Digital Painting (Photoshop)

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This is a digital painting of Kieley (aka kmilliman16).

At first, for most of the areas, I colored in blocks of solid color, then added shading (darker and lighter colors in different opacities). But for the skin (and dont ask me why I did this because I don’t know) I just started out without the solid color and started at a low opacity.

My previous experience with painting with real paper and paint, although I have little, definitely helped me here, as did my experience with pencil and paper. It was easier to get the right colors, but I was frustrated that I couldn’t make the opacity just right in order to make the shading smoother.

My favorite part would have to be the eyes. I like how sharp the eyeliner is, and the light on her eyes make them pop. The shading on the eyelids was fun, too. But, if I could go back and change one thing, it would be the hair. That was probably the most difficult part.

(PS. The background is based on Tali’Zorah’s suit hood design (for those who play Mass Effect.))

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