so i have to sketch in a color then lock the layer and fill black

anonymous asked:

O.O I saw the pencil sketch of your dragon OC on the other Blog but how did you line art and color it on Paint?!! with a TRACKPAD? ._. And how did you erase the sketch? I'm sorry I'm a n00b but could you do a tut in your spare time for us people without fancy technology? PS: I bow before your skills TT^TT

OKAY INSIDE IS A PRETTY IN-DEPTH TUTORIAL, i didn’t leave out any steps or tricks i use. possibly the most useful ones are terminating the sketch, and how to use the eraser tool to color-swap which makes the following processes a lot easier:

  • putting markings on a color while without worrying about getting out of the lines

  • putting down some shading

  • coloring lineart

  • marking behind a drawing

(if you didn’t know about that, i recommend checking it out in step 4)

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rebigulator  asked:

Hey! I am obsessed with how you color your art / use color. Would you ever consider doing a video tutorial or anything of that nature?

Definitely! I’ll give you a quick explanation here, and make something up later when I have the chance.

So to start out, I just want to make it clear that I DO use a lot of inefficient guesswork, that I’m really trying to get better about, so take this explanation with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I start with the sketch that I decide to go with, and clean up all of the lines with one of Kyle Webster’s inking brushes, using black as the main color, just for clarity. Then, I make a selection around the drawing using the cleaned up lines, and fill the selection (on a separate layer) with the base color of the pokemon I’m working with. Then I lock the layer into a mask and continue filling out flat colors on the drawing. I try to keep my flat colors as simple as possible, because I don’t want to muddy the image with too many details when I add the light and shadow layers later on. Again, this isnt something I’m perfect at, and still have a problem with from time to time. Once I have all of my flat colors put down to my liking, I move onto my shadow layer. I add a layer and set it to multiply, and then create a clipping mask that’s attached to the flat color layer underneath. I’ll do this for each subsequent layer from here on out so that I don’t leak any color outside of the drawing. The colors I choose for my shadow layer is USUALLY a warm color, at about 10-20% darkness, and about 20% saturation. It’ll become much darker when you use it on a multiply layer, and much richer without over saturating the image too much. This is just personal taste, however, because I just really prefer rich shadows. Now, instead of drawing in all of the shadows, I fill the entire multiply layer with the color I chose, and use a large eraser to erase the parts that AREN’T in shadow. This helps me work large, and keep me from getting too detail oriented too quickly. After that, on the same layer, I’ll choose a darker, richer color of the same hue to paint in my deeper shadows, but I try to use this color very sparingly–only where there’s a very obvious drop shadow.

Once I’m done with the shadows, I add another layer, again clipped to my flat colors, and set it to color dodge. This is for highlights, and to sparingly brighten up some colors here and there– generally at a very low opacity so that I don’t over blow the image with too much highlight. The color I often choose is generally a dark, highly saturated warm color. If you go too light (higher than 60% darkness) you get white too soon, and I try to only add white highlights on surfaces that are highly reflective, like the Magneton drawing. Using color dodge can be tricky, and I’m not saying it’s necessarily the right way to do things, but it can give the drawing a look like it’s been slightly bleach-stained, and I think that’s cool, so I choose to use it.

Then finally, I lock the layer of my line art, and fill it with a dark, saturated color that’s close to black, but not quite, because too dark can flatten the image even more than I want.

Anyway, I hope this helps! Again, I play a lot by ear in the spur of the moment, so nothing is a complete science, nor do am I trying to imply that this is the correct way of doing things, but this is the process I’ve found works for this specific project, and I’m always trying to learn other ways of doing things because I KNOW that this approach can be limiting and fickle. It just happens to be the most pleasing way for me to work. Thanks for your interest! I’ll work on making a video tutorial made when I have the software and means to do so.

Shauna’s super cool art process!

Okay ‘cause people have asked how I worked I’m gonna put together a lil process post for my Mari illustration to show you guys how it all looks! I’ve never done this before so bear with me, hahaha.

Step 1: Sketch!

