I can't imagine this hasn't been asked a thousand times before... but I couldn't find a thread about it using search and, amazingly, even Google failed me.
Anyway, I know there are those two different methods out there, but I'm not sure what style to use. Do you guys use both? One or the other mainly? What do you think are the advantages or disadvantages of both?
The reason I ask is because the black and white method certainly wasn't available to traditional painters and is only possible because of stuff like Photoshop, and it seems effective, but it also feels and looks strange to work in.
Mainly the kind of art I want to get into is stuff like video game character design (if any of you know of League of Legends, the kind of art being produced for that game is basically what I'm talking about), but painting is surprisingly hard for me to get into.
I'm alright at drawing, but I'm definitely miles better at drawing than painting (I haven't ever painted anything outside of gradeschool).
If you guys are interested, a bunch of the characters created for League of Legends actually have art spotlights up on YouTube. Here are two examples:
Grayscale to color: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_-0...eature=related
Blocked in colors to more detail (of the many artists who work on League of Legends, this particular artist is probably my favorite style / composition-wise): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwGBmX7gZw