Digital Painting Case Study: The Making of David Belliveau's 'Luna'

Step-By-Step Case Study: “Luna” Digital Portrait

Painting portraits doesn’t need to be an intimidating task. David Belliveau talks us through the exact steps he used to paint his ‘Luna’ painting.

Though a lot of time obviously goes into a painting like this, the process itself is relatively straightforward. David generally starts in black and white, which gives him the freedom to experiment with colors later on in the process. It is only once the basic forms and values are in place that he begins adding details and texture. Finally, he adds the finishing touches, the so called “frosting on the cake.” Little stylistic elements like tattoos and jewelry add personality and add the final touch that makes a painting memorable.

Digital Painting Process: The Making of "Luna"

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