Here are my process files for making the Kafae Mascot. :) I learned some good Photoshop techniques making this one, hope you do too! :)
This was a piece I did just to learn more about Photoshop and custom brush techniques. I made some custom brushes for this and will share them if I can. :) Here's how I made it:
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I started by sketching out half a face. This was just for fun and I kept adding to it until I realized it could turn into a finished piece.
I used a custom brush I made to add ribbon lines in white with not complete opacity. I also used the smudge tool to taper out the lines.
Next I added blue under the eye.
I added the rest of the base colors. The white ribbons I did show up now. I also used the smudge tool on the left side in a circle motion to make the color gradient out a bit.
Added shading to the face features and hair.
I added a pink background with a wet-ink-like brush.
I added more white to the edges of the image with a boxy brush.
More boxes and I colored the face tattoos with yellow.
Text was added and stretched vertically. I lowered the opacity as well.
More text in lesser opacities and flipped.
I added yellow to the edges of the image with a crayon-like brush.
Lastly, I used a custom flower brush I made to add some extra flare. I set it to change hue gradually and rotate. I copied the layer twice and changed the hues in each one. I merged the layers and used the liquefy filter to make the flowers curve in towards the middle of the image. (i will post my custom brushes in a special category if I figure out how :D)
I learned how to make custom brushes from here:http://www.bittbox.com/photoshop/how-to-make-a-photoshop-brush
aaaand... finally, sneak in my logo. >:D
Thanks for looking guys! <3http://kafae-latte.deviantart.com/