creating the shapes of the curls, and later on add the details.
I find it's best to have the thing you're currently working on on a separate layer. So you can erase easily BUT don't forget to merge it down every once in a while. It's much easier to handle a layer or two than juggling with multiple layers. I used to do separate layers (and even folders!) for eyes, lips, hair etc. NEVER AGAIN people, never again!
4. Make the ends of the hair lighter, because there are fewer strands there so the light penetrates more.
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Hi! So many new faces lately (thanks guys!) so I thought I’d do a quick intro with five things you might not know about me: I’m an artist (jk, jk, I know you know that!) // I’m entering a new decade next month. Can you guess which one Wait, maybe that’s a bad idea. Be kind people! // This past year was my first time living somewhere with snow and I was pleasantly surprised to find I liked it. A lot. I’d gladly move somewhere with a few feet instead of a few inches. // I have no idea how to create spaces between my paragraphs on IG. // I’m rather short and my husband is tall so half of our marriage consists of me pointing at things and saying “Could you please grab that for me” // I like to hear from you. Did you know that people occasionally DM me with questions or just to chat It’s one of my favorite features of IG, the accessibility of people you might otherwise never meet or converse with. I’d love to chat with you too.
I don't normally join in on photo challenges as I often find myself with bad hair and a face stripped of its warpaint but duck it! I am not gonna stop my day of painting and tinkering with ideas for new artwork to tart myself up for a picture (or much else to be honest😂) ...so here I am. Going about my day. Trying to focus on my latest painting (which im hiding cos she aint ready yet!) while my cats take it in turns to shout at me for food they aren't due 😂 Thanks for the tag @mydaemonisabadger!
Just gonna tag a few of my favourite creative souls in this in case yous fancy joining in 🤗