EDIT : [url=http://dianae.deviantart.com/art/Digital-Painting-Tutorial-74468761]Here's the tutorial[/url], with all the links to the videos, my brushes, and some other nice stuff. I don't know if it can be useful, but I hope you'll like it! :)
Here's my new painting, I had promised a long time ago that I would write a tutorial on how to paint a portrait without using reference so here's the base image. I had started doodling something for the daily sketch forum capturing the process while painting (theme "pretty things") then I have decided to finish it and to make a tutorial out of it. I'm writing it, I think that I'll finish it during the weekend then I'll post it on my blog if some of you are interested in this technique.
I know that everything looks blurry except the face, it is just a base image for a tutorial ;) I may edit it later, although I really don't have time at the moment, maybe next year or at least after Christmas time.
I have enjoyed painting it a lot, I hope you'll like it too! It has been challenging because I wanted to make her look half Asian and half european, which is not as easy as I thought (I don't know if I have succeded in it, but I like her eyes and expression) and also because it is a very unusual color scheme for me. Her face is painted (she is some kind of a young Geisha) so her skin may look unusual.
I will make the videos available on youtube as soon as my computer has finished encoding them.
Oh, and Hanagumori means "late spring where blossom haze.
" (thanks a lot to *gohodoshi on Deviantart for the translation!!!)
Quick WIP animation :
[url=http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/9619/closeupsne1.jpg]Closeups [/url](100% size)
Wacom intuos 3A4
12 hours approximately
No reference used
Edit : [url=http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=4806248#post4806248]GO CHECK THIS OUT!![/url] It just rocks :D Thanks Andrew for doing such a funny sketch inspired of this painting ^^