I started my Tina Fey portrait Saturday without much idea what I’d be doing. I’ve been feeling very easygoing about Photoshop lately, and much more interested in experimenting with it than I have been in the past, so I was excited to try my hand at more digital painting. Here is where I was after Saturday’s work session:
There was a 5-10 minute period in which the shading on her face looked amazing. I was so happy for myself! Then I overworked it of course, so I wasn’t happy with where I left it. So, Sunday, I added a layer over her face layer, and tried to be a bit looser:
Much better, no? Definitely a reasonable likeness.
Next I went in to her hair, starting with the shadows and highlights and working in as much detail as I could get without it looking too absurd.
I added the shirt just so I’d have some sense of the rest of her body. I’m pretty happy with the hair - it’s not perfect by any means, but it works. If I have time before my due date Wednesday, I hope to do something with her shirt and maybe even add a background…maybe Liz Lemon’s office on 30 Rock? What do you think?