Not my style, but sure I’ll give it a go #2

I foolishly/recklessly signed up to a ‘one week challenge’ for digital portrait painting, via . I call this finished for now, if not really finished-finished (luckily, digital paint never dries). Following someone else’s process made me explore some bits of my drawing programmes that I’ve never used before, and it was all very frustrating at times, but good to do.

Tools: Autodesk Sketchbook on a Surface Pro for the sketching and most of the painting parts, and Photoshop with an elderly Wacom tablet on my desktop for the Photoshop finishing and detail parts.

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Tomb Raider

One pleasure of working digitally is the endless ability to tweak or completely change your images, without affecting the original or worrying about matching dried out paint.  This caricature/portrait was part of a poster for a long-gone show.  However,  I liked the character and his polite anxiety too much to abandon him, so spent the afternoon developing the image further.  For some reason I was thinking “archaeologist taking a bad snapshot of himself in a mysterious cave”.  Not sure why . . .

The background is abstracted from holiday snapshots taken in Karnak, the foreground image digitally painted using a Wacom tablet.