looks great to me. you have a great composition and great values in this portrait. hair is basically a shadows, midtones and highlights. Use the thin pencil strokes to make the top layer like you began, but start with some midtone to contrast the thin strokes. In childrens' hair it is mostly just the midtones and highlights if they are in direct light since they tend to have fair hair color like blond so less need for the darker shadow colors. In this case under the hat becomes your dark shadow area. I am guessing he is blond. So basically it is just laying down some dark pencil strokes then some gold strokes for midtone and some light yellow and near white pale yellow for the lightest of the highlights.
Last edited by screenpainter; 11-10-2011 at 11:58 AM.
Thanks for the tips, his hair isnt that blonde or thick, but i get the idea. I am away right now and dont know how to upload from my ipad to artrage...(can you do that?) maybe when i get home i will upload the photo. His hair is blondish, with darker tones, but very whispish and barely there. I understand better about highlights and midtones and which order they should be done in...thanks again
Here is the photo, so you can see how fine it is....
here is a felt pen setting that might help simulate the effect of fine hair. I used a small brush size... 10%.
not sure if the settings will be exactly the same on the ipad. I also made
the white of the eye more of a light gray blue... a trick for portraits to use gray instead of white.
Do you also have ar 3.5 on your computer? or just artrage on the ipad?
Last edited by screenpainter; 11-12-2011 at 07:08 AM.
This is looking beautiful Margi
Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed
Thanks Coops and Screenpainter, I am going to try the felt pen, its not something I use much, thanks for suggesting it!
just using the iPad at the moment Screenpainter...