31 Mar 2022

Video Backed Glowing Drawings

"Video Backed Glowing Drawings". Drawings of movies and streaming shows characters included.

Elena Chertkova (Елена Черткова) is a talented artist that has found a way to make her drawings glow.

The reason for the title is that sometimes the glow is achieved using software. This is sometimes disclosed and other times not. Chertkova shows on her Instagram how she achieves these effects.

I have looked for her on YouTube or tried to find a way to link to one or more of her short videos to bring it in the post. None of them worked out. If you want to see how it's done, press her name at the top and the link will take you there.

My opinion on how she gets such a striking result is as follows: It's all about contrast between the color of the paper and the colored pencils she uses. The grey background acts as a dark base to start with. The color pencils with a high pigment content make for a bright contrast. Using tricks like neon light drawing. Where you have a color on the outside and then put a much lighter one/ones as gradients with the lightest in the middle. That is my theory anyway.

Cool subject matter and a clear proficiency in portrait drawing, completes that amazing finish we see in this post.  

Ps. I gave the images some titles.
Witcher - Geralt and Roach.
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The magic pendant.
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Doctor Strange.
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Harry Potter fans.
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Stranger Things - Mike Wheeler and Eleven.
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Ludwig van Beethoven and his music.
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Musical earrings.
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Horse riding.
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The queen of clubs.
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Squid Game - Kang Sae-byeok.
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  1. really nice! something different than the usual portraits.

    1. A lot of people use digital art to achieve this effect and it's not till you see the video that you can believe your eyes.

      Tank you for your comment take care. 🍃️🌺️🍃️ DS


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