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Hello everyone! Here I am going to explain the process of painting which I have called “The Happy Smile” This tutorial will lead you through the steps of creating a Story book illustration. I will not go into every single detail, I’ll just show you my working process and what tools and shortcuts I prefer. My tutorial will walk you step-by-step through digitally coloring in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Beginners and advanced artist can come to this tutorial for help. In this easy-to-follow tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a cute cartoon character. The great thing is that you can easily apply these techniques to your other projects. Though I’ll be coloring with a character sketch, you can apply skills from this tutorial to any digital coloring projects that you want There are also other detailed step-by-step Adobe Photoshop tutorials, tips and tricks for technical illustration students, professional technical illustrators and digital artists….especially for students in this Tutorial Website. Once you have finished reading this tutorial you will know how to paint a cartoon character for your own projects. This picture represents a personal sketch work as the beginning of a very detailed painting work with PSD. 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
• Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Graphire 3 USB (Blue)
Preview of Final Results
Download the PSD
Step 1: First of all Let‘s open a new document (approximately 700wide and 826 high, around 72 dpi) and make a preliminary sketch. (Ctrl+N or File > New). 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: 700px
* Height: 826px
* Resolution: 72.
I often draw a lot of simple sketches to represent the story but when I go back to look at it I realize that I would only use one of the sketches….. in the end, I got a sketch I was happy with, then I started coloring…. now, here is the main sketch work which I draw. I started with the sketch directly in Photoshop, In this tutorial I will try to describe the method that I followed from the sketch till the fully detailed phase. I used simple brushes, nothing unusual. I hope these steps will help you a lot. And here is the simple sketch about my character. I’m sure the one who know not drawings can manage draw some little quick sketches like this. Start with basic shapes, keep your lines fairly light. And I say, don’t expect to sit down with one piece of paper and draw exactly what you have in your mind the very first time around. Because this is nearly impossible. So get yourself a paper and draw lots and don’t be concerned about “bad” sketches so just try to draw different pose And I’m sure one of your sketching will be fine for your idea. Here as you see my sketching is not the best Draw your sketch…. it doesn’t have to be perfect, as you see in my sketch too… you will go over it later.
Step 2: My color palette. … here, finally I decided the main colors and here are my colors for this artwork. My colors are: orange, green, yellow, brown, I am using lots of autumn colors for my illustration. I always like autumn colors, they are very proper for my illustrations Here as you see background color could be change and her clothing color change too.
Step 3: Then I click on the Brush Tool (B) and choose a very thin, hard brush. As you know, soft brushes are the blurry ones and hard brushes are more solid. Note that you can have any color selected as your brush color because we’ll go over it with a layer style shortly. Pick the base of your skin color and paint with a new layer onto the sketch layer. Decide where the shadows/whater will be… Now we’re ready to paint. There’s no need to go into minor details. Try to see the image as a whole in this step. Make sure the color layer selected not the sketch. I set the sketch layer to “multiply”. Use the large brush to do some general shading for the overall shape of the head and the neck. As you see nothing detailed at this point.
Step 4: And here let me show you my layer order. When beginning the painting process, there are two very important pieces of information I would like to inform you. There are the light source and location, if your character or object is inside, the lights tends to be warmer but if it is outside then it is tends to be cooler unless at sunrise or sunset…