Monday, November 22, 2010
The Blue and Green of Things
And why do I now look like a strange blue creature from another planet?
Because that's what I'm trying to be!
It's all for Brock Eastman's contest, "Look like Obbin", a little blue character from his book called "Taken" coming out in 2011. What you have to do is take a photo of yourself and then go into your favorite art program and digitally make your skin blue and your hair green. If you don't know how to do that, click here. Brock Eastman explains an easy way to do it, and also gives you the other info you need to enter the contest. But hurry! The contest is ending soon, and you don't want to miss out on the chance at winning really cool prizes: a $50 gift card, a signed copy of "Taken", and a cool Obbin T-shirt!
Now I'll tell you a little bit about this picture. At first all I was trying to do was exactly what was required: digitally turn my skin blue and hair green. Then I thought, "Hey! I've been messing around with digital art, and I don't think I'm half bad... I could probably repaint this!" So that's what I did.... for most of it, anyway. The hair and the face are completely repainted, as well as part of the shirt and the arms. I wanted to keep the necklace on so the neck wasn't redone, but I did add highlight and shadow to make it blend better with the rest of the painting. :D Almost all of this picture was repainted in GIMP with a Wacom Tablet. I really enjoyed messing around with it. Hope y'all like it! :D