For my illustrations I usually start off with a teeny tiny sketch that I just transform and stretch bigger to clean up some.

Step 2: Inking!

I ink using the G-nib pen in Manga/Clip Paint studio! The size of my brush varies but I try to make everything a certain thickness ‘cause I feel my art looks better with thicker lines.

Step 3: Flats!

I use the magic wand tool to select areas, expand selection, and fill in the area whatever color I want. I generally put all my colors on different layers so I don’t have to worry about coloring over something wrong!

Step 4: Air-brushing!

This is where I kinda start shading everything? I lock my layer, gently go over it with the soft airbrush tool, and darken up the area a bit. I try to generally make sure I follow the rule of light direction and etc but I’ll be honest at the end of the day for my illustrations I just want it to look as cute, shiny, and bubbly as possible while still making some sense. I just want it all eye catching! ^^;

Step 5: Shade and highlights!

Okay! Now this is where I get it all to look real crisp and shiny. On a multiply layer I go over with my G-pen tool and just put in a more solid shade (I use clip layers to do all this now so I don’t color out my lines!) and on another layer I will add in highlights.

Step 6: Color lines and add finishing touches

And finally this is my favorite part ‘cause it means I’m just about done! I will go over all my linework on a clip layer (or just lock my lineart layer if I feel like it) and color my lineart so everything looks real soft and sleek! I try to avoid leaving any black lines if my picture doesn’t use any black in it. Usually my eyelashes are left black but this time I decided to color them to match the pupil color.

I will also go over anything with more airbrushing on a addition layer if it’s not shiny enough for my desu taste. I kinda went nuts with this, ho ho! 

But that’s basically it… my illustration work is real simple. I just want to make my pieces real cute and alluring. A lot of my coloring right now is inspired by official Sonic art from a few years ago. Not gonna lie…hahaha.

I hope that helps someone!!

anonymous asked:

I love your haikyuu drawings!! I'm so bad at coloring. Can you show us the steps you take to color your drawings? (And which brushes you use)

Aw I’m glad you like them! <3 I can certainly show how I color my stuff, though my methods are usually very experimental lately haha `v´ But I’ll talk a bit about the base method I’ve been using mostly lately! So let’s begin this little tutorial uvu

First of all! It is important to note that I only use Paint Tool SAI for all my digital art! Traditional art is a mistery to me, so I’ll only really explain the digital procedures~ `v´ This will be REALLY long so I’ll put it under a cut!

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ty!! haha yeah I don’t do it all that much anymore bc I like the style I’ve been using lately. it kinda evolved into my current style tbh. I still use a bunch of layers, it’s just that I draw the shapes out and everything is kinda blocky round instead of sharp shapes and straight lines.

anyways first I sketch the thing. this sketch of my titan is p simple, but as you’re doing the final bits, you can add all the details

with the sketch down, I figure out the colors. As I work more on the drawing I’ll start mixing the colors at like maybe 25% increments if I need more colors.

now to drawing the lasso bits. using my sketch as a guide, I use the lasso tool to make the shapes for the diff parts of my titan and then ctrl f to fill them. 

this is the lasso tool i use. draw to add to ur shape, and hold alt to cut away at it. I start off with the titan’s undersuit thing. I tend to break them into parts so I can rearrange them later on (thighs, lower legs, torso, arms, hands…) I’ll have them all on diff layers! so 6 layers in all for the her black undersuit. 

make a layer group set to 75% so you can throw all your lasso bits in there and still see the sketch. it is v helpful keep the layer with all your colors right there so you don’t have to keep making it 100% opacity to get your colors.

it is kinda messy so just

and cut away (ctrl x) the messy part of the layer 

and now repeat for the rest of the layers

ctrl drag is your best friend here. don’t worry too much about naming layers since you can just ctrl click a part and automatically select it.

and repeat. I was working off memory here so bleh.

this isn’t as nice as my lasso draws when I was doing them a lot, but you get the idea. just keep working and drawing new bits and rearranging them as you go until u got something you like. lock layers as necessary and clip detail layers together so you can nudge the detail bits around like the main bits they’re clipped to.