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Hello guys, remember a month ago Taitai’s Facebook page held an event that if you shared, liked and commented on the event post, you would be able to join a lottery and get the chance to win a one of a kind customized illustration? Yes, the event has ended (the original post of the event) and our lucky winner has claimed her prize! If you missed the draw it is here.
Today we are going to take a look at how this illustration is created.
首先，我們拿到了得獎者的照片（已徵得本人同意分享），繪製人像時我們想要捕捉的是神情，畢竟這是 Q 版的人像，身體啊、臉啊都會變得比較圓潤，所以保留頭型、髮型和臉部特徵尤其重要。
First of all, we had our winner’s pictures as references, I have her permission to share the pictures. We wanted to capture the essence of her facial expression. Since it is a cartoonized illustration meaning most part of the figure would be rounder and cuter, it is important to still retain the feature of the person’s head shape, hair style and especially facial features.
These are the pictures provided by the winner. I asked her to give me two pictures, one for facial details and another for outfit reference.
So with the reference, I was able to draw some noticeable features from her facial expression. She had a reserved smile which made her looked a bit shy and her eyebrows were also showed a bit of that. Her hair looked amazing btw with a big combing back and little bit curly and shining in texture.
Next step is to lower the transparency of the draft and use an ink brush to trace a more defined outline of the character.
接下來我利用不同的筆刷來上色。首先膚色我是直接抓取照片上的色彩，接著髮色則是以 3 層噴霧筆刷完成，讓色調更接近原先的髮色。
Now I’d use different kinds of brushes to layer colors. First was the skin tone which I used color drop to sample from her real skin tone, next was the hair which I used at least 3 layers of spraying to get the coloring right.
Now let’s give her hair some shine and depth.
The rest job was to finish the coloring. I added little touches to the nose, the blush, and the clothes.
I also asked her what her 3 favorite colors and I used them to complete the background.
Last but not the least, I post-edited the image and gave it a layer of tone-down blue-grayish color and highlighted the center a little bit.
Along with her own illustration, her friend who she tagged in the comment section of the event post also got a customized illustration.
I also recorded my drawing session and rendered it into a time lapse video for you guys to have a look.
好啦，這就是繪製的過程。再次恭喜 9 月活動的得獎人，也非常感謝所有參與這個活動的你們，看到這麼多按讚和分享，太太感激不盡啊～非常謝謝大家支持我的專頁和作品。
So here you go! Congratulations again to the winner of our September event and thank you all for participating in the event. It was wonderful to receive so much support and have to many people like and share my work. I can’t be more happy! Thank you guys!
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