How did Abesalom Kavelashvili bring such a detailed composition to life, using stock photos, sketches and his own photography?
1. The basic drawing
To begin with, I found a reference image that I wanted to paint in Photoshop. I used the Brush tool and copied it onto my canvas in just basic shades, using a little bit of creative license to interpret the image as a different character.
2. Painting the portrait
The next stage was to begin adding more colour and applying more brushes. I started shading, I gave some colour to the hair and then added a little texture to the background. This is where the subject starts taking shape.
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