Block­ing in colour

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I let the back­ground rest a bit once I’ve blocked in the ba­sic light, and cre­ate a new layer on which I’ll start to block in the wolf. To get a bet­ter over­view of the paint­ing, I go to Win­dow> Ar­range> New win­dow for redrid­ing­hood.psd. That way I get a new win­dow of the same paint­ing, which I can scale down to see the big­ger pic­ture. The same tech­nique is ap­plied to the wolf as to the back­ground. I start off by paint­ing in a grey­ish brown sil­hou­ette of the wolf, that serves as the main un­der­paint­ing. From that base, I go to more grey tones as well as to more brown tones, as I start to chisel out the shapes. I try to avoid black and white, but al­ways work with richer tones. White and black are best kept for ab­so­lute ex­tremes, such as high­lights in eyes.

Adding con­trast Ctrl+L (PC) Cmd+L (Mac) To add some ex­tra con­trast

use this to your paint­ing, short­cut to

in­crease the level

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