Here's my first attempt at painting something in photoshop since getting my Intuos4 for Christmas....
This is one of the first times I've broken through the starting stage of blocking in colour. I usually think I'm not getting the right shapes/tones and just give up but this time I stuck it out and I'm pretty happy with it.
I'm sorry but I STILL don't understand this method :'(
I usually just block down a few colours and smudge them together but it creates a very flat look. I've been searching EVERYWHERE for a better method but half the time I just can't understand what I'm supposed to do
So could someone please break it down for me as simply as possible?
(I have a Bamboo tablet)
First time 'sketching' with my wacom tablet. Followed the steps outlined in this thread and I was pleased. The banana was sitting on the table to the left of my laptop, wacom to the right. Took about 30 minutes.
JustSheena - the way I interpret this, the blocking of color just keeps getting smaller and smaller until it's all blended.
The tips I found useful - keep 2 windows open for the same document. 1 zoomed out like 25% so you can really see the whole canvas. the other zoomed in like 200% so you can add fine details where they need. Most of the work was done in the 25% window.
Also, The tip about setting your eyedropper tool to using a larger sample area. To keep blending the image, I would sample right between the blocking areas, so the color picker would choose a good blended color, then just kept stroking the area, maybe like 20% opacity brush. With some time, I can see how this will greatly improve my art.
You can see on the upper right side, I didn't really finish blending. Didn't do the shadow either.