A Work in Progress: Syringa - Lilac

This guide was made for entry:
Syringa - Lilac
In Contest:
miss blue eyes

Original image

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First I sketched the shape of the flowers in color using the normal brush. I duplicated and turned and warped some parts because heck, im not that great at drawing and was happy with the one I created succesfully.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 1

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Transformed the leafs a little with warp so they wouldnt be all excactly the same.

I cut out the eye roughly using the pentool and then with the lassotool I cut out a flowershape out of the eye.
You see also a part of the eyebrow there but I ended up not using that at all.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 2

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With smudge I made the flowerpetals nice and then I duplicated the flower, turned it a little in free transform and finally used some burn on the bottom petals to create a little shading and depth.
With that one flower I have build all the panicles. I simply turned every little flower a bit and use transform tool to make it smaller or bigger sometimes.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 3

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For the leafs I used the hair of the doll. I reshaped it using duplicate layer, warp, transform and eraser to create the leaf excactly after the shape of the leafs I draw.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 4

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After all the leafs where done I continued with the Panicles. First I duplicated the one I had allready amde and just changed the shape a little bit by using transform on the group. I had grouped them because it was an insane number of layers per panicle. Between 40 and 60 layers each.
Then I rebuilded the flower panicles. I first turned off all the flowers in one panicle and then started to rearrange them and turned them back on one by one. So that each panicle would look different.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 5

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Here you see how I rebuild the flower panicles and colored them. You can also see that I have used burn on one of the leafs to create shading and depth.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 6

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Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 7

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Creating the stem, I think the images speak for themselfs

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 8

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The background was created from the source picture of the doll as well. I didnt save or just lost some screenshots so I recreated a few steps to show how it was made.

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 9

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Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Step 10

Final result

Creation of Syringa - Lilac: Final Result

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