move from Sketching to painting
1 Gesture, not details I begin with a very quick sketch to get the main idea across. Usually at this stage it’s very rough so I can focus on the gesture of the pose I’m going for, rather then spending too much time on details, which I will be working out later.
2 Bring in colour Next, I will add colour underneath the initial sketch. This helps me to block in shapes. This stage can also be a great time for working out the silhouette, while also considering other design elements, such as straights vs curves. Often at this point I’ll make any necessary changes to ensure that the pose reads well.
3 Time for details Finally, on a new layer, I’ll begin adding any additional details. I’ll paint and refine the sketch to give it more structure and form. Here I’ll make any final changes to the character, and work out the anatomy that may not have been properly considered in the initial rough sketch.