Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating fabric folds, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People.
One of the most complex parts of doing all the people in Times Square is not…really the hair, the eyes, or the faces. It's actually the clothing, because of…all those pleats, and folds, and fabrics is so crucial to get them right so that…they look like so a fabric…that it requires a lot of care and attention to detail.…Even if the fabric is something really soft like let's say let's zoom in on this…soft T-shirt type material right here, a lot of folds that are going on there,…this denim back here has it's own set of folds and so does that shirt.…
Even if the shirt is nicely pressed like these two right here, there is still a…series of folds that go into it and so on.…Let's get in closer, so you could see there is all these intricate folds and stuff…that are happening through there.…Getting those folds just right is important to make it look like real fabric.…Now it does help to have reference material.…If you want it to really look accurate like, let's just say it's a client piece…and it needs to look right, it helps to have some kind of reference material.…
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
Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Toolswith Bert Monroy5h 56m Intermediate
Creative Inspirations: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustratorwith Bert Monroy53m 6s Appropriate for all
17. The People of "Times Square"
18. Facial Features
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