Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating gelled hair, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People.
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Creating hair can be a tough process especially since it's so important to get…the flow just right.…We can zoom in over here on some flowing hair like right here.…There we see some nice soft hair flowing around and so on.…And in the movie about beards, we have talked about the complexity of the…beard. Being short hair,…it's so crucial to get the direction right.…Well, there is one other type of hair here that's important and that is hair…like this one right here, hair that's been gelled.…Because once you put gel on the hair, all of a sudden the hair becomes very distinct.…
It becomes individual shapes that really tell the character of the person's face.…There are a couple of people in the Times Square scene that have this kind of hair.…One of them is my son Shaun.…You can see that his hair is gelled.…We get in close-up here and we will see that his hair has got all of these…little spikes going all through it.…Now, his actual face was a compilation of a couple of different reference shots.…The first one was this shot here, which is an early shot of him and he has…
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