perspective grids to get it right
1 Line work in perspective
After the rough idea is visualised in a vague sketch, I drop in my perspective guidelines and start redrawing the scene as accurately as possible. To start with I don’t concern myself with the characters’ clothes – I’ll draw those in a later step.
2 Rough colours
I usually try several colour palettes, using adjustment layers and layers to experiment with different variations, but for this one I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted, so I just painted directly under the lines until I was happy with the results.
3 Painting over the lines
I paint over the lines, smudging and adjusting my way to completion. I like to work in just one layer because it’s more manageable and makes it easier to use the Smudge tool. After the rendering is done I’ll use adjustments to further pop the colours.