1.5-2 hour studies from mapcrunch
an anon wanted me to show how i color my stuff and so here’s some progress shots.
i use photoshop for all of my digital stuff these days, and i’ve gotten into the habit of using overlay layers for coloring paintings. a lot of it is just fiddling around with different layer opacities and hue/saturation. i wanted to go for something warm and a bit…seductive? so that’s why i ended up choosing a lot of yellow and some red for the overlays. i tried my best to keep the heads illuminated because that’s where i wanted the focus of the painting to be.
usually after i set my flats down i do some more painting on an entirely new layer on top of everything but for this one i only did minor tweaks here and there.
i guess for advice on choosing colors to overlay or multiply i’d recommend using saturated colors sparingly or setting the saturated layer on low opacity. though it really depends a lot about what context the colors are in and what mood you want to set…i might elaborate on this more later, but for now my biggest piece of advice is just to play around with different layer modes and opacities until you get something you like.
i know this probably isn’t the most helpful thing to figure out how to color stuff but i hope you guys got something out of it! if you have any specific questions you can message me and i’ll try to explain it to the best of my ability.
views from my neighborhood
done with all my exams and final projects!!! did a little painting of jan to celebrate
quick hour-ish study that i was fond of
i can’t seem to locate the original source of the image atm, but if i find it i’ll be sure to add a link!
i went to the zoo today! huzzah
sam and skarmory
this has probably been done before but i just wanted to paint something fun!! ap testing is over so i’ll probably be able to post more stuff (but no promises because i still have projects u_u;;)