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Leonardo DiCaprio by Chrissyo2 Leonardo DiCaprio by Chrissyo2
This is a digital painting of Leonardo DiCaprio from near the start of the movie Inception.

I spent a bit more time on this one than on my previous images. I wanted to get the shading around the face to be as good as I could. Many of my previous images (Ke$ha especially) seemed a lot more flat than I would have liked. Iím much happier with the way this one turned out.

I was originally going to give this image a background, but by the time I was finishing up Leo I was getting bored working on the same image. Iíll probably come back to it at some point and add a background, but until I get that spark of inspiration Iím happy with the plain white background.

I recorded my screen while drawing this and put it all together into a video. You can see this at my new blog [link] or on my YouTube channel [link]

Wacom Tablet and Photoshop. Used a reference image from Google.
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JoAkatsa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE!
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Turweithiel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
this is amazing although i cant see it here i watched the speed paint on youtube lol still awesome i love it along with the rest of your gallery :) i was wondering if you could tell me what technique or tool you use to get such smooth shading
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Chrissyo2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! :)

For the shading (using my Wacom tablet) I just use a round brush that is set to the softest edge; I have the brush's opacity and flow set to 50% and in the brushes tab I have 'Other Dynamics' checked with 'Opacity Jitter' and 'Flow Jitter' set to 'Pen Pressure'. Then I'll just sample a colour, paint it over the colour next to it, then sample the new colour this creates and repeat the process. It's the same technique that is described in these tutorial videos (these tutorials were the main ones I used when starting out):

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Hope this is helpful! :)
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Turweithiel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
That is great thank you so much :)
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Chrissyo2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problems! :)
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