Digital Art Product #2- Contemplation, By Hector "Mike" N.
Process: “Contemplation” is a self-portrait I made using Photoshop CS6. I created this graphic while I was trying to explan my graphic illustrator skills utilizing the pen tool. I didn’t realize how good you could make something look by using that simple tool; it’s incredible how many crazy things you can do with the pen tool. This portrait is mainly drawn using the pen tool, except for the fact that I did use the brush tool to correct some minor mistakes, my background was made by using a gradient from white to green. The lips were done by painting them solid pink, then I added a lighter pink on top of them and I used the Gaussian blur effect, to make the color blend in a little bit more, and then I applied a white line on the inside part of the lip, and used the Gaussian blur filter again, and then I used the smudge tool to help both the white and pink blend in completely. The shading on the face was done the same way, but with darker colors instead of lighter.