Painting techniques

 
Today we have a pure painting tutorial. Actually this is part 2 of our character creation tutorial. In this 2nd part we will drop color and polish the character.

So let's go.

This is our grayscale character concept.

painting techniques

First thing I recommend you to do (I use it sometimes, which is wrong. You have to use it all the time, and believe me it's worth it) is to create a tone or color palette.

So let's decide basically only the skin color tones before we get to business.

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painting techniques



painting techniques



painting techniques

Begin to tint the body and the face.

painting techniques



painting techniques



painting techniques

As you can see I've modified the face a little bit. Made it like the slave's face: dead and ugly.

painting techniques

Some legs details: I'm using background color along with a bush to polish the form.

painting techniques



painting techniques

This highlighted contour is very important and helps to make the rendering more realistic.

painting techniques



painting techniques



painting techniques

Some
  
details on those straps. I will keep em black.

painting techniques



painting techniques

Oh ea I'm using plain brush here. If you want to make something big in the future you have to know how it's done "primitively".

painting techniques

Only the opacity is set to pen pressure.

I'm polishing the skin on the arm. Don't like it at all.

Let's make some kind of bio art. Moreover if taking it forward I'm not completely satisfied with the render and the character itself - could have been way better.

painting techniques



painting techniques



painting techniques



painting techniques

Sometimes it really helps to step away from the painting for some time (30min) to look at it with "fresh" eye. It really helps to see the mistakes you've made.

painting techniques

I took some time to change that head. It looks like this now.

painting techniques

Some color adjustments.

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painting techniques



painting techniques

And this is it with creating (part 1) and rendering (part 2) of the character.

Report: the character is a little bit overdone. The pose isn't just correct enough. No lighting.

painting techniques

So practice a lot and make as less mistakes as possible.
   


Tutorial Series

This tutorial is part 2 of a 2 part series. Other tutorials in this series are shown below:
  1. Character creation techniques
  2. Painting techniques

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4 Responses to "Painting techniques"

 
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said this on 13 Apr 2009 7:51:46 PM MDT
Best I've seen so far!!

 
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said this on 14 Apr 2009 1:31:10 AM MDT
Of course you had a fantastic base drawing to begin with, I really admire your artistic talents. Another excellent tutorial, I enjoyed reading through it. Thanks for posting this, and keep up the good work!

 
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said this on 06 May 2009 1:28:37 AM MDT
A great bit of artwork. Keep posting these masterpieces!

 
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said this on 26 Jun 2010 7:22:49 AM MDT
This is a great place for me to visit as I need to understand more of this. Thanks for the tips.




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