Roman House Part III - Finishing

Roman House Part III - Finishing
This is the third and last part of the Roman Life tutorial! This tutorial will show you how to draw the female character and finish the drawing.

Preview of Final Results


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Roman House Part III – Finishing Photoshop Tutorial

  • Program: Photoshop 7
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes
This is the final part of a three part drawing series. Roman House Painting Part I - The Drawing shows now to create the initial outline sketch. Roman House Part II - The Drawing shows how to draw the scene and finish the background. I recommend that you use a drawing tablet during this portion of the tutorial. Otherwise, all brush sizes given will be much too large. As a general rule of thumb, if you are using a mouse the brush should be approximately 1/3 the size of the suggested brush size.

Step 1

Make a new folder (Layer ? New Layer ? Layer set) and call it the “Background”
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Step 2

Drag and drop all of the layers (except the background) into this folder. It is important that you drag them in the same order, top to bottom, so that they won't get all jumbled. It helps if you collapse the folder while you work (it will also make drawing the Roman woman easier).
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Step 3

Make another folder above the “Background” folder and name it “Woman”.
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Step 4

Make a new layer in the “Woman” folder titled “skeleton”.
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Step 5

Sketch in a head-shape that it turned slightly away at a ¾ angle.
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Step 6

Sketch in the shoulders, and make sure that they aren't too wide, but don't give her weeny shoulders either. I usually think that shoulders are about two-heads wide.
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Step 7

Begin the torso by drawing an elongated “U” shape beneath the shoulders.
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Step 8

Draw a round “U” pelvis area, and add more shape to her waist by taking it in on both sides.
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Step 9

I realized that the woman was too large, but that fine. I simply select the entire area, and then press Ctrl+T to activate transform mode. Then I Shift+Click and drag to make the body slightly smaller and higher up.
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Step 10

Sketch in the thighs with just a few lines and circles where the knees are. I find it handy to draw two circles in the pelvis area, to dictate where the two legs attach.
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Step 11

I accidentally made the top half of the legs too short, but there is an easy way to fix this! Select the legs and press Ctrl+T. Then drag the bottom of the box down, this will elongate the legs!
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Step 12

Sketch out the bottom half of the legs, and add triangles for the feet.
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Step 13

Fill out the legs.
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Step 14

Draw two little circle where the arms connect to the torso.
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Step 15

Sketch in the right arm so that it goes back a little at the elbow, and comes up to rest on her shoulder.
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Step 16

Draw the other arm frame using lines for the arm, triangles for the hands, and circles for joints
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Step 17

Fill out the arms.
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Step 18

Clean it up by erasing all the lines inside the outline.
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Step 19

Make a new later for the dress outline.
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Step 20

Start the dress with a single bejeweled strap. This dress is going to be a one-shoulder dress, with gold medallions on the shoulder strap.
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Step 21

When drawing the neckline, remember that the dress is very “drapey”. It should drape several times across the chest.

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