Fantasy Self Portrait Study

To continue my study in bringing more realism into my work, I’ve created a fantasy self portrait. Since there is a deviation in the color and shading from the Manga Studio image and the finished image, the actual shading appears darker and the contrasting colors of blue in the shading and orange in the highlights (especially in image 6) does not show up.

Fantasy Self Portrait Progression Study 07242017.jpg

  1. Photo reference of myself.
  2. Tracing from the photo reference.
  3. 1st creature design. This creature came out looking too sympathetic so start over.
  4. Basic line drawing for new creature.
  5. Rough shading and design changes.
  6. Final creature design.

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XT Illos

I'm a freelance illustrator of Fantasy Art working in digital and traditional media. I'm available for custom fantasy work. There are prints in my Etsy store and originals available for purchase. Please email me for details on the originals and comission work, Richard.Thaxton@xtillos.com. Due to Intellectual Property Rights, I cannot do Fan Art but I'm happy to do an original illustration for you.

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