Drawing a female character
Hallo again students! Today the topic of our discussion and the tutorial itself will a quick, about 1 h sketch if the character. This will be a female character and we will be using a tablet to paint this one, because there are no way you going to make it using a mere mouse.
Let’s get starting.
Create a document about this size. It has the 4:3 proportions so you can create 800x 600, 1024×768 and so on.
Create a new layer because I usually leave background untouched.
Choose a brush. This is my favorite brush. It is similar to basic round brush but it is a little bit flattened on the sides. It has opacity jitter set to pen pressure and size dynamics without any settings (but still the option is turned on.
Begin the sketch. Here I’m defining the posture and the proportions of the character.
Well something like this; a one very fast line sketch.
Now set the brush opacity to about so.
Let’s begin to deal with the value. To set the value right takes not 1 year to understand and to set it right. Moreover I’m still studying and understanding this technique.
I’m beginning to set my value from a little darker than midtones.
In this part I’m dropping some darker mids; not on the whole character but only on the part of his leg.
And on the character itself now.
I’ve erased the face because I didn’t like it at all. I’ve also moved it a little bit to the left.
Now I’m beginning to render my character dropping the rest of the value gamma and also painting some details.
Instead of painting the right arm of the character I’ve decided to paint a cloak.
I’ would like to give some accessories to my character.
Now all the body details seem to be on their places, so let’s deal with the head details and rendering.
I would like to change the head position. For this I’m going to select
the around the head area and just drag it (V + drag).
Begin to drop shadows and midtones defining the shape of the head.
got this line brush. You can make lines brush very easily. Just use a
type tool and type: IIIIIIIIII or iiiiiiiiiii or!!!!!!!!! And then just
define the brush.
tell you, I haven’t got any great result with the head so I’ve just
made it disappear. BAