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This morning I drew my friend Jumoke for my morning sketch. She has the most wonderfully characterful face, and I'd like to try again and get it a bit better. But here's a first try!

Hey, tomorrow is PANCAKE DAY!!!


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Feb. 23rd, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
zomg so it is! Damn, I hope I can get pancake mix. It always sells out when I go get any for the day.:P
Feb. 23rd, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
You don't need mix! Mix a beaten egg into 125g plain flour, then gradually beat in 300ml milk, maybe a pinch of salt, until it's a smooth batter. Then you just need a bit of oil for the pan and you're sorted.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I've never tried that to be honest. First time for everything.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Beautiful portrait! The fabrics and the folds look perfect!
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have so much fun drawing African headscarves, they wrap and roll all over the place!
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)

I love your work, and this sketch it beautiful. Not to ask an overly technical question but how do you get that nice texture on her shawl and on the background? It's so rich and nubbly.

Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sophie! They're both scanned textures, just bits of things lying around and scanned in. (I think they shawl was a bit of kitchen roll.)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
What do you do after you scan them? Are those the original colors or do you have some method of colorizing the texture? I'm sorry to be so nosy but I've seen other people do similar effects and the process is very mysterious to me. My apologies in advance. If it's too much to explain just ignore the question!

Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
You kind of have to experiment with lots of stuff to see what works, but some methods in Photoshop include changing the Hue/Saturation. Or you can convert the colour of a texture into Monotone or Duotone (Image >Mode >Duotone) and then dragging it over to the piece you're working on. Or in the Layers tool window, you can change a layer from 'Normal' to 'Multiply' and add colour on a layer underneath. Or you can use the paintbucket tool and pour a colour on the layer above your image, then decrease the top layer's opacity, although you lose some texture when you do it this way. If you find any other ways, let me know!

Edited at 2009-02-23 09:13 pm (UTC)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
I have tried putting textures into greyscale and using the "multiply" function but not the other methods you suggested. This is very helpful! Thank you so very much!

The only other method I have found is using the "textures" function in the stylization/effects menu (I don't have photoshop on my work computer so I'm just approximating from memory) but the textures tend to come out too even and regular. I wouldn't recommend them.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
oh that is awesome! I love the patterned fabrics. Also I have some obsession with drawing African-esque features, and you really captured her personality.

And yes, pancakes ruuuule. When I lived in Scotland, my host family didn't know that Americans ate them for breakfast!
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks, Josh! Yeah, pancakes here are so different, more like French crépes. Stuart likes those thin kinds better (with lemon and icing sugar) but I want to find an easy-but-tasty recipe for the fluffy American breakfast version.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Shrove Tuesday? I'll have to make some then. With bacon. And warmed syrup. And fresh oranges.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hooray for American breakfasts! Stuart got almost freaked out when he arrived in Seattle and we took him for his first breakfast to the bakery in Black Diamond. He ordered pancakes and expected crépes, not the fluffy blueberry kind that entirely covered his enormous plate.

I really love them except when the scrambled eggs and the maple syrup touch, that's kind of an icky combination. My sister took me to a great pancake place somewhere on Aurora once, I wonder if it's still there. It was full of bikers and the waitress gave us crayons to draw on our placemats without us even having to ask for them, which was very exciting.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I still scratch my head as to how you can draw so awesomely as a warm up!
Yey for pancakes I'm a orange juice and sugar guy...
Feb. 25th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
photoshop magic
Lovely drawing! I admire your use of textures in your coloring.
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