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Making Of 'Victorian Voodoo'

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Date Added: 30th November 2012
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In this stage I added some more basic colors and shapes for the accessories in her hair. I played a bit with the background color and lighting as well. I also added more colors throughout the piece. A little trick I like to use when my brush strokes are looking a little too rough, is to use median to help them blend a little better. At this point I was still deciding if I wanted her to be slighting frowning or slightly smiling (Fig.04).

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Fig. 04


I was constantly changing her face and adding more depth to the piece. I was also forming more of the basic shapes in her hair and around her face. I like to make custom brushes to achieve different effects in my work, mostly on skin and in my backgrounds. Plus they are just fun to make. In this stage I added more splotches and spots of texture and colors to add more interest; I also blocked out a bit of her eye shapes as well (Fig.05).

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Fig. 05





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Patricia on Thu, 11 September 2014 7:17pm
Great detail! How many layers did you have in photoshop for this illustration?
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Susan Weinberger on Fri, 29 March 2013 12:53am
could you please put an entire tutorial on one page? It is impossible to do it without the color picture in my hand (printed) . I tried copying each page and pasting it into word. It turned into 32 pages! going back and forth from photoshop would be such a pain , as I said, without seeing the colors of the finished product., I would have to go back and forth a thousand times! Please let me know if you have a "PRINT TUTORIAL" button somewhere. Thank you Susan
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Rick Kleinosky on Thu, 20 December 2012 5:47am
Impressive tutorial
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Leslie Tribolet on Wed, 19 December 2012 6:15pm
I am blown away. I am a portrait artist... on canvas, and wish I could do this... Really beautiful.
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