Ugh, gave up on the face. Need to do some just plain portraits, maybe something out of the currect OFDW. Learned some good things this time though for sure. Finally making use of flipping the canvas, popping in tones a bit quicker and bolder. This one probably went quicker, that and I gave up quicker perhaps? Haha. Still, no color for awhile.
Side by side with reference, a few level line checks.
Mmm, 99% is the default round. Size, flow and opacity set to pressure. Flow setting usually around 33%, constant adjustments of hardness via ctrl+[ and ctrl+].
Other than that, little bit of a speckled brush, just a bunch of random sized blobby dots that I usually use for flowers etc. Set on a multiply layer and another set on an overlay layer - that's where the skin texture came from.
One more brush to get a sort of smeared paint look for the vignette at the bottom, it's one of Alday.J's with some modifications made by Bumskee. I'll see if I can find it and post it up.
Awesome, thanks alot for replying, I think I remember you mentioning a long time ago you use mostly the hard edge basic default brush for most of your work. I think I have alot of bumskee and alday.j's brushes but I have so many freekin brushes I don't know which ones are which, I need to go through them and pick out the ones I like and make my own set. I watched your video last night of the alien in the flower patch! Wow man, thats a really great use of brushes, very impressive. and it only took about 20 minutes! I am assuming thats how you work on most of those pieces in Black and white then you use somekind of overlay color layer to give it some color? I havent watched the other video yet I will get to that one. Thanks alot for doing those videos they are very fun to watch and inspirational to get to work, so I hope you keep doing those video demos I think they are one of the best ways to learn new things. I never knew about the sharpen/unmask sharpen, now I know what it does.
Thanks alot apathy.
Oh also, if you do keep doing those videos can I put in a request for one of those color figures you do, I love how you color characters.
-Mr.Joe: Mm, for sure man my pleasure. On brushes, besides using big dirty brushes to lay in abstract shapes, brushes are just for show - icing on the cake. The cakes the really important part, what I'm trying to say is it might be best or easier to use just a flat brush and focus on things such as form and edges - though do experiment with everything and anything as I believe that's the best way to really grow. On B&W into color, still working on these methods - often I'll overlay some color or multiply after I have a rough idea of what I want to do while working in B&W. Others start as mostly abstract colors and shapes and evolve from there. No real 'set' process as often that's exactly what I am experimenting with - processes. On the unsharp mask - hehe yeah... that's a dirty little trick I use a lot. Can be fun to sort of blur out the 'peripheral' a bit too with gaussian blur. I'll try and record the next figure color I do, see if I can put that up. Cheers dude!
Enthombed: Heheh, thanks dude. More coming when I'm rested up from the workshop haha.