So I really wanted to have a comic finished today, but I have one in the making that I’m really liking and didn’t wanna rush it, or separate it into parts. So have this Stardust Ruby Rose thing till I get back from vacation, and can upload a cute team STRQ comic!
Sidenote: Anyone think “Dust” in RWBY could be Star Dust? Idk what that would mean, but it sounds cute~!
Any tips on creating consistent lighting in big scenery pics? Idk like making the colors in a pic match the time of day or mood being conveyed.
I USE A VERY TRIAL AND ERROR SORT OF METHOD HAHA I generally just play around with colors until I think it fits
Something that helps me out a lot is having an under layer of color to set the mood, and then I use a brush with opacity turned on to set the rest of the colors! As the brush is semi-transparent, the under layer bleeds through and helps to keep the overall tone consistent-ish! You can see the final colors are very different, but the ‘base colors’ read similarly i.e. his hair is red, his shirt is white
Here’s a more detailed explanation:
*I like to adjust the color by lightening it/ adding more saturation bc mixed colors tend to come out a bit grey-ish and dull
It’s important to keep in mind that color is relative!!! So for example in the dark image, the color I use for the person isn’t actually orange, but it appears to be so in the purple setting. You don’t always have to use the true color for it to look like said color in a picture! I’M PRETTY SURE you can achieve what I’m talking about here by playing around with layer effects in Photoshop as well !! Though I have never really figured out how to do that so I do it the long way LOL This tutorial here is very helpful for explaining lighting too SO CHECK IT OUT!!! I HOPE IT HELPS A LITTLE!
totally relatable everyday things the signs remind me of
aries: getting unreasonably turnt when a song comes on, seeing someone who is the same height as you & thinking you could take ‘em if necessary, road rage, being betted you won’t do something (which makes you do it)
taurus: when you go to a restaurant you’ve never been to before and go with the safest bet, sinking into that one comfortable spot on the couch; hour by hour slouching deeper and deeper, the scary but motivating feeling of being relied on, when something says ‘take one’ and you grab a handful
gemini: when your actions don’t match your thoughts - acting generously but thinking ‘ugh this sucks’, the bubbling feeling of curiosity when you see someone being sketchy, being bored so you start making a game out of anything, when you have one eyebrow penciled in and not the other so you start acting like two-face
cancer: honestly just mood swings; one second you’re elated and the next you’re like what in the world, why does life feel like the worst now??, being reminded of a pastime/nostalgic days, excessive crying over a video about animals, going by the baby section and wondering what it would be like to have one
leo: when your hair is unnecessarily jam-packed with volume, those moments where you act like you’re in some dramatic production, when you have an insecurity that you’re not sure how to go about so you try to play it up in a really big way (fake it till ya make it), blurting random things or raising your voice because you want people to pay attention to you
virgo: rubbing your face on clean clothes because they smell & feel Good, when all the products at a store are lined up but there’s one that’s not and you feel it is imperative to fix it, buying a planner because you think you’re gonna become studyblr goals, looking at something and only seeing what could be improved
libra: when you’re online shopping and putting everything you like in a basket even though you probably won’t get it, being around colleagues/people you don’t like but you know you have to play it nice, the blank feeling you get when someone asks you what you want to eat, the feeling of loneliness wanting to talk to anyone
scorpio: cyberstalking people you hate and/or adore, getting annoyed when you can’t remember the name of something that was on the tip of your tongue, finding something that enamored you and obsessing over it all day, having a secret confided in you and thinking deviously to yourself ‘wow i could do something with this if i wanted’
sagittarius: those existential crisis moments where you get fake deep in your head, tripping over your own feet, wandering off from your group because there’s more for you to explore, when you’re driving and think ‘i could just pack my things and go on a road trip right now’
capricorn: the dread that comes over you when you’re about to walk up an obscene amount of steps but also the anticipation of reaching the top, feeling responsible for things you don’t have to, seeing something and thinking ‘#goals’, constantly checking the time to ensure you have enough
aquarius: when you fix a semi-simple problem on a device and feel like steve jobs, thinking you see a ufo in the sky and wishing you would be taken captive (even tho it would be willing), seeing something and condescendingly thinking ‘how original’, saying something off-color just to see someone’s reaction
pisces: the feeling of relief being in a shower after a long day of reality, getting caught up in an activity, daydreaming while songs are playing, finding something to idealize, when everyone is talking about something and you feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t Get It
No this is not a new technique. I finished my math test really early and I know I should’ve studied for my exams but knowing me haha slacking off. I realllly miss coloring but obviously i dont carry my tablet with me so I use my phone instead. Idk playing with the brushes and I actually like how it turned out😂
gonna use this mob to finally explain my COLORING PROCESS.. and how i go from these base colors to the final product ..
i always start with my base colors, which are almost always the same, so i keep a color palette to choose from. I usually pick the skin tone first and then change the hue for diff colors (I sometimes change the saturation and brightness too) The example below is the skin tone i use almost Always.. and of course it can be changed later on