In the meantime, there’s another official challenge going on over on the IFX website. We have to create a zombie of portrait of the Editor, Claire Howlett, which will be used as her profile pic in their upcoming zombie special issue. This was too good a challenge to pass up.
So, since I’ve been playing around with Brushes on my iPhone I decided to have a play around to at least get it started and roughed out. I took a couple of reference pics of myself in the pose first, and some reference pics of Claire were supplied for the challenge, so this was my initial colour sketch from Brushes:
I took it as far as I felt I could go, just drawing on the small screen with my fat finger, I was having trouble trying to get the hand right. So off it went into Photoshop to do a bit more roughing out at the small canvas size. Then I sized it up to about 2500 pixels wide, and started to work on refining it more. Here is the step-by-step Wips:
I’m quite pleased at how quickly and how painless this was, although I’m still not sure I’ve got the hand right. I’m going to leave this for a few more days to see what I think after coming back to it. The deadline isn’t until the 22nd of August, so I have over a week to mull over it yet. Here are some details, with what I’m considering to be the final. Wish me luck!