It needs an ex­tra some­thing…

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So far things are look­ing good but my anti-hero could use some ex­tra grit. Not to worry! I take my thumb­nail sketch and over­lay it on top my art­work. Now he’s look­ing much bet­ter. It’s al­ways great to experiment and even go back to your ear­lier roughs if they trans­late bet­ter. I mask out any de­tails of my thumb­nail that I don’t need and am now ready to colour!

Oc­to­ber 2015

Build up the colours

Be­fore I start, I merge my black and white lay­ers down to keep things sep­a­rate. I set a colour layer over the top of my art­work at 50 per cent Opac­ity. I then lightly colour over my char­ac­ter, work­ing on the head and body sep­a­rately. From there, I stick to the over­lay and nor­mal lay­ers to grad­u­ally build up colours.

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