Illustrator photorealistic painting

Here is my latest work. It started life as a sketch of my husband Thatch while he was reading. I then painted it in Illustrator, using a Wacom tablet. I completed the painting over two days. I am very pleased with it – although I still have a lot more to learn about this amazing program.

Thatch drawn then coloured in Photoshop illustrator

Thatch drawn then coloured in Photoshop illustrator

Illustrator has always intimidated me – but it can do so much more than I ever imagined. Thanks to all the people out there on the net whose tutorials I devoured and in turn learned many of the techniques that I used and some that I made up in the course of experimentation.

Posted in Chapters, Tutorials

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