New devil girl painting with step by step tut


KustmAce
09-11-2005, 03:47 AM
So I got this commission recently which included a devil girl. So today I painted her up and snapped some progress pics for a tut.

So here goes...

First I found myself a good reference pic. Thank you google. I tried my hand at making up some devil girls but just couldnt nail one down, so I took the easy way out. First actual step is to sketch out the outline (or at least thats what I do)
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/7388/00000095sq.jpg

Next is to fill in the details, including major line coundaries and contrasts. This is done with Stabilo grease pencil btw.
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2216/00000101dg.jpg

Now to painting. Im changing her to red because red > green.First I fill in the "bottom" color. I say bottom because as you paint, you have to layer colors, and to avoid shaky lines, you gotta figure out which lines will go over which other ones, so the top lines create a clean color seperation. Its hard to explain. Here's a super simplified example since that was probably worded way wrong and confusing. If your painting a girls ear, you would paint the skin first, and then an earing, since the earring is above the skin. Simple example, hope ya get it. :)
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/1650/00000113ak.jpg

Next up I put the area in shadow. I made the darker red using Fire Red mixed with Lettering Black. Took a while to nail down a good shade but I finally got a decent one.
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/6049/00000126ey.jpg

And the tongue...This green is a mix of one of my greens (cant remember the name) and some Lettering White.
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/7768/00000132op.jpg

Then the black. The hair, since it would be over the face, goes on last.
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2923/00000144mq.jpg

Next I add in the black outlines. Gotta be real careful to try and maintain a consisten thin line or else it looks funny and takes a lot of PITA work to fix it. Which I had to do a couple times on this piece. Specifically the eyebrow in this pic, waaaay to fat on the left side.
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/7691/00000150rw.jpg

This one was a biggy. Added the highlights to the hair. Makes the piece more realistic than solid black hair. I used a technique I devised when I did the lady on my Cavys trunklid. I pour a little white on a magazine and let it sit for a couple minutes to tack up slightly, then I undlerload the brush for kind of a dry brush effect and just lay lines real quick. Gives the effect of individual hairs (I think). Also added the white in the eyes and teeth. Notice how effed up the teeth look, thats because I should have layed the white before the black outline. Had to fix that, which sucked.
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/9905/00000167mw.jpg

Next was to clean up the teeth and add the eye lashes around the eyes. Also fixed the eyebrow I believe in this step.
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3893/00000176ns.jpg

And the final step and final product. Added the eyeballs. Originally the eyes were brown, but I like ice blue better. So I mixed some Reflex Blue and Lettering White for that shade. All thats left to do is add a little more black to the left eye cuz theres a bit too much blue. But other than that I just need to stripe it shoot the b/g and ship it out.
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/5269/00000184co.jpg

So thats it.

Supplies used-
-One Shot Enamel (Lettering Black, Fire Red, Green, White, Reflex Blue)
-Blue Stabilo pencil
-Lettering Brush
-Mineral Spirits
-A Rag

Total time of the project-
About an hour and a half

Let me know if you have any questions!

Later

MBTN
09-11-2005, 11:20 AM
She's hot! I'd totally pee in her butt, or something.

stuffbyalex
09-11-2005, 12:05 PM
She's hot! I'd totally pee in her butt, or something.

:screwy:

oh, and nice painting! Hair looks especially good. How do you paint big areas without any streaks?

Alex

bonzelite
09-12-2005, 02:47 AM
not butt-peeing material. but the image is well done.
very nice.

GirlBear
09-17-2005, 04:27 AM
She's hot! I'd totally pee in her butt, or something.
lmmfao!!!!!!!!!!! u and i have similar sense of humor.

97_sho
09-17-2005, 10:26 AM
lmmfao!!!!!!!!!!! u and i have similar sense of humor.
no offence but wow im actualy feeling normal at this point

KustmAce
12-05-2005, 03:41 PM
Seems I never posted the finished piece, so here ya go:


http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/2935/dsc018294fi.jpg

sparkle sparkle
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/2530/dsc018278ip.jpg

comments welcome as always!

Blip
12-06-2005, 01:23 PM
Great work, the pinstripes and background really make a fantastic layout.

Looks like there is metal flake in the background red, how you make it?

Legionofone
12-06-2005, 04:42 PM
is it just me or did anyone else think that she sorta looks like she has a mustache (sps?) ?? :-P

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