So I actually painted this way earlier in January (but held off posting it here until now lol) - but yea! Here’s a peppermint/candycane knight for @cgcookie‘s winter contest! Had a lot of fun painting this guy.
Streamed this to patrons last month to demonstrate my process. I’ll probably make the no-commentary timelapse version public sometime later this week, but if you’d like access to the commentated version (as well as future streams/videos as I make them), please consider checking out my Patreon!
This first half of the color course focuses on understanding color from the terms associated with color, how lights project color, choosing color schemes, and much more. We go into different discussions like why Red and Cyan are considered true complimentary colors instead of red and green.
We begin first breaking down what is Color? Why is there confusion when figuring out what is considered Red? As we continue throughout this course we will constantly refer back to the three terms that better explain what color is.
From there we dive into working digitally and the differences that brings when working with color projected with light rather than pigments. Once you begin understanding working in RGB (Red, Green, Blue) then it becomes easier understanding how colors mix in this digital format.
Working with color, we need to understand the color wheels associated with art and the difference between the traditional and modern color wheels. We will then show you how to choose these colors accurately from within Photoshop.
Then we take the time to look at the terms associated with color such as tint, tone, shade, monochromatic, greyscale, analogous, complimentary, and warm/cool. There are a lot of color terms but they are quite simple once you know the meaning of each.
The last section in our understanding color course looks at creating basic color schemes and we have a guest appearance from one of our favorite color artists, Mel Herring giving her insights on working with color as well!
Entry for CGCookie’s contest. Prompt was to design a character inspired by a color (cyan in this case). A rushed entry…maybe I’ll clean this up better later on my own time.
Thanks for all the responses about which color to pick by the way! This one’s was the original pallete, so I eventually decided to stick with this since it was (in general) easier to paint with. Maybe I’ll try something with the other pallete later though, since I do like it a ton.
I’m excluding all my friends because you’re all a SERIOUS INSPIRATION TO ME not kidding but you guys know I love you so except I included crispy because if I didn’t it would be the biggest lie of my life
In this Citizen tutorial Tim Von Rueden takes you through how a base sketch used as a brush can be a great way to start without having to copy and paste the sketch over and over again. Having the standard 3rd quarter view pose is a typical start for characters and having the bones as the foundation helps out with having accurate proportions.
This tutorial is a basic look at how to create character concept art quickly but efficiently. This way your focus can be solely focused on the concept you create rather than making sure the proportions are accurate and set in place. I also do a quick run at creating a brush in a short amount of time to make sure you can save it and keep going. Above is a step by step on what is covered in the tutorial as well as a look at the final results.