First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
Post Reply drawing tutorials Digital Painting / Spicy Curry Brush
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 13
Looking at her, she seems to be a little pale. So I added a more reddish tone (Using the AirBrush setting) on a NEW LAYER on top of the skin layer, and I tried to blend them in as best as I could. After which I start cleaning that excess AirBrush strokes. I also started tweaking some of the shadows, giving them more contrast to make them more visible. This stage takes me quite some time before I'm finally satisfied. I try to get in as much detail as fixes as I can before moving on. I use the airbrush setting to try and blend the different colors as much as possible, elimitating any "breaks" in color. I'm already thinking that I'll be giving her clothes some markings/ designs which I will be placing on a different layer and blending later on.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 14
Syrup-y TIP with a hint of caramel:
A lot of people ask me how I do it without using the lineart, and it's pretty simple. I just paint OVER them. That's right, no fancy stuff. The key is contrast in colors. If you look at the chin and neck you can clearly see the contrast with the skin tone, therefore separating the two elements without having to use lines.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 15
Now it's time for some detail designing! I already wanted her to have that rubbery looking suit with some slightly intricate design. Considering her grey suit, I chose a very dark bluish color, and painted them with a slightly embossed look. This gives the impression that the designs are sticking out of her suit as well as enhancing the suits "hugging" of her body. This is because the lines follow her contours.

Try to draw the designs taking into consideration HOW the body is shaped. Make the colors/shadows your guideline. The second raised image shows how to give that embossed look and enhance the design.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 16
I also start fixing certain areas (again) as well as adding more details. Details are fun on clothes since they make it more convincing. Especially if the details run around the cloths and folds, following their contour. Better make sure not to forget their shadow!
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 17
I made a doodle for her tattoo and breast design in Adobe Illustrator, using it's preset brushes since it's a lot faster. I then used Photoshop's blending options found in the layers tab and made the design fit.

Try experimenting with the blending options (multiply, overlay, etc) They may have different effects that may suit your tastes.

Now that I'm satisfied with the design, I'll be moving on to the next stage. She's less Statue-of-Liberty looking now ;3
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 18
Now comes everyone's favorite part to paint: The hair! This is the only element that I really recommend using on a different layer. Otherwise it's kinda hard to undo everything you've done if you happen to mess up >_<

Okay, I want her to have shoulder length, full-luscious and shiny hair. I begin first with choosing a color that would suit her best. I initially wanted black but then I wanted to show some shapes and highlights as well so I chose a dark brownish color.

With my tablet is set on Pen Pressure mode, I paint the general shape and flow of how I want her hair to look. At this point I'm not worried about getting it all over her face, since it's on a different layer. I can erase that later on.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 19
I set aside some different shades that I can use for the highlights and shadows. Black would be the darkest the a light shade of brown for the highlights. This will make the hair look fuller, softer and eventually much shinier (No conditioner necessary).
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 20




Image 1
I layout the colors, brushing randomly every now and then, again taking into consideration where the light source is. When using the light brown shades I also use a smaller pixel brush. This gives the million-strand look. I brush and brush, adjusting the brush size until I'm satisfied.

Image 2
The clean-up stage is where I need some patience (>_<) Erasing those extra unwanted strands as well as the tips. Yes, you heard me, the TIPS!

Image 3
Why did I erase the tips? So that I can finally SMUDGE them son! Whee! I smudge inwards at first, then outwards until I get that individual strand look. (Smudging inwards and outwards may take a bit of practice and time. So be patient and it will all be worthwhile)

Image 4
After all that smudging, it's time to add those individual free-flying-where-ever strands! This makes the hair look more realistic. Plus it looks cooler A 1-pixel brush works best here.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 21
Now to change the opacity of the Hair Layer so I can see the elements behind it, erasing certain areas that need erasing. This is the second part of the hair clean up.

Possibly some smudging might be needed again for adjustments after the clean up.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 22
We're at the last stage already. This is the finishing up part. I paint her headgear, putting in designs and fixing the hair a bit more. I used a bit of the DODGE tool to place bits and pieces of highlights on the hair as well as the headgear.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 23

I go back to the Background layer and fill it with a dark tone of brown. Doing this I am able to see any breaks in color as well as excess brush strokes and erase them. This is when I was working with a white background and couldn't see the lighter colors.

Note: Using the dodge tool can be fun, but don't get too carried away as this can ruin some colors, making them look very unnatural.

Note: Filling the background layer with a darker color to erase the excess brush strokes is particularly useful if you plan on placing your character on a different painted background or other editing purposes.

I go back and start finishing up on her face, making changes and adjustments. Personally, I always paint the eyes last mainly because it's my favorite part and it gives life to the character ^_^
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 24
And viola! The finished piece! All it needs now is for you to sign it and give it a proper title
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
Cell Shading
step 1
Alrighty. Start with a nice clean lineart. I drew mine in Open Canvas 1 with the pencil tool! I decided to use something simple to show my cel-shading effects in a more effective way.
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 2
Alright, zoom up on your image. I'm zooming in to the hair, where I will first begin to color! Place down a flat color on the layer above (Or below) your lineart. It helps me to make a little 'pallete' of colors beside the area. I layed down darks and lights so I can pull from those easily without needing to search for a color over and over again. You can use the brush tool however if you enlarge the pencil tool it makes a very crisp brush as well!
Creator
3082 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / phoenix, az
Offline
Posted 7/25/08
step 3
On the same color layer, I grabbed a slightly darker shade of pink and started to place some jagged shapes down on the right side of the hair. My lightsource is comming from the left (Sorta).
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.