Ben Wahhh Painting for 3D Total
This is a painting I finished last week of my friend Ben Wahhh, owner of Deluxe Tattoo here in Chicago. I did this painting for 3D Total,as a step by step tutorial. The Tutorial will be published in a book this November, called Digital Painting Techniques 2. 3D Total puts out great books on digital painting. I did a different step by step for them a few months ago for their book "Digital Masters Volume 5" which will be available soon.
I'll be sure to share info on how and when the book can be purchased. You can expect that it will be a nice book filled with lots of great work and tutorials.
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Detail of eyes and nose.
For this tutorial, I wasn't interested in painting photo realistically. Instead, I focus on how to paint realistically while keeping a painterly look, which is much more interesting to me. Anyone can render the snot out of something, especially with photoshop, but to paint with a traditional feel, while painting digitally is to me, much more satisfying.
Look to the masters like Sargent, and Zorn for beautiful brush work, study the masters and then paint, paint, paint!!!