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How I Draw

by UN1Q3


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date
11 February 2017 20:07
id
413006
colour distribution
1567,1563,1201,1185,1150,1142,749,747,743,724,603,595,564,552,464,443,387,381,361,356,356,296,290,288,268,264,262,256,247,243,241,240,237,227,227,223,223,221,220,219,209,209,207,187,183,182,180,179,178,178,175,173,171,169,166,164,162,158,156,156,151,150,150,150,146,145,141,141,132,131,130,130,129,126,126,126,123,123,120,119,118,116,115,112,110,109,109,107,101,100,100,99,99,99,98,97,96,95,95,94,94,93,92,92,92,91,90,89,89,88,88,88,86,84,81,81,79,77,77,75,75,72,71,71,71,70,70,69,68,68,67,66,66,66,66,65,64,64,64,63,63,63,63,62,62,62,61,61,61,61,59,59,59,59,59,58,58,58,58,58,57,57,57,57,57,56,56,56,55,54,54,53,53,52,52,52,52,52,52,52

So pretty much I start out with a sketch in red, then add another layer and make the sketch transparent.

I then line the art in black on the new layer, then once finished, I go to effects and add 1 pixel of outline thickness.

I delete the sketch, add a new layer, then copy the line art down to the second new layer. I color on the second new layer (noting that it is below the other line art layer that remains unaffected by my coloring.

I add more vibrant or darker colors, depending on whether my original colors were vibrant or not, and just shade (similar to cel shading) in the places I would think should be shaded.

I start highlighting after that and add sparkles and stuff, then I add another layer (on the very top) and fill it with whatever color corresponds to the piq (in this case I used bright red), and then add a circle of white, and then blur it on the highest level about 5 times and make it 5-10% transparent. It adds light to the center of the piq and sort of a gradient around the edge.

It just looks nice, its not really necessary, neither are the highlights or shading.

HOPE THIS HELPED!! :)



comments

good to know dewd o3o
by creeperslayer098, 11 February 2017 20:24
much thank QQ)//
by UN1Q3, 11 February 2017 20:24
you know what I always found useful for keeping my coloring out of the lines was the color selection tool
by jamkitty4, 11 February 2017 22:09
yeah i use that a lot too
i usually have a duplicated lineart layer that i put over top as well
by creeperslayer098, 11 February 2017 22:42
ha I don't typically mess with layers very often just in case any funny stuff happens to goes on
by jamkitty4, 11 February 2017 23:22
True, sometimes its hard to use a new layer when you click out or something because it can think you still have the layer selected. I guess its probably just for mac users lol
by UN1Q3, 11 February 2017 23:59
yeah the layers are pretty weird tbh
i tend to save often tho so its not too big of a problem tho lol
by creeperslayer098, 12 February 2017 01:37
thank you so much!
by ajwolfyfox, 13 February 2017 17:56
No problemo!!
by UN1Q3, 14 February 2017 17:45
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