My aim for this thread is to finish a digital painting from sketch to completion-post the progress at each step-and describe my techniques.
The kicker is I would like this to be an interactive tutorial, hopefully from some of you members who are Skilled at digital painting since I am fairly new to it.
All manners of crits and comments are welcome from anatomy to colors, but i will be concentrating on the technical aspects of digital painting more for this excersize. thus hopefully not only me, but many member can get a good sense of things, the proper steps, tools to use, down to the nitty gritty (you know describing what brush setting you used etc.)
I will be using painter 9 for this, and will be starting in the program, as I want to get to the actual painting part. My ultimate goal is to become more knowledged in the realm of digital painting.
Hopefully this thread will help more people than just me, I welcome all participation as well.
OK enough of my ranting, Ill start posting images....I will also try to post/update as much as possible to keep this fresh. So thanks for reading....here we go!
Remember all constructive advice is welcome! all I want is to come out of this with a satisfactory experience, and a little base knowledge on how to go about some of this!
800x600 Working at 300 dpi Oh and I am also just getting used to using a wacom. so thats another learning curve!
inital sketch. Used a felt tip art marker, size 2.5 opacity 45 or so
fill colors. girl brownish skin creature blueish soft airbrush used
starting some shadows. sticking with soft airbrush at very low opacties and using like a midnight blue color on a layer set to multiply
Ok Im goin to break here. this is pretty much my usual process (and pretty much where I begin to get stuck the airbrush becomes too much of a crutch), I study from Don Seegmillers book Digital character design and painting which helps a deal, but I really figured I would get some much better peer feedback on here.
-notes- Im planning on adding her holding guns so im not goin extensively into the hands as of yet.
Im also going to keep her nude for now. I will probably add cover up items near the end.
Thanks again hope this thread works and I didnt bore anyone too much!