Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating ponytails, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People.
All the people throughout the scene have different types of hairstyles.…Some have it moussed, some have it flowing, some have it tied back, some have it very short.…They all have different types of hair.…Now creating those effects require different types of techniques.…Like in this particular case you see that the hair is flowing and it's going all…over the place, nice and soft looking and so.…And it's the same thing over here, for instance right there, nice soft flowing hair.…But some people, like this person way back here, has tied into a ponytail.…There's one other the person in this scene that has a ponytail and…that's myself right here.…
That's me right there.…And you see I have a long ponytail with a lot of different ties.…Now those ties will control the flow of the hairs.…It's not as free flowing as say this one here.…These are controlled by the ties.…So you could see that it's being pulled tight to that first tie and then it…curves around, then it's pulled tight again.…There's a few little loose hairs and so on.…
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