Sorry, I fell a little inactive. I don't think I'll have a free bee this Monday. I got a little swamped with things, and Christmas is in full gear for us. I'm probably going to try to get a speed paint up this weekend too. I'm really focussing on the tutorials aspect of this blog, so please don't be too upset if I miss free bee's now and then. i don't do a lot of "doodle" type art, so I generally focus on one big thing at a time.
I thought I'd post a little walk through of a recent image of mine. I get lots of questions about how I use my airbrush, so I'll show you.
This image was of my Character from Conflagration, who is a green skinned jungle witch. I don't recall the actual colours I used for this, I am going to guess. I normally just grab whatever will work without considering what it is, so keeping track of colours on projects is a challenge for me.
The photos here are a bit yellowy, sorry about that! the final piece is at the bottom, and it's fairly true to real colours.
|Step 1: I inked my image in Copic Multiliners. i used xpress it Blending card.|
I then layed in my lightest colour which is my main light source. This was probably YG11.
|Here I laid in a base layer for the hair with some e43. I always colour hair in the direction it's hanging so to form the little clumps of hair, and add to the realism. Notice I left some areas blank or lightly coloured for highlights.|
|I've now blended in the lightest shadows and smoothed out her skin more, with the YG11, BG93.BG94 and BG96|
|Here I've taken E44 and started darkening up the shadows in here hair, and blending it with E43.|
|Adding E49 to darken up the shadows in her hair.|
|I added the red in the scar marks on her forehead, and scanned it, and I was done!|