In this lesson we shall learn to draw a shark floating at ocean.
Open in a new window a scanned picture, representing a shark.
To work with it, it's necessary to copy the layer, on which the picture is represented: Layer - Duplicate Layer
. You have to decolorize it also, applying Image - Adjustments - Desaturate
(shift+ctrl+u). The previous layer, you'll delete it, using as usually the fast button on Layers
window. Don't forget to outline the edges between two colors presented in the shark's coloring.
Insert now a new layer: Layer - New - Layer
and choose the Brush Tool
to color the shark's skin with the basic colors (white and grey), each one on a new layer.
Represent another layer above the layer with the grey color and group out both of them: Layer - Create Clipping Mask
(ctrl+g) not to get outside the pictured contours already. Paint this new represented layer with the Gradient Tool
Merge down both layers, applying Layer - Merge Down
(ctrl+e). Paint the rest of the shark's body, using again the Brush Tool
Choose now a small size brush and outline the shark's folds and the gills. To transfer them exactly form the scanned picture we should minimize the layer's Opacity
and then get it back on 100%
Start picturing the shadows, but you have to change firstly some of the brush's adjustments.
Choose now the Burn Tool
and outline deep shadows.
Choose now the Smudge Tool
to blur out correctly the shadows to get a smooth skin's surface. First choose a medium brush's size, but the final correction is possible to do with a big size brush with circular motion.
Apply now the next instrument Dodge Tool
and add several highlights.