Posts Tagged ‘digital art’

5th Doctor – back at it

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment

I’m back to work on the 5th Doctor’s portrait. I know it’s been some 9 months, but I haven’t forgotten!

I’ve decided to try a different look this time. I’ve set up the background texture and colour based on what I learned with Four’s portrait and laid in some base colour. I want to try to  focus on the head and arms and leave the rest a bit unfinished, so I’ve let the background show through on his back and torso.

I did a bit of detailing to his chest and hair. Thank god for his straight blonde hair – after Tom Baker’s mop, it was downright easy.  I’m not looking forward to Colin Baker at all.



4th Doctor – Detail Pass

October 9, 2012 Leave a comment

I actually finished this step some time ago, but haven’t gotten around to posting it. Finished the first detail pass – a lot of work done on the jacket, the scarf, the background and the hat.  I’m finding I’m referring less and less to my reference image as I work. I’m still looking at it for the face, but I’ve been working on my own for everything else.


4th Doctor – blocking

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Next step in the process: blocking in. This went pretty  quickly, and I already feel I’m getting a better likeness than last time. Managed to get a little bit of step 3 done, a detail pass of the face.

I’m making good progress – I’m pretty psyched. Let’s hope I can get my momentum back.


4th Doctor – Hairstyling

Been a while since I worked on this, but I’m getting kind of tired of working on this. I’ve learned a lot, but I’m eager to get this to a point where I can call it ‘done’ and move it on to the next one.

Mostly worked around the hair and face, but I’ve added some reflected light on the jacket and scarf. I’ll need to do another pass of this once I’ve got the head done.


4th Doctor – face lift

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

A few touch-ups here and there on the scarf, but this time I’ve mostly focused on the face.  Hair is next. I think I’ll also have to adjust the colours on the scarf. They don’t seem quite right yet.

4th Doctor – Once more, from the top

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

So, another critique, another repaint. Got another critique, a really harsh one this time, but just what I needed. I finally feel like I’m off on a good direction with this one, rather than just plodding along because it’s all I can do.


4th Doctor – now with more details

  • After some more advice from the lovely folks at ConceptArt, I’ve made a lot of little changes:
  • enlarged the head a bit
  • reworked the hand
  • added buttons to the vest
  • did some texturing
  • added some interest to the background.

I think I’m in the home stretch now.