Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking around the eye, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People.
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On a screen, we see the eye that we created in another movie.…What we're going to do in this movie is finish it off.…We're going to add all the tones around it.…The eyelid, the eyelashes, and the eyebrows.…So what we're going to do right now is go over here and then I'm going to create…on top of all the layers,…I'm going to create a group.…I'm going to call it the eye, and I'm going to take all those layers that make…up the eye and put them into that group.…Now I'm going to tell it to select the group.…So I got the group there.…I'm going to just move the whole eye down a little bit like this.…
So we have room for the eyebrow and all the other parts that we need.…So now I'm going to do one thing to this.…I'm going to take the white of the eye.…I'm going to soften it a little bit, because it's a very hard edge right now.…So I'm just going to go in there and give it a little Gaussian Blur.…Just soften it up just a little bit, like about maybe 1 just.…Now we could go little more. Let's go to 3.…That's a nice soft edge right there. That looks good. Click OK.…
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