I just finished this personal portrait painting which is produced with gouache, water colour and imported into Photoshop.
The last step is very important, as I clean up areas which are messy or ‘muddy’ within the painting. I decided to stick to a limited palette and complementary colours, as I prefer working with a limited amount of colours, as I seem to get lost with using a lot of colour at the same time.
I don’t normally do this, but specially for my News viewers (it’s you!), I have included my original artwork, before I scanned into Photoshop.
You can see the contrast from before I scanned it into Photoshop, and after. I have cleaned the paint strokes around the nose, forehead, and sorted out her lips.
It’s not a massive change but I thought I’ll include it in this post, just so you start to get a feel of how I prepare my final artwork. The wonders of Photoshop eh!
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