From start to finish. This tut will show how to steps on where to start, what to think of, etc… This tut is for Photshop CS.
- I usually start off with a quick sketch. Does not have to be tight at all since you are painting over it. Paint bucket the bg and draw on a seperate layer.
- I then determine light source and connect my shadows. This part is vital because this will set a solid mass and keep your eye focused on where light and shadows hit.
3.I then block in the other side with a MIDTONE. Remember not to “pop” any highlights until the end. Why would you pop any highlight when you don’t have the mood set yet. It takes a shadow mass and a midtone mass to set up correctly.
- Where the midtones and darks intersect. I choose a color higher in saturation and build it as a blend.
5.Sagat is now all the same color. So let’s set some variation on him. Warm spots which include, nose, cheeks, ears, lips, legs, arms, hands, feet, should be bumped up in those areas using a warmer color.
- Cooler colors make areas turn so adding that in certain areas make the areas lay back a bit.
- Ok now that we have set the basic mood, let’s pop some highlights. The highlights should stay tighter and should not diffuse and disperse widely all around. If so you will lose structure and your image will end up flat.
- And that is it! Once you have all the elements you need in a picture, you can go as far as you want with it. Blend it more if you want or leave it as is.
Important notes following this tutorial:
Try to avoid zooming in when setting up colors. The screenshots I have taken is as far as I zoom in when starting a picture like this. You can zoom in and finish with fine detail later. Set up is the key.
I use the HSB slider so you dont have to use the color picker to bring up that color screen. Simply slide the arrows to adjust colors to your liking.
Hue - hue is the color
Saturation - saturation is how vivid you want your colors to be. Slide it to the left if you want it more greyed out.
Black - How dark you want your colors to be. Slide the arrow to the left for darker color and right for lighter colors.
Feel free to ask questions if you are interested.