Happy (late) Oktoberfest to those who celebrate!
(that'd be about a 3rd of my Watchers)
And yes... it's a late Oktoberfest Pic since it starts on the last week of September to the first weekend of October.
And it's a special Oktoberfest this year - it's the 200th anniversary of the start of the festival.
If I recall correctly, it first started as a celebration of the marriage of Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig).
Since then it has turned from a wedding celebration into a celebration of the coming of Autumn, and now into a big party where millions of people from around the world come to Bavaria... and trash the place and get drunk.
(from what I've heard from occasional news about Oktoberfest, it's not the Germans that party crazy [it's not that they can't] - it's the Americans and other nationalities that come over)
Anyway... about the Pic...
It was all
done via Photoshop CS4, which I normally don't do (I still prefer to draw out my Line Arts by hand and then enhance and color them in with PS CS or Elements).
I originally planned to have Ludwig/Germany/Doitsu wear a vest and tie, but it didn't look right so I left it off.
And I'm still messing with the Pen Tool for final touches on Line Arts...
The coloring is a mix of all the techniques I developed over the years since I first started using Photoshop (Gradient Layers, Brush Tool, attaching Patterns/Textures, Blending Modes, Etc.).
I wish I could spend more time on it and color it in using the Pen Tool for a cleaner look, but the College work is starting to pile up again since mt Digital Illustration class is starting tomorrow, a Biology test is this Tuesday, and my Logo project deadline is coming up really soon.
feel free to Comment as always.
Lolz... I just realized this is my 444th Deviation and today is 10-10-10... what a play on numbers today!
*Rough Digital Quick Sketch: [link]