Posted by Nina on Dec 27, 2006
I guess every artist goes through moments when they are terrified of touching their painting for fear of ruining it… thats where I am now. I am trying to become accustomed to using my Wacom tablet and trading in a real pen for a computerized pen/brush.. I began reading tutorials from books, watching my favorite artists, and checking the web.. but I never really started to actually use it, so I decided to start with the lips. I have always been able to draw lips and eyes with ease on paper, so I figured I should start with something I knew well… only problem is, now I am afraid to finish the detailing (add the nose and the shading around the mouth, and perfect the lip lines, etc) I like it so much I don’t want to ruin it!!
I don’t know if I will make a full face from this or not.. I really like how the lips are coming out.. so I may just crop the canvas size to the lips and keep them for referance…. but maybe I will finish a painting.. I dunno yet. My friend asked me if they were my lips I think they are pretty so I am flattered no, I didn’t use any reference, except a painting tutorial found here, which you can see looks nothing like my lips. 100% hand painted with no under sketch. You all would probably be more impressed if I actually finished it.. but for now.. this will have to do.. I am too paranoid to touch it anymore right now.
sizing, color pallet, and the beginning outlines of lips
more detailing, the fine tuning started, colors and shading added
nearing the finish line…