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Caricature with Jason Seiler – Week 5

Week 5 at “The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler” introduces us to color. To keep the color harmony, we use of a split-complementary color palette, which quickly simplifies the colors to choose from. Jason offers 2 methods of painting:

  • a) Colorizing a value based underpainting
  • b) Painting in color from the get go

Below is my process from sketch to painting for a caricature of Robin Williams.

3 Comments

  1. Looks cool.

    How do you go about ‘Colorizing a value based underpainting’?

    thanks

    Steve

    • Alan Q

      April 9, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Hello Steve,
      My apologies for losing sight of your message. Answering your question…
      I use photoshop to colorize a b/w piece. The basic steps are:
      1) Create a new layer on top of you b/w piece
      2) Set your new layer color mode to “color”
      3) Select an appropriate color and start painting on the new layer.
      4) Very soon you’ll get the effect of a “colorized b/w photo”. To make it feel more real, vary the hue of the color you are using. Like slightly more red for the nose and cheeks, etc.
      This is the basic procedure.

      Now, to get even more realistic, check out this excellent tutorial from my good buddy Roberto (bonekrishna on DeviantArt) http://bonekrishna.deviantart.com/art/Values-and-Colors-524470708
      I hope you find useful. Feel free to let me know if I can help with something else!

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