De­velop a colour sketch

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Us­ing a scan of my thumb­nail, I edit the colour and value of the ab­stract back­ground to fit my con­cept us­ing blend­ing modes. To push back the darks I use a Mul­ti­ply layer mode and paint around the fig­ures. To give the char­ac­ter’s shape some cloth­ing or fleshy colour, use Over­lay, Color or Hue layer modes. I then clean ev­ery­thing up on a new opaque layer to cre­ate this sketchy style.

Achieve the per­fect ref­er­ence photo

The sketch helps a model find their pose in the photo shoot. Grab a friend or neigh­bour, find the right time of day and bring the cam­era! For Cer­sei, I had my model sway back and forth, fid­get and turn from side to side in the faint light of dawn. Jof­frey’s photos were taken around 2pm. I like to take 100 or more photos to get ev­ery­thing I need for a per­fect ref­er­ence shot.

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