From a drawing to an e-painting

I’m indeed not drawing a lot these days, maybe due to uni and the stress and lack of time that comes with it, or maybe it’s just be lack of inspiration.
Abour a year ago I started doing mainly very stylised ink-drawings, a year before that, I was strangely attracted to surrealist paintings and thus produced TONS of ’em myself. Right now, I’m more into stuff that takes rather small amounts of time so that I don’t have to stress myself even more. If you’re bored right now, take a pen and a piece of paper (doesn’t have to be white paper, can also be a writing paper) and follow me here – if not, enjoy the pics!

My inspiration for this drawing was my sweet friend Pascal [check out his fashion blog if you don’t know it yet HERE], first of all because I really liked the colours of the original picture and secondly the composition and the pose just as the facial expression. To produce something of great quality, you need to have an inspiration that really touches your heart and soul and not only your mind. (Oh this could’ve been quite an Oscar Wilde saying, haha)
But enough of the talking, I’m even boring myself already and that should mean something!

step #1
step #2
step #3

I felt explaining in detail how the procedure of creating this drawing went would be too boring for most of you. Just to say that I did the drawing with a simple pencil, then scanned it and coloured the thingie in Photoshop with the normal pen tool, using an opacity of 8% to 14%, not more. I used the colours from the original picture and in the end edited the original photo into my drawing with an opacity of round about 20% for some of the details like the glasses to look more precise.
So this is the finished thing:

step #4


27 Comments on From a drawing to an e-painting

  1. ***
    Monday May 4th, 2009 at 11:22 PM (11 years ago)

    This is amazing! He is a fucking master!

  2. Cassiopeia
    Monday May 4th, 2009 at 11:25 PM (11 years ago)

    Oooooh! That’s so clever! :-D Very talented!


  3. Audrey
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 12:51 AM (11 years ago)

    Wow!! Your artwork is beautiful. What a lovely technique.

  4. zoe
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 01:08 AM (11 years ago)

    This is so beautiful! I even like it before you overlayed the original. What a beautiful technique. Great job.

  5. plastikneon
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 01:51 AM (11 years ago)

    great work!
    Love finalizing/coloring things with photoshop.

  6. Shay
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 02:06 AM (11 years ago)

    gosh, that’s lovely. You are a talented lady.

  7. Just
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 02:21 AM (11 years ago)

    Hey!, How exactly did you use the pen tool for that , to color, i mean you made the line a color? and then changed each line to a different opacity?!

    can you plz exaplain more im very intrigued :D

    ps: Amazing!

  8. adrienne
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 04:59 AM (11 years ago)

    oh. my .god. amazing.

  9. moraki
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 06:56 AM (11 years ago)

    wow it looks so real! love it!

  10. Kimmy
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 08:57 AM (11 years ago)

    what a really lovely picture. Adore. You have a great sense of style too. Really love the blog.
    Would be great for you to check my blog too.


  11. Flicka
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 09:24 AM (11 years ago)


  12. Tokyobanhbao
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 11:06 AM (11 years ago)

    OMG! you’re sooo talented!!!! well done it’s soo soooo beautiful!!

  13. PinkBow
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 11:07 AM (11 years ago)

    this is so good, i love the effects you’ve used.

  14. Akiri Ricky
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 03:53 PM (11 years ago)

    Just: yes exactly, i changed the colour of the pen all the time (the pen with the sharp edges obviously) and also changed the opacity all the time, varying between ca. 8% and 14% as I said… it’s a very spontanous thing for me, I do it after my feeling until it looks right :D

  15. PUNKIE
    Tuesday May 5th, 2009 at 07:39 PM (11 years ago)

    wow! this draws are simply amazing! without words!!! :D

  16. Anonymous
    Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at 12:09 AM (11 years ago)

    Hey wait, is this the guy from Lookbook? Do you know the one? He is gorgeous <3

  17. Just
    Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at 02:28 AM (11 years ago)

    Thankx for replying :)

  18. Nancy
    Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at 07:29 AM (11 years ago)

    I really like it! I’ve been trying to teach myself how to illustrate and color through Photoshop ever since I swiped my sister’s drawing tablet hehe

    Btw, I was so inspired by your post a while ago about the Rodarte dress that I made my own! I would really appreciate it if you took a quick glance at it on my blog =)

  19. Appeal to the Eye
    Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at 11:29 AM (11 years ago)

    wonderfull draws….compliments, anyways you took me off of your blog list : ((((

    verena stefanie

  20. Ricky
    Wednesday May 6th, 2009 at 02:00 PM (11 years ago)

    verena stefanie: nooo I wouldn’t do that, you’re still there, only gotta click on the “more stylish links”, because the main page links just got too many!

    nancy: wow that’s really cool, I’ll have a look at your dress!

    danielle: yes, he is <3

  21. The Voguette
    Thursday May 7th, 2009 at 07:34 AM (11 years ago)

    omgg. that’s awesomee!! i absolutely loveee photoshop. … have i seen this person somewhere before!?

    lol. <3 your blog.

    The Voguette

  22. blackbleach
    Thursday May 7th, 2009 at 11:03 PM (11 years ago)

    love it!!
    you’re an artiiiissttt indeeed!!

  23. AMELIE
    Friday May 8th, 2009 at 05:05 PM (11 years ago)

    Ist das der Junge von Lookbook? Wenn ja, dann bist du eine grandiose Künstlerin, dass ich das erkenne.. haha wow. Ich bin begeistert

  24. .alexandros mohr
    Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 05:49 PM (11 years ago)

    its awesome

  25. Ah, A
    Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 11:16 PM (11 years ago)

    it looks good. your process is a cycle of art.

  26. tiltumaria
    Saturday May 16th, 2009 at 03:49 PM (11 years ago)

    wow! amazing! really love your style of drawng, and of course: love the ray bans!! xx