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3rd Doctor – Finished

October 3, 2011 1 comment

Finished the 3rd doctor’s portrait; colourised it and tweaked a few proportions here and there. This is the first time I’ve done a full-colour piece greyscale-first and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

After the first colouring pass, it looked like this:

Then I went back over it and focused on the minor colour variations and smoothing things out. Final version:

I want to do an original composition for the next Doctor, instead of just copying a screenshot, so I’ll have to do a lot of studies. Luckily, there shouldn’t be any shortage of good screenshots to take.

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3rd Doctor — ready for colour!

September 28, 2011 2 comments

After another few days’ worth of work, I’m finally ready to start adding colour!

Added more curls to the top of his head, finished up the  jacket and then got rid of the ends of the bow tie to make room for the ruffles. Then I took another look at my references and trimmed the hair back a bit and texturised the background. I can’t believe how long this took! For the next Doctor, I’m  definitely going to colour right away.

 

3rd Doctor — Good Hair Day

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

FINALLY got the 3rd Doctor’s hair under control. Still not 100% pleased (I like the right side better than the left) but it’s good enough for now, so I’ll wait to go back to it after  I’ve added colour.

I also added the pupils to his eyes and refined the facial wrinkles, and  I’m astounded at how much of a difference it makes. I’m really starting to capture a good likeness, so my ego is soaring right now. I’m sure it’ll crash back down when I try and add colour, but let’s just enjoy it for now.

Next step: Finish refining the outfit so I can move on. I’m thinking of doing some kind of camo theme to the background.

3rd Doctor — Bad Hair Day

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m still struggling with the 3rd Doctor’s hair. I ended up scrapping what I’d done on the detailing on the right side and tried another approach.   I like this better but it’s still not quite what I had in mind.

3rd Doctor — refining

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The third Doctor is really starting to take shape.  I started by blocking out his clothes, which made me realize the shadows on his face need to be darker. Darkened those and started a detailing pass. I’m pretty happy with  the eyes. Started on the hair, but it looks like I”ll either have to lighten the hair. Hoping I’ll be able to start adding colour soon. Still need to figure out what to do with the background, though.