Archive for August, 2011

Third Doctor – greyscale progress shot

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s the latest 3rd Doctor progress update. Gave him a default grey background for now, went over the entire bust in a lighter grey and started taking my favourite Painter brushes to it. I’ve spent most of the time on his face and neck, and a little on his hair.  Oddly enough, Three’s hair is giving me a lot less trouble than Two’s was. At this rate, Four will be a cinch.

Next step is to stop ignoring the clothing before I start in on the details.


Third Doctor — final sketch

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s the final sketch for my portrait of the Third Doctor.

I adjusted a few things here and there comparing my version side-by-side with the original, and filled out the hair using a few other screenshots as references. I also tweaked around a bit with the clothing. I’ll probably shrink the tie later but good enough for now. Onwards, to Painter! I’m gonna try the ‘do it in black-and-white, then add colour’ technique with this. It’ll be my first try at it, so wish me luck!


Third Doctor – initial sketch

August 20, 2011 Leave a comment

So, I finally saw the last of the 3rd Doctor’s episodes, and I’ll be sad to see him go. I’ve enjoyed each Doctor so far, but they just seem to keep getting better and better.

Since this will be my first portrait in colour, I’m going to focus one more time on getting the likeness before adding a bit more originality/creativity/personality starting with the famous Doctor number four. This portrait was drawn entirely freehand. I overlayed some guidelines on my reference while I was sketching but I haven’t gone and overlayed it to check for accuracy. Just looking at it side-by-side with my reference I see I’ll need to fix the chin, the eyes, and the hair a bit.