Hello all. When I say tutorial, this is more a demonstration of my workflow for the purpose of gaining feedback from you guys.
This is a family portrait with a twist. I created a fanatsy setting for the painting of my wife Elizabeth and our 2 daughters Megan and Tammi. I have painted them as fairies. I've been digital painting for nearly a year now and these are my results. I'm going to Uni next month to do a BA in Digital Arts at Huddersfield Uni.
Anyway, below is my workflow. As you can see, I tend to do line art first, then I colour everything in to lay down some simple hues. I then reduce everything dow to the darkest tone I will be using and work up using brighter tone highlights without getting all the way to white.
Finally, I erase away the original line art where possible. Obviously each stage is more incremental than I have explained but generally speaking I go:
LINE ART > BASE COLOURS > DARKEST TONES > MIDTONES/HIGHLIGHTS > SPECULAR HIGHLIGHTS > REMOVE LINE ART
So thats my approach, please enjoy learn and most importantly critique as I always continue to learn from others.