Check out these women s fashion images:
Women modeling fashion at the beach
Image by State Library and Archives of Florida
Local call number: Rc13154
Title: Women modeling fashion at the beach
Date: mid 20th century
Physical descrip: 1 photoprint; b&w; 10 x 8 in.
Series Title: Reference collection
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/35522
Image by aaipodpics
Used another photo from Chictopia (couldn't find it on their site) and went for a more photorealistic look. I wished I hadn't, because, 1, it takes a lot more time, 2, it's easy to stay in the "uncanny valley", because the result is almost "life-like", but not quite.
The main problems are that Easy Paint Tool SAI isn't really a photorealistic painting program. It's more for manga art.
Even so, I learned a lot from this exercise, especially that you need to cut corners where you can, because if you don't, it takes too long and you lose interest.
The process of coloring was interesting. I had 7 layers with pure one color (skin, eye, lip, hair, yellow, white and black), which I masked and removed the mask by painting over the masking. It was much more time consuming than it needed to be. I'm sure I can cut some corners here.
The shading was done too carefully. It seems you can get quite extreme in the contrast and still have a believable result. The observer will make it believable.
What I also need to examine is how to use texture to suggest a lot of intricate painting, while it really is a trick of the observer's eye.
Woman In Red
Image by davide.tarasconi
Trying my new Wacom's Bamboo One tablet (screenshot)