I began with a sketch and used Illustrator to draw around him. I then exported these lines into Photoshop and using my tablet and pen, I coloured it in. I wanted it to look realistic so I used airbrushes to create a ‘shine’ effect. I used a technique I learnt in Dean’s lesson (Beauty Shots) and added noise to the coloured in image. This gave the impression of blemishes (and reality). I then used Gaussian Blur to smooth it out a little bit more.
I don’t like this image, it looks really poor. I think it’s the loss of ‘reality’ in the transfer to digitalness. The Illustrator lines loose the gritty effect gained by pencil drawings.