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I made an animated GIF of my coloring process, in response to several askbox requests I’ve received. Someday I’ll make a proper tutorial, but for now here’s a basic breakdown:
1) Sketch the design loosely with a small pencil brush. 2) Establish the basic color scheme with a large chalky brush, 50% opacity/flow. 3) Add some bright back-lighting to bring out the forms. 4) Refine forms with a smaller brush and color the line art to blend it in, using the “lock transparency” tool. 5) Overlay a photo texture and add some glows to create subtle hue shifts.
quick colors over the previous sketch…these days after work, I only want to draw the things that I love.
Figuring out how to stylize a Japanese Spitz puppy because I’m getting one in a few weeks. Excitement abounds!!
the recent stream of rainy days in Seattle is starting to get to me, so now I’m planning a trip to a palmy beach somewhere! I keep searching everywhere for a kitten emoticon swimsuit - won’t someone please make one? :D
here’s another study, as i really need catch up on posting art! i learned this really useful coloring trick (using the photoshop “clipping mask”) while i was participating in the Motivarti mentorship program with the supremely talented Victoria Ying. she taught me all kinds of things about art and the animation industry, and i wouldn’t be where i am today without her.
anyway, i do highly recommend Motivarti if you’re looking for a really neat, personalized art mentorship. the mentor roster is pretty incredible; lots of artists from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, etc. i learned a bunch, and even got a job out of the whole experience! :)
Naia sprite alternates for Sequence, an XBOX rpg
Ky sprite alternates for Sequence, an XBOX rpg
Sequence key players, character sprites I designed for an XBOX game that’s coming out in a month. feels like forever since i made these, but they were really fun to design!
character color test w/ warm brown colors