Sneak peak of a Sherlock piece early on in the works - this is about 1-2 hours in. At this point, I’m just trying to get a basic likeness and an idea of how the lighting and colour will work as I progress.
I first started this with a pencil sketch, but lost it while moving house last week! I didn’t feel like drawing it the same way again, so I started this in Photoshop from scratch instead.
With pencils, I spend a lot more time drawing details in each character one by one, before colouring in Photoshop. For straight Photoshop paintings however, I tend to just rough in a sketch then go straight to blocking in light and shade, then colour.