Bad Art: The Tia

Special circumstances tend to attract special company, at least that’s the way my weird life tends to work out. I met a phenomenal person in Iraq who had a striking profile. I decided to sketch her a few times. Here is the result of one attempt.

The images progress from raw photos of the sketch to a more processed look.

Raw photo of The Tia sketch.

Raw photo of The Tia sketch.

After a little outline removal and cutout work…

Sketch image after from outline removal.

Sketch image after from outline removal.

After a little more gimp work to selectively blend and smudge the paper-lines away (I didn’t have anything other than Iraqi college-ruled paper available)…

The sketch after some smudging and shading work.

The sketch after some smudging and shading work.

The final product still shows the effect of the lines on the paper near the bottom right of the image — but I either didn’t notice or didn’t care. Meh. I enjoyed this anyway.

Here are some screenshots I apparently took while doing the processing work…

Screenshot Screenshot-1 Screenshot-2 Screenshot-3

That was actually pretty enjoyable, almost monk-like work.

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