Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating hair with texture, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People.
Now, I've created a few movies where I'm talking about the creation of hair.…What we see on the screen now,is the image for the head of my good friend and…neighbor Carl Lumley, the actor.…He's an African-American and his hair, well, let's go close and look at it.…It's got that curliness to it.…Now, one would think well, that's a little bit more complicated to do.…Actually it's a lot easier.…When you look at my wife's hair right here, its got all this nice flow to it and…you will say well, that's a lot simpler.…No, quite the opposite, because she have to have a lot more control over how…you're creating those strokes to keep that flow of the hair.…
Whereas in Carl's hair it's just a question of just going in there and having a…good time and just scribbling around basically.…We look at the basic shapes out of this hair here.…We see that there is a file way back here called hair in back.…And I turn that one off and that's the hairs that are coming of from behind…his head right there.…Then we look up here and there is a folder called hair and in hair we have well,…
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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