Freaking out about Sci-fi & Moives

Painting

Date Night

I had fun doing this but half way though I started to lose my Mojo.
I thinking of taking a break from doing pin-ups and scratch that 3d itch I had for awhile now.
Who know it might give back the mojo to do more Pin-ups.


Who Been Naughty Then?

While doing the shading in this peace I removed the outline layer and notice that the picture had a bit of a stencil look to it. Not sure if I achieved that look. But overall I am happy with the way this one turned out. I might come back to this and do a proper colour in but I doubt it.


Before Morning Duty

This is a different take on the Mirror Mirror picture I last posted.
It’s been awhile since I last did a Star Trek picture and I wanted to do a pin-up trek pic.
As I really liked how Mirror Mirror turned out and decided to change it a bit to make it Trekkie.

I have change the girls hair, lingerie colour and also the design on the mug.
I have added in the dress uniform and with the lingerie I have added Starfleet symbol.


Mirror, Mirror

I had a lot of fun with this one. Tired a few different things and I am really happy with the way it has turned out.


Arrival

I always like the look of the girl on a platform in old films.
so here is a 40’s style girl walking on a platform.
Here is the colour version.

40-girl-station-05

And here is the Black and White version with the reds left in.

40-girl-station-black-and-white


Noir

I had a little fun with this. I wanted to do a 40’s femme fatale picture.
I did two version of this one with colour and one with out with the exception of red nail polish and lips. I was going for a Frank Miller look.

Here is the colour version.

noir-05

And here is the Black and White version.

noir-05a


A guide to my working process.

I was asked how I do my pictures.
Below is a simple guide on how I do it, but below that I will go into more details.
(click picture to get full size.)

step-by-step-guide

Okay into the details. I use a Wacom intuos graphic tablet and Photoshop CS6.
Before I start any peace, I look for a picture that inspires me.

1.

Once I had found a picture I will use this for reference.

2.
I then move onto doing a rough sketch, I used to do this on paper then scan it into the computer, but these day I am tending to do it on the computer.

3.
With the rough sketch done, I then clean up the lines and also change a few things to make it look better.

4.
I then separate all the different elements of the drawing, skin, hair, cloths etc onto different layers. At this point I also add base colours to each of the elements.

5.
From this point I work on one element by creating a colour plate and then starting paint it and building up the details.

6.
Once I have finished one element I move onto the next and repeat step 5 over again. I do this for each element. So, from the picture above you can see that I started with the skin, then moved onto the lingerie, hair and glasses and finally the shirt.

For things that have heavy details like lace on lingerie I don’t paint this by hand. I did it once and took me over two weeks to get it done due to the leave of detail in it. To solve this problem. I look for lace patterns online and then work then into the picture.

For the shirt, the martial is partly see-though to get this to work I created a temp layer under the shit and gave it a bright colour. With this done I was able to paint the shirt and the areas that you could see though was now visible. Once completed I deleted the temp layer.

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Once the main picture is completed I then add a background and my signature to the peace and call it done.

I hope that is helpful on my work process.