Hello Elves, Dwarves Other People and Ninja. I hail to you from the realm of Hockey.
Original Picture (Copyright to Getty Images for this photo)
I took different screen-caps as I was going along so you can see my progress. Click on the pictures to make them bigger.
Stage 11 ^ Completed, minus the facial hair (including eyebrows) and the detail in the jersey -little holes and lines that make the fabric breathable.
But as you can see it didn't work out quite as I had planed. Don't get me wrong, I love how it turned out but it just doesn't feel like Bieksa*. *Sighs* I would have been my best piece ever
Although I still have my favorite parts. His helmet is my second favorite part, but his ear. Oh, his ear, is my absolute favorite part!! Aka, Stage 6.
I used the eyedropper tool to acquire the color from the original picture, than used the paintbrush to paint the color on a clear layer that was overlaying my drawing. It was so that I had an outline to follow. Than every little color change I had to repeat the steps until I got all the colors in place. Than I smudged it and it was all good to go. It took me days to complete, but that is only working on it for a few hours a day.
* - Bieksa (Bee-x-ah)
Signed with a Vuvuzeal - Leauphaun