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Portrait study mini-tutorial by Elucidator
Portrait study mini-tutorial
Download for full resolution if you want! I post more quick and dirty stuff like this on my Facebook, so follow along over there if you are into that: www.facebook.com/vader.beowulf
Copy/paste below:

1 -- Basic block-in done way zoomed out. Define large relationships. Don't get carried away, son.
2 -- Roughly define smaller forms with a larger value range. Pay no attention to detail or rendering, just relationships of light and dark, shapes and getting a sense of the light. It's ugly, and it is glorious.
3 -- Smudge brush! Smooth it all out. Don't lose your hard edges (jaw, back of the hair, shoulder), but smooth all the internal forms out. Make sure your blends look relatively correct -- don't go too crazy. Remember, if you are way sloppy now, you will have to paint over to fix it later. (I use Anthony Jones's soft blend smudge preset. John Silva has a similar brush. It's basically a regular round brush, 71% hardness, transfer on, size controlled by pen pressure (30% minimum), 22% size jitter).
4 -- Smaller value relationships, defining the features, looking more at capturing the likeness now. Keep getting more and more subtle and accurate with your values. Keep working big to small. Keep your shadow side and light side separate and discernable.
5 -- Entering the finishing stage. Focus on hard and soft edges, smaller and smaller value patches. Starting to really get particular in areas like her close cheekbone and temple. Subtlety is important in human faces! Liquify if you must, you cheater.
6 -- Artistic smudge comes into play. Choose a smudge that has some cool properties and breathe some life into it. Also keep painting. This is where I added/invented some specular highlights to help show more form.
7 -- Finish her up. I add softness and bloom to lit edges, like the forehead and cheekbone. More smudge, careful painting, and finish off with vignette, noise layer, sharpening, colour grading or anything else you need to do. Sign that bad boy with a classy signature.

Good luck!
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Evening Values by Elucidator
Evening Values
A portrait study I did last night in an hour and a half. The Facebook crowd seemed to like this one, so I thought I would drop it here in case it is interesting to some.

If you would like to see more random crap like this, you can follow along or add me over there: www.facebook.com/vader.beowulf
Model is Mellisa Clarke, AKA: Mel Suicide.
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Cloud Warmup 2 by Elucidator
Cloud Warmup 2
I like to do simple landscapes to warm up before I work on more serious work. Often, those simple landscapes involve epic clouds.
Done without photos, without ref, and usually loosely based on the memory of something I have recently seen.
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Cloud Warmup1 by Elucidator
Cloud Warmup1
I like to do simple landscapes to warm up before I work on more serious work. Often, those simple landscapes involve epic clouds.
Done without photos, without ref, and usually loosely based on the memory of something I have recently seen.
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Corbin Hunter
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Canada
If you want to keep up with my day-to-day life, feel free to add me on le FaceBook! www.facebook.com/vader.beowulf
I painted a bad portrait this afternoon. It was an accident. Instead of deleting it, I am sharing with the world.
We all have bad art days.

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JoasKleineArt Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hugs and Kisses (L)
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3 <3 <3
I miss you so much
Come back to the land of the Facebook
I love you
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TyphonArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dude, amazing gallery! Keep it up!:D
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks!!
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JoasKleineArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Swag Baby Swag.

I Miss you!!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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sherry-d Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.. you painted Bastila Shan from one of my favorite games, then I see your profile says "Multipass".... and the Fifth Element is my favorite movie of all time. Totally subscribed. :D 
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Elucidator Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank-you! My favourite game is KotOR, and The Fifth Element is awesome. My actual name is Corbin, like "Korben Dallas", so it's only fitting.
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sherry-d Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome!
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crossrobertj Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Writer
You rule. Don't change!
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