Fashion illustration with Surface Pro: Pierpaolo Piccioli Haute Couture

https://youtu.be/VTfoJ4xYs-E

In today´s post, you´ll discover how I create a fashion illustration using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Clip Studio Paint Ex.

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Here is my process:

  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the vector layer as a reference layer, I start adding flat colors.
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a dark red I start adding them.
  • Using the Spray brush first and the Droplet than (in white) I add the glitter effect to the dress.
  • To make it shine, I also use the Sparkle A and Sparkle B brushes
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • I add some shadow also to the gloves using a magenta color.
  • Now I focus on the face and I start coloring the eyes. I want them to be hazel/gold. I start with the flat color and I start adding shadows with a dark brown and lights with a light yellow (almost white)
  • I use the same process for the lips but using a dark red for the shadows and white for the lights
  • Using the black G-Pen I add some rebel hair around her face. I love this moment because the face gets an ultra-feminine and sexy look
  • Using the "correct line" tool I increase the size of the outlines where I feel that the figure needs more strength
  • Using the Droplet brush I add ink spots in the background
  • Using the Rough Wash brush I add the red color splash on her cheeks and then I use the blending brush to smooth them
  • Last touch: some shadows on her eyelids for an intense look!

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra


How to create a digital Beauty Illustration: MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick

https://youtu.be/XDPtGup_3fU

Today we're going to dive into how I create a beauty illustration using the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Clip Studio Paint Ex.

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Here is my process:

  • Look for reference images. In this case, I already knew that I wanted to illustrate the MAC Kiss of Stars Lipstick so I just had to find a really clear image of it.
  • Using the G-Pen Brush of Clip Studio Paint I trace the outline in black on a vector layer
  • I create a new raster layer and, using the vector layer as a reference layer, I start adding flat colors.
  • I create a new raster layer for the lights and using the white I start adding them.
  • I create a new raster layer and set it as "multiply". This one is for the shadows and using a violet dark tone I start adding them.
  • I create the stars using the Star brush. Locking the transparent pixel, I color the stars. I add some details with the G-Pen.
  • On a new layer, I add some sparkles with the Glitter Circle Cross brush.
  • Using the Bloodstain brush I add the black color splash on the background

Et voilà. The illustration is done!

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My Tools:
Clip Studio Paint Ex
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Microsoft Surface Pen
HTC U Ultra

M.A.C. Kiss of Stars Lipstick Limited Edition


Process video: Aria in Sophia

*post in italiano dopo quello inglese

As I promised you in the latest post, here's the process video of my fashion illustration 'Aria in Sophia' for the newest Gotcha!ry project.

It took me many hours of work, my beloved Cintiq 13 HD, Clip Studio Paint Pro and liters and liters of green tea :)

I recommend the view in HD; I'm trying to improve the quality of the video, especially the point of view.
I'm experimenting with different approaches, and I can tell you that there will be an impressive improvement from the next one.

I have already started the second illustration for this new series: I am full of ideas and enthusiasm, but above all, I want to continue creating and growing the Gotcha!ry world

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Also, at the end of this post, you can find a preview of the illustration I am working on right now: of course, it's still a work in progress ;)


Come vi avevo promesso nel post precedente, ecco il video che mostra parte del processo di realizzazione della mia ultima illustrazione 'Aria in Sophia' per il mio nuovo progetto Gotcha!ry.

Per realizzarla ci sono volute molte ore di lavoro, la mia adorata Cintiq 13 HD, Clip Studio Paint Pro e litri e litri di tè verde :)

Consigliandovi la visione in HD, vi anticipo che sto cercando di migliorare la qualità dei video, sopratutto per quanto riguarda l'inquadratura.
Sto sperimentando diversi approcci e già dal prossimo video vi prometto un'immagine più chiara.

Infatti, ho già iniziato la seconda illustrazione di questa nuova serie: sono piena di idee e di entusiasmo ma, sopratutto, di continuare a creare e far crescere il mondo di Gotcha!ry

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Vi lascio con un'anteprima dell'illustrazione sulla quale sto lavorando in questi giorni: ovviamente, è ancora un work in progress ;)


The making of “Joy”

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Finally.
As I promised you in my recent post about "Joy", I made a video featuring part of the making process of my latest Gotcha! Girl.

It took me many hours to complete her in Clip Studio Paint Pro alongside with my inseparable Wacom Cintiq.Read more