Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a Cintiq to create realistic hair, part of The Making of Times Square: The People.
Creating hair requires long fluid movements of your hand, something that the…mouse doesn't quite let you do because for one thing with the mouse, you're going…to make a little movement and then you are run out of space on your desk.…You have to lift the mouse up and go back to top and continue.…So, it breaks up that hair whereas you need a long fluid movement.…This is where things like the tablet or the Cintiq come in. First of all you…are working with stylus, which right off the bat is an advantage because you are…holding it the way you were taught to hold the crayon back in kindergarten,…rather than this bar soap.…
So, it's a little more natural because you are holding it the way you're used to.…And what happens is that the tablet is synchronized to the size of your…screen, so if you go over the entire tablet, you have gone over the entire…screen, unlike the mouse which is limited to the space on your desk where that mouse is living.…So, the other advantage of the Cintiq is the fact that you're working directly…
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
The Making of Times Square: The Techniqueswith Bert Monroy4h 56m Intermediate
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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