unatural light

acidcock23  asked:

Hey, hello, can you please do a tutorial of how you painting your drawings ;A; <3 if you want to, of course. Forgive me for been like this but i'm really interested in how you do that because is an amazin job and i just want to learn about it~

Welcome to:

Jante’s lazy colouring tutorial. How to cheat your way to a finished drawing!

Of course there are many ways to colour and I usually pick different colouring-styles depending on what kind of atmosphere I want to create. This is my lazy colouring style. But it’s basically always the same. I’m not good at explaining, but it shows my working process.

(Sorry for English mistakes, it’s easier to explain the concept of colours and all in German lol)

1. Well I start with a very basic sketch of course:

2. Then I put another layer over this and start to sketch with the brush tool. (I use the default setting).

WOW a bit derpy hahaha. This is my lineart.

3. At first I always have 3 layers. Lineart is on top of everything, under it the coloration layer and then the background layer. I’m colouring on one layer. (I don’t recommend this lol)

Even if you don’t want a background (let’s say you want it to be transparent or blank) always put a background layer with a neutral colour (like grey) under your lineart because white is bad for your eyes. It’s bright and you’ll get a headache after a while.

I use the pen tool to put some basic colours on the lineart. It doesn’t matter if it’s messy. It’s important to use the natural colours of everything because I’ll shade in an unnatural colour after this and you still have to recognize it’s natural colouring somehow you know.

4. This guy is Jack if you don’t know. He’s from the game Bioshock and is running around in Rapture which is an underwater city. I gotta work with cold-colours (blue, green, pruple all that stuff). It gives an eerie and unsaturated feeling.

I’m using the pen tool once again to put some basic shades on it. You should know where your light source is or in this case light sources are.

So our key word for the atmosphere is underwater, which means I’ll pick either blue or green and see if it fits. AND HELL YEAH it will. Be adventurous and try different colours!! They don’t have to be natural.

5. Smooth it out with the brush and the water brush tool! (default setting)

6. The second layer of shading will be the background colour, but a bit darker. It should give the first layer of shading deepness.

7. There we go. We’ve got a little colour palette by now! Those will be the repetitive colours for this drawing. I used cold colours it’s nice to add some warm colours too so it doesn’t look boring.

8. So I circled the areas that need to be highlighted. This is a little cheat pattern if you are lazy like me HA I finished colouring the face so I finally coloured the eyes. Don’t use white for eyes, oook. It’ll look boring and flat. If you have an unatural light like here you gotta use something greyish + the colour of the light source if that makes sense.

9. We’re almost there my friend. Put another layer on top of the coloration layer and pick a cRAZY colour to highlight some areas. Sometimes I change the layer setting to screen or additon. But I wanted to keep the green colour so I set it on normal.

10. YES great! I am lazy and I’d say this is finished haha. Repeat the shading levels to your liking. Now there is time for details. Last step is erasing. It’s finished.

But white is really generic so here comes a sloppy background:

At this point I’ve like a gazillion unnecessary layers for the background. You may adjust the contrast, brightness, depths level after you’re done and put a texture over everything (I usually use a grey texture with a “grainy” effect and set the layer on “overlay”)

I usually like the lineart better than the finished drawing… OTL

This is the finished product

Sometimes I do livestreams if you want to know more. I’m not good at explaining this ahhh. I hope this is somewhat helpful!