June 5, 2020 at 5:28 am #26283
Trying to apply what I’ve learned about value matching after reading Mat’s step-by-step. Did a very rough sketch of a skull. Painted it. Afterwards photographed the skull and imported the photo into Procreate to compare photo to my painted sketch. Slightly different view of the skull. Haven’t got the values quite right. I have work to do!June 6, 2020 at 12:50 am #26285
Better when I spend more time drawing and rendering.June 6, 2020 at 11:41 pm #26350June 7, 2020 at 10:22 pm #26390
Trying a more painterly style.June 8, 2020 at 5:47 pm #26415Matthew ArchambaultParticipant
Seeing your images here in the forum makes it crystal clear that matching values is something you must practice.
You are placing too many lights within the shadow side of the skull. Keep squinting at your photo reference. Keep the lights light, and the shadows dark.
MattJune 8, 2020 at 6:33 pm #26416
Excellent feedback. Thanks Matt. I will endeavor.June 11, 2020 at 3:58 am #26430
Practicing value matching in grayscale, per Matt’s suggestion.June 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm #26608
Piling everything I learned in the past three weeks from Matt and his site into one photo.June 25, 2020 at 1:13 pm #26629Magnus BurénParticipant
Nice progress in a short period of time. Good job. The last photo looks really nice. Like the detail of the beard. Keep painting and posting 🙂June 25, 2020 at 2:19 pm #26633
Thanks Magnus.November 4, 2020 at 3:52 am #28339
I think I have crossed the divide between traditional art and digital art, pass the point of no return. Matt correctly pointed out that my reference photo was distorted by the fact it was shot at close range on a smart phone camera. This enlarged the nose, wrapped the face back to the point where the ears basically disappeared and elongated the face. To bad because I had wasted my time on a bad photo. Go I took the painting back to procreate and used the warp tool to correct those features. The next message shows the correction.November 4, 2020 at 3:55 am #28341
Corrected image.November 4, 2020 at 4:03 am #28343
Here is a comparison of the original reference image and another undistorted photo of Dan I found. Amazing how close I came to his undistorted face. In the future I will use the warp tool on the reference photo. The point of no return. Digital ant is too much fun to resist.November 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm #28466Magnus BurénParticipant
Well done, keep postingNovember 15, 2020 at 6:57 pm #28489
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