Hello, I'm Darklight, I come from prestigious communities ranging from DSRP, TnB, and the upcoming Necropolis. Obviously I'm the hated breed of a Gmod player, the roleplayer.
All aside, Here's what you came for.
Earlier in the year, before spring break I was assigned to make a drawing of a celebrity, be it just a person. I've chosen Gman for his rather distinctive face structure and to the fact that I would make sweet love to this man. All homesexual jokes aside, the style that the painting was to be done in was..
-Cut Out Style
-Monotonous Color Gradient
I chose the simple Black and White gradient due to it fitting Gman, I was straying towards a blue, but that wouldn't work out as well.
6 Layers for a more detailed look.
High fidelity for the crisp feeling.
Here's how we start, you get yourself a good mugshot of your person. Attain photoshop for these next few steps.
-Change the picture into a monotonous color; blue, green, red, etc.
-MAKE SURE TO RESIZE PICTURE TO FIT ONTO A WHITE BLANK SHEET OF PAPER WHEN PRINTING.
-Use the CutOut filter and change the settings, 4-6 layers. Fidelity at any level. High quality.
After the print is done, attain a soft sheet of paper, same size as the print. Make sure it's see-through, any material used is fine. Tape the paper onto the print for a easier task to be done. Grid the paper in 1x1 inches, anything cut off is fine. Trace every single line. I highly suggest a FINE POINT PEN. Never end up using a dull tip. I couldn't stress this enough when I was doing it.
You will end up with this, Pardon it's worn out state. I was after I was using it extensively for the next task.
Now the next task is the most difficult task, You are required to have a large board that is 2x2 inches in grid. Be sure to measure the board to be exactly a 2x2 scale compared to the 1x1 sheet of paper. Calculate the measurements, length and width, this is HIGHLY crucial.
There is no tracing, there is no easy way, there is hard ass balling. You are to 'eyeball' bloating from the 1x1 grid drawing onto the 2x2 grid. This is why the grid is crucially needed for this one task. This process entirely took me a month, due to my horrid case of ADD, I could've done this ENTIRELY in a lapse of 24 hours or less. :P
The lack of pictures makes me regret it, I'm sorry!
The next step is to use the photoshopped picture and label every layer. 1-6 White to Black.
This process takes about a good 3 hours, depending on the design.
Acrylic paint, everything else is explanatory really, It's just difficult on how to explain MIXING COLORS TO ATTAIN CORRECT LEVELING OF GRAY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL LAYER BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LIKE; "HURR, HOW DOES ONE MIXALOT? <_>"
Here is my work-place! You can see the 2x2 inch bloat plus some acrylic painting already in progress!
Then after about 5 good days, 3 hours each day of painting with ADD, here is the outcome.
This is only 90 percent done! I did not color in the eyes, no have I polished the transitions between layers to layers!
Close up. [I took the picture at an angle, so it now looks like he has a tumor in his forehead, disregard! ^.^]
After about a good SOLID, 4 HOURS OF POLISHING AND PICKING PAINT DROPLETS AT THE EYES.
I hope you liked my painting and my guide!