since I was fiddling with my theme anyway, have an Omake for my other picture minus the Nerd glasses
did anybody else notice how his hair seems to have calmed down during the timeskip?
I wanted to make one of those color palette memes with my favorite color schemes.
I don’t know why the first one I drew turned out with this rare cranky expression but I’ll just assume Ithnan was being Ithnan around him.
Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol
First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.
You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top.
Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.
The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.
Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled.
Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want.
Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.
I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top.
Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh.
And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P
I drew this forever ago and forgot to post it, oops
So to those that might not get many asks or just dont know what pose they might want to do here is the Palette-Pose Maker!!
And I think it goes without saying that if you get a number+letter that dont exist pick again!
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP PART OR THE CREDITS
please do not request anything from me right now, just queueing for future reference. I might reblog this again at a later time for actual requests!
The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.
And here you can find a few useful links:
- You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link
- Video process of painting another picture: link
- The old watercolor tutorial: link
- Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
- Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link
Here’s the finished painting: link
zessou, kuerbisflocke and me as FE:A classes!
I’m probably the only unpromoted one because I either couldn’t decide which promotion path to take yet or because the official brain of our party left me out sometimes because I’m a lazy fuck and hitch rides on the healer’s horse a bit too often.
now I’m off to go peel potatoes for my dinner (literally)
here’s the shaded and sketch version of that Brady I uploaded yesterday. Shading digitally (and in flats, no less!) is very difficult for me so I wasn’t sure what to think about it. How do you like it?
Sketches will forever be my favourite part of any picture though.
Brady in #12 for kuerbisflocke
I LOVE BRADY HE’S WONDERFUL
may upload the sketch and an attempt at a shaded version later, for now, have this.
I almost didn’t manage to finish this because my computer is old as dirt and couldn’t deal with all the layers anymore, yikes.
Anway, I’m pretty happy with this, as it’s a step in the direction where I look at digital art and go “yes, this is cool about digital art” like … idk, clean flats and coloured lines and thingamabobs like this and gradients etc.
I still need a lot of practice… and knowledge about how the programs and their functions work… +_+
A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.
Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x