what's your art process like?
uuhhh ive gotten this question a few times before but i never really thought anyone would get much use out of it…. but i might as well answer it eventually so here !!
i start off w a messy sketch to get an idea of what i want, (as most artists tend to do) i actually use A LOT of guidelines but usually end up erasing them as i go. i also usually have a bunch of references, as most artists should. if im drawing more than 1 person it makes it easier, IMHO, if i use different colors for them. (i also tend to start of 2000x2000 and zoom in REALLY CLOSE to draw and end up resizing it)
if i REALLY want the piece to look good, or even just care more than a little, ill do a 2nd sketch over the messy/colored one. i think its really important to keep brushstrokes long and fast, so ill admit this could very well have worked as lineart BUT since im a perfectionist……
ill pretty much always do actual lineart. i almost always do the hatch/shading thing after i have all the lineart down because i feel it gives me a good perspective on depth/where to shade if i feel inclined, or even just to supplement shading. i try to keep the hatch lines vertical/mostly vertical so it doesnt look too busy
basic colors! sometimes ill stop here.
if i dont stop there, ill make another layer, set it to multiply and slap a light color over that. i usually put reds/blues over pieces, as a personal preference, but ive used purples, teals, greens, and yellows before. this one has a peach/orange over it. I ALSO STOP HERE PRETTY OFTEN
then line coloring! lots of people use lots of variations of this but i like to keep different colors separated by black. i really like doing this to lines because i feel like it makes the whole piece look a lot softer, which is, again, personal preference
i dont always feel inclined to shading (thus the hatch lines as a supplement a lot) but if i do want to……
ill keep it to the multiply/shade layer. PERSONALLY i think using 1-3 colors looks nicest/makes you work harder with what you have, and using 1 color but lots of shades of it does a good job of presenting a certain feeling/mood, but i fully encourage going nuts with shading if thats your kind of thing
also, heres the settings for the brush i use for… BASICALLY EVERYTHING TBH…… sketching, lineart, coloring, you name it. i love it
and i guess ??????? thats all i have to say on that omg thank u for your patience in me finally answering this