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Interesting gradient technique
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By Jeka !
Published on 11/11/2008
 
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Today we are going to do a painting tutorial. We will also study and interesting gradient technique that I've figured out. So enough talking let's start painting.

Today we are going to do a painting tutorial. We will also study and interesting gradient technique that I've figured out. So enough talking let's start painting.

interesting gradient technique

Create 2 layer one of which has to be filled with basic black to white gradient.

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

...filled like so.

interesting gradient technique

Select this gradient to tint the area with some color.

interesting gradient technique

The blending mode is color.

interesting gradient technique

I've warped the gradient a little bit.

interesting gradient technique

..A little bit of color correction as well.

interesting gradient technique

Make this gradient now. As you can see the half of the gradient is transparent.

interesting gradient technique

And look here what we can do with this one.

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

I will leave it like so with a little bit tone correction.

interesting gradient technique

It gives me a filling now that this is some king of theater stage. And it definitely has to be an actor there.

Here is my actor sketch. As you can see it has a light falling on the shoulders of the actor.

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

I'm refining the character a little bit.

So, the next thing I need to do here is to paste some text on the top. I decided to do it by hand. I've found some references for the kanyas.

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

Here is my brush. I like to keep it flat.

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

Some transformation:

interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique



interesting gradient technique

In the very end I've merged all the text layers and blended the upper edge. I've also defined these kanyas as brushes and used them on the background patters, download brushes (brushes121.abr).

And this is the end of this quick tutorial. Hope you learned. It was very fast: I really liked how the lighting is set on the character; also the value.

interesting gradient technique

So .... Hope you do still practice and remember that this is the only way forward.