Hello community, I hope you are having a good start to the week 😊 today I want to show you my last drawing, I really liked this one because it is something a bit bizarre and unusual, i have ideas sometimes that come to mind and cannot be missed , at first it would only be a portrait with the tongue in the form of a tentacle but then I thought it would be great to add some candles near to her tongue, although I was a little hesitant to do it since I haven't painted candles for more than a year, but I was able to help myself guiding me through different reference images and understanding the shadows and lights that would give it the realism I was looking for.
I started with my sketch of the girl, I added the candles a while later, without many details since painting it is when the magic would start, for this drawing I chose to paint with an oil effect, so I used a brush with this texture and painted very rustic, I wanted it to be quite messy but with shape, so I filled in the color palette all over her face, I chose warm tones to give the feeling of darkness and candlelight near her, little by little I was adding details and mixing the colors a bit but not blurring them completely to give that painting effect, for the background I used a dark brown mixed with black in the corners and a lighter brown in the center.
I painted her hair using a black color adding some flashes of light with yellow and white, with different shades of pink I painted the tongue, without giving it much detail yet, I really wanted to start painting the candles and see if i can do it hahaha, fill in with a base color to start shaping.
After two hours I had the candles ready, I used different shades where I included gray, white, brown, beige, cream, I fell in love with my candles I feel that it look quite real, for the flame of the candle I painted with dark and light yellow, then use a white color in the center.
Now that the most difficult part was ready, it was time to add details, especially in her tongue where I applied different points of light and some translucent white lines to give an effect of something slimy and also i start to apply light to the tip of the tongue/tentacle where the candle flame is supposed to be more close.
Mas cerca para que vean los detalles, me encanta este estilo de pintura rustico y es un poco mas facil de trabajar, espero que les guste este arte extraño tanto como a mi jaja.
Close up so you can see the details, I love this rustic painting style and it's a bit easier to work with, I hope you like this weird art as much as I do haha.
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2