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With this tutorial I’ll color a new project named: “What I have in my hand”. In this tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablet to create the finished result. This tutorial is for people who know the basic of Photoshop. I’ll try to explain how I work, not every detail for sure. So I’ll talk about my techniques, some advices. The cool thing is that, to learn from all people and then develop your own technique. So have fun reading this tutorial. I’ll try to answer any comments and questions.
For this tutorial I will be using these tools:
• Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Graphire 3 USB (Blue)
• A sketch of the main idea
Note: I’m using Adobe Photoshop, if you wish… you can use any other Digital Art Software, like Corel Painter or similar. You can create a the same painting using digital art software, like Corel Painter or similar.
Preview of Final Results
I want you to know something about the beginning of this tutorial..A few days ago, when Iwas admiring sketches and artworks on deviantART.com I get a pm from a deviant member.. She was saying “I just want to see how my character look like when you re-draw and color it. if I could color one of her character? “ Then, I decide to use that character idea on one of my paintings and this tutorial. So, we did come to an agreement! Here, this is Letspetslove’s ( Indre Mockeviciute) sketch. (Credits to Letspetslove and her name is Indre Mockeviciute and this is her deviantART gallery link. http://letspetslove.deviantart.com/gallery/31237907#/d3jhny3 And I bet the one who knows not much about drawing (like anatomy, perspective etc.) can manage drawing some quick sketch like her.
Now below painting is totally based the original sketch by Letspetslove (Indre Mockeviciute ) and it looks nice….the sketch..hmmm I just trying to see what will come out from this…. Anyway you always have to draw a few sketches to decide which one is the best. Letspetslove ‘s sketchwork is the main idea but we are not using that one for this 2d painting tutorial.
Here just a quick sketch that shows my cartoony girl character. it doesn’t have to be clean. Let’s not try to make it super detailed because the lines will be covered up. Okay people… here we go. I’m sure the one who know not drawings, can manage draw some little quick sketches like this. When I draw, I use a lot the CTRL+R (Flip Horizontal) to check if my sketch could be used both left or right and it still looks ok. That helps a lot with the proportion of the drawing.
Step 1: First of all, Let us open a new document (900 width and 860 height or there abouts… and 72 dpi) (Ctrl+N or File > New). A navigation bar or a page layout is best viewed without scrolling, so choose dimensions for those files that will fit within a typical browser window.
Step2: I never keep the background layer white. I always change it into another color. Then I add a third layer called “character paint” between the sketch and the background layer. The settings of this layer should stay normal. I’ll change the sketch layer to multiply mode so it would be transperent.