Sunday, October 07, 2007

Milla Jovovich : Resident Evil

Karthik finished a drawing of Milla Jovovich ('Alice' from Resident Evil) today. As with many of his recent drawings, he was going to edit/colour it in Photoshop. I had never digitally coloured an image before, so I thought it'd be fun to give it a try. I grabbed myself a copy of the original scan and both of us started working on our own digitally edited versions of the drawing!



On the left is the original scan, and on the right is what it looked like after I edited it in Paint Shop Pro. Boosted the contrast of the image while retaining all the details. Then I started colouring it using the air brush. The colouring is pretty basic, no fancy layers for the shadows/highlights and all. Once I finished colouring it, I added the splats and the text. This is the end result —



And you're probably wondering what Karthik's version looks like, so here it is —


EDIT [ 14 Oct ] : Removed the stain from Milla's arm. And changed the flat background into a gradient. I think it looks better this way.

12 comments:

Rajeev Turlapati said...

splashes is somethn i liked :)
the gun in her hand gives me a feeling it's a watercolor gun :P
but it does luk gr8 with the editing :)
gimem some of the stuff which has such shades this time.il finish n give it to u for doin somethn lik this.

shreybomb said...

one word- brilliant

another word for you- genius! :D

Karthik Abhiram said...

Interesting experiment, eh? We should do this more often.

Nice wallpaper you made :) Very different from what I did :)

Ismaele said...

I prefer Karthik's version, mainly because of colours and effects: it looks very nice! :) Your version isn't bad, but I don't like that stain on the arm of Milla Jovovich: you should have been more careful with stain splatting! ;)

Rajeev Turlapati said...

@ismaele
true that stain on her arm looks kinda out of place.
@varun
little more attention to detail from a person like you will be gr8 :)

Varun said...

Shreya ji -- thanks!

Karthik -- Yeah we should :)

Ismaele, Rajeev -- When I was adding those splats I noticed the stain on her arm. I wasn't sure whether to remove it or not... I ended up leaving it the way it is.

Anyway the more I look at it, the more it looks out of place for me too. Will remove it and reupload the image in a few days.

Varun said...

Oh and yeah, Karthik's coloring definitely looks more realistic. Mine was done using basic flat colors, hence the cartoon-style look. Didn't want to experiment too much on my first time doing this stuff ;)

Anonymous said...

ah nice! :)

-Pratyusha

madhuresh said...

just as all other works.Its awesome
sorry for looking at it late kya karun full busy in mba.........

Anonymous said...

ohh my god!! its toooooo good :)
keep it up..up ..up :))))))


-kitty

Sim Sim said...

Just as others said--------->I would be buying Karthik's for sure....... The glow and clarity makes it more catchy.........but yours not less....its unfair on my part to bring a comparison between you two.....but still........ I liked the grey tinge you used for the background.....

Poornaa Venkatesan said...

I still like karthik's better...:-|