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Portrait Study Process by DylanPierpont Portrait Study Process by DylanPierpont
Thought i'd share some of the process I used for this piece: dylanpierpont.deviantart.com/a…

Let me know if you have any questions. The basic idea was to block in the painting with a hard-edged square brush to establish the value patterns of light and dark and then go back over certain areas with a mixer brush to soften edges where needed.

Thanks for checking! (feel free to download for the hi-res version)

-D

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lenamoze Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing painting! May I ask what exactly brush did you use? I have some square brushes but every brush looks little different 
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Sure thing. I used 3 brushes for this whole piece: A hard round brush (default photoshop) with opacity set to pressure sensitivity, a soft round brush (default photoshop) with opacity set to pressure sensitivity, and a square chalky brush that I used for 90% of the whole painting. The key was to paint everything with hard edges first and then go back over the piece with the hard round and square brushes as mixer brushes to soften certain edges.

You can download the brushes off my dropbox account here: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
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lenamoze Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for your answer! It's interesting how you can use these brushes in your different, original way :) All the best!
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Sorry for the late response. Let me know how you like 'um
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sniraharon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
may I ask how to create a mixer brush? so far I've been using a smudge tool to mix colours... 
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's good that you asked. I just walked my friend through how I use it on the live stream the other night. I start going into it at 7:18. Hope this helps! www.livestream.com/dylanpierpo…
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sniraharon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
exactly what I was looking for, thankyou
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MMarkov Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
White haired Emma Watson?!

Gj mate ;]
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. A little bit i guess. Thanks man :)
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MMarkov Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Make one with red hair and you get a tall beer from me 
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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MMarkov Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There ya go -> Icecream 

Oh wait, that's icecream.. 
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JennyKnight Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Give me love!!!! :D I love it, the style, the sense of atmosphere, lovely piece of work.
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Trencher7809 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
That's really awesome! That's the girl from the Ed Sheeran song 'Give me love' right?
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DylanPierpont Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep yep!
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