I MADE THIS IN FIVE MINUTES YAAAY (only because the stupid program only lets you record for that long and it makes you sssound like a ssnake and it's the only one I could find for macs)
this is a tutorial for how I draw/colour really quickly!! you need PHOTOSHOP, a TABLET, and MUSIC. 8D
PRE-COLOURING: I didn't have time for this in the video so I'll explain it now. make a new layer for your sketch, but just sketch the really basic skeleton so it'll literally take 10 seconds, then make another layer and sketch normally on that. on the same layer, applying lots of pressure, go over the outside of your sketch. that's your lineart, done in 5 minutes. now delete the skeleton layer and fill the background layer with a colour and you're at the same stage as me in the video.
dude! i could use layer masks to shade, and then mess with the hue later, instead of using the color picker every five seconds.....why didn't i think of that?????!?!?!??! (i mean, i know that's not exactly what you did, but it certainly makes it easier...
Awesome! I love seeing how other artists do things. This is somewhat similar to what I do when I lay in my flats, but I don't like to use multiply if I can help it... so paint in my shadows and highlights with colors I've chosen myself. Usually. But now always.
I also had a couple of notes for you after watching this: in later full version of Photoshop (I'm running CS5 right now) cmd + G (or ctrl+G on PCs) isn't the clipping mask anymore. It creates a group folder. I'm not aware if there is a shortcut to create a clipping mask anymore, but it is still possible in later versions, just not by shortcut.
Secondly... yes. Jing sucks. I tried it out of desperation, 'cause I don't like livestreaming and I would like to try recording my work sometime as I go. I also use a Mac, so good screencapturing programs are hard to find... but I did manage to find one. I've only used the demo version, but if you'd like to find another good program you my try CaptureIt!: [link]
thanks for your feedback! yeah, the shortcut in newer versions is actually cmd + alt + G, my favourite is actually CS2 so i'm using that now haha :) i've actually sorted out this problem! there's a screen capture tool within quicktime and it works perfectly without lagging or messing up the sound quality (like jing does..). just go to file > new screen recording. works like a dream.
Cool tutorial, i've been following your steps, but at about :57 when i try to start adding color, my brush and colors wont show up on layer 3. Any idea what's going on? xD I have no idea what i'm doing!
sorry for the late reply! what I meant by locking the layer was to click 'lock transparent pixels' which is the button with the checkered squares, you probably locked image pixels by clicking the brush. I hope that fixes things!
i feel your pain *also has a mac* livestream recently made a mac version of procaster... but it wouldn't work on my mac *sad* this was really helpful xD it always fun to learn more techniques x3 i used the same masking technique for coloring xD
I'm glad it's of help! it's good to spend time on things, but sometimes when you want a lazy picture.. |D every so often I'll 'stock up' on textures from various sites, I just save them all to a folder I have haha. there are plenty if you browse in resources & stock images > textures for a clipping mask, create a new layer above the one you want to attach it to and press cmd/ctrl+G, depending if you're mac or pc. :] then just colour over the top and it won't go outside the layer beneath it.. if that makes sense.
Wow, this is awesome. I don't even do digital art, but I still love this. It makes me want to seriously consider doing it, since you make it look so easy and quick. I still think it looks brilliant despite the 5 minute time span. :]
and Im sure you're tired of being told your accent is adorable, but. yeah. lol.