Learn step by step how this painting was created. You will get a good understanding of how to create comic book images with beautiful lighting and learn techniques that will help you in many types of drawings. A very detailed tutorial that will show you how to create a Comic Book Character illustration. In this easy-to-follow tutorial, I show you how to create a cute cartoon character. The great thing is that you can easily apply these techniques to your other projects. The process of telling stories through pictures is similar for both concept design and book illustration. With this 2d painting tutorial I will take you through a step-by-step process for making a digital illustration. I am sure my tutorial in this post will be a great help to you. You will learn advanced painting techniques such as working with custom brushes. For my other works please visit my website http://www.3d2dizayn.com/ Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Step 1: This image was created from scratch using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and a Wacom tablet. I will go into great detail about this character painting so you can have as a clear understanding of my process as possible. Finding sources of inspiration for your drawings isn’t hard, you might have a favorite childhood character, an over stimulated imagination.
Here is the simple sketch about my character. Also I’m sure the one who know not drawings can manage draw some little quick sketches. You can use my sketchwork for this tutorial if you want. I suggest you have a doodle pad where you let your creativity flow then pick something you believe is worth digitalizing.
Step 2: Depending on the size of your drawing, you will need the proper hardware for it. Believe it or not some illustrations can be quite physically demanding on your computer. Well now let’s start by creating a new document in Photoshop (Ctrl+N or File > New). It should be about 600x745pixels. For now it is in 72dpi, but after changing the resolution to 300dpi (without re-sampling image) you can able to print it on A3 format in pretty good quality
* Width: 600px
* Height: 745px
* Resolution: 72.
Step 3: Here are the colors used for this artwork. If you don’t like the color scheme, you can always make some fixes to change it later. Well as a matter of fact I’ve noticed over the years that the type of colors I choose and the type of drawing I decide to make are highly influenced by my mood that day. On days I feel a slightly sullen I design obscure dark environments and illustrations while the majority of the time I adore bright gay colors and whimsical atmospheres. I suggest you go with the flow and channel that mood into your work as you’ll find it inspires wonderful pieces.
Step 4: And here let me show you my layer order. And my background color. I want my background color a nice blue with some clouds.
Step 5: Select the the Gradient Tool. We are going to fill the background with some colours.
Step 6: And here is the Gradient Editor. On this little window there are totally three colors. On the next step I’ll show you color’s numbers.
Step 7: When you click on the first color another window will be open. Choose the (#6eb8df) for the first color.
Step 8: Now choose the (#dff1fb) for the second color.