Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating beards, part of The Making of Times Square: The People.
Hair is a complex thing to deal with, but even more complex is a beard.…More complex because the beard really tells the character of a man's face.…In the case of a woman I don't think we have to worry about beards, but men, when…they support a beard, that beard says something about their face.…It really creates character.…Zooming in on the image here we'll see like right here the Knoll brothers, one…has a goatee, the other has a full beard.…There's a little goatee there, another goatee there.…Coming across this way we see another goatee, two more right there, and then…a full beard there.…
We have some other full beards like right there.…Looking at a couple other people in the scene we'll look at their hair and see…why it's so important, like right here.…And this doesn't have as much detail because it's a smaller face further back…in the background, but you see that it's very important that all the different…little movements of the hair, all the little angles that they hairs take are…important in order to be able to get the right personality.…
In this installment, The People, Bert illustrates how he created the hyperrealistic portrayals of the dozens of people inhabiting his painting, many of which he drew from real-life friends and family. The course shows how to construct eyes, lips, ears, and other facial features, paint natural looking skin, add hair, apply makeup, and create fabric folds, stitching, and texture to emulate clothing. Bert shows how digital artists can recreate these effects at home, using the tools in Photoshop and Illustrator and a little imagination.
- Creating life-like facial features, such as noses, teeth, lips
- Understanding the structure of the mouth
- Creating facial contours
- Adding details such as fingernails
- Using a Cintiq to create realistic hair
- Creating beard stubble
- Creating the look of stitched denim
- Adding ribbing to a t-shirt
Skill Level Intermediate
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