Lay down the line art

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Workshops -

This is the most im­por­tant part of the process. Your idea, char­ac­ter, pose and story need to be en­cap­su­lated in your line drawing. Be loose and quick, keep­ing en­ergy in your lines. Make sure your base is strong. It’s pretty rough, but I’ll be paint­ing over al­most ev­ery­thing any­way. Don’t get too at­tached – be ready to change any­thing, to make it more in­ter­est­ing.

Au­gust 2015

Block out flat colour

I set the layer mode to Mul­ti­ply, make a new layer un­der­neath the line work and start brush­ing in flat colours. Even at this stage, I want to make the im­age in­ter­est­ing. I keep my colour scheme limited: ev­ery­thing is a warm, earth tone. Even the green is a very de­sat­u­rated yel­low-green, cre­at­ing a more re­al­is­tic and vis­ually pleas­ing feel.

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