Sketched character study using Corel Painter X3

One of the joys of being a character artist is the simple art of observation. I can find inspiration everywhere. I usually sit in a cafe observing with a sketchbook and pen when I get some time or the weather’s nice and I’m in need of a break.

I loosely sketched this chap as he drank water and read a book. A wonderful subject because he sat still :)

I was sat 90 degrees to him so the sketch was the one on the left. The other two poses I improvised.

These were created using Corel Painter and a liquid ink pen. Shading and colouring was applied with the Pointed Simple Water brush from the Digital Watercolor collection.

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