Friday, August 24, 2012

Digital Painting Study

Supergirl © DC Comics

I want to learn more about digital painting. Not just lines with color, but actual painting. Specifically digital painting that can look like oils. I don't have time for classes so once again I am trying to squeeze in time to teach myself. The tough part is I don't paint in oils. I tried years ago but I really hate the smell. But I really love the look. So as part of my studies I am looking at the work of one of my favorite pin-up artists, Gil Elvgren.

Above is a detail from a larger piece I started last night. Nothing is finished about about what you see except for her right cheek. I love that right cheek. Elvgren had this way of making these beautiful smiles and plump red cheeks. Full of color and depth. My cheek is no where near what he did in his paintings, but it's the one part of my study that I am really happy with. And I will take that.

Have a good weekend everyone!

This is was done entirely in Photoshop.

This is Post #1807


Gary M. Peiffer said...

Reminds me of Supergirl. And that is the best right cheek I have seen you do Gene!


Gene Gonzales said...

Supergirl? Ah, you cheated and read the copyright notice didn't you? ;) Thanks Gary!