Welcome back to another @threespeak post where I'll show you the process of the digital portraits that I've been doing for some time.
You may skip to 01 minute and 01 seconds (01:01 minutes) to watch the process only.
You'll be able to know from this video whether my art is created by me by hand or through the use of a filter. I usually try to get a nice portrait of the character/actor/actress and then I try to digitize it through Adobe Illustrator by hand, of course. The pen tool is the main tool that I use to do it and I do all the things step by step without a single help from any filter. I have to create all the outlines myself. I don't use any filter or app that pre-makes the art... I do all the things manually.
Let's see the completed art.
This is the digital portrait of the famous actor and I've found the reference photo here.
I used Adobe Illustrator CS6 to do this. I used the pen tool for the main parts of the art but I had to take help from some other tools as well.
At first, I started it with eyes like I usually do, and there I've used around seven colors for in two eyes, and then I drew the eyebrows as well.
Then I drew the share of the nose and then the mouth where there are the lip and teeth. I've used it around seven colors in the mouth part as well.
And then after I gave some shading on the face which gives it a proper smiling expression, I drew the face, and there I completed the face part.
And then the neck and then the hair. The hair of this actor was easy to crack as he has smaller hair in this portrait and not with lots of complicity like some portrait has actually.
And then I drew a solid t-shirt without any color shade, gave it a background color and a watermark with my signature.
So... I just presented you with a digital portrait of Tom Cruise that I digitalized.