Layered portrait.

The first idea that came to mind when I though about photographing anime and manga was to take a few self portraits, with considered lighting. Then print the image off, use tracing paper to draw a manga version of the image, scan this in and layer it on photoshop. I cannot find any artists who do this, i’m sure there are some but when i search all that comes up is using photoshop to create a drawing from an image.

Another thing that needs to be considered is the lighting which has to be based on Anime lighting, it might be hard to recreate because it’s artificial and created by computers.

you can tell the lighting is surreal because it comes from so many angles and makes no sense. it’s powerful, creating strong lines and shapes, yet never creates a jet black. All i have is 2 lights and 2 umbrellas so this is going to take some thinking…


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