Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fashion Sketch

Just a random summer sketch. Wanted to draw somethin' summery!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fashion Profile

I don't sketch enough profiles...but they are so much fun to do! I like painting the spots where the light hits, like on the cheeks or the lips. By adding bits of light in the eyes, you can give your illustration subject a characteristic expression all her/his own.

Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Color Eyes

This is just one way to color eyes - and usually how I do it, step by step.

I start off with the finished sketched eye as a black and white line drawing. From there, I place some color in the iris of the eye, and slowly build light and shadows into it. The make up I do last.

In Photoshop, you can actually use the Dodge and Burn tools to darken and lighten up places on the eye, which is what I did in this illustration.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Playing with Make-Up and Hair

Amazing how some color, some lipstick, a change of hair color and what you wear can make all the difference when you want to make a statement about something.

Try this yourself - here's what I've come up with. See what you can do, using the blank template below.