The awesome @meltaocto cosplayed a whaler from @dishonored at the con this weekend. It was a great cosplay and I’m really looking forward to see how he improves it in order to compete with it in the future.
First of all, I just wanted to thank y'all for all the love on the last tutorial I posted -I’m glad people found it worthy of sharing and reading. I wanted to make this one more in-depth. I don’t think I would call this a “tutorial” to achieve something specific, but a look into the thought process that goes on regarding environments, storytelling and execution. Hopefully you can relate it to your own thought processes you currently have.
Have a good one, guys! If you got questions, do ask ‘em. :)
(Also. I know I’ve been quiet in posting new art lately. A lot of the art I can’t show yet but there is cool stuff on the way.)
When you say... "make color edits on photoshop" what does that normal entail?
Just color corrections, especially if I’ve gone too far in the piece (already merged my colors into one layer most commonly) or if I’ve changed my mind about the overlying tone (cools, warms, pinks, blues, etc).
I’ll use Stan and Kyle as an example because they have a bunch of color variety.
This is ok! But I want the colors to be more united.
Okay, that doesn’t really help. The hue is compromising the entire picture. Photoshop however:
you can adjust different values independently!! CMYK & RGB. Or less commonly, if there’s one color that just isn’t meshing with the others, there’s the Replace Color tool:
the change isn’t dramatic but it’s there. there’s some other stuff you can play around with but those are the only two that i actually really use for last min changes haha
i just found your art and im in love its so gorgeous omg ?? i was wondering about this one gif u made of riku looking at a flashing of xion/kairi and i was wondering if u'd ever make a tutorial on how to do this for all the struggling animators like me it'd be super helpful! if its too much trouble its alright i love and support everything u do ty !!
Aaahh thank you for your kind words anon! ;w;w;w;w;
I don’t have the mindset (nor the patience) of an animator, so the GIF stuff I do is super simple, made up with just couple of frames and minor edits to the artwork lol. I draw using Paint Tool SAI and then convert over to Photoshop CS6.
I wanted Xion turning into Kairi (or vice versa) so I drew two pics, one with Xion and one with Kairi.
Some GIFS look OK without inbetween shots, but for this one I wanted there to be a transition effect. Going straight from Xion to Kairi doesn’t quite have the feeling that I want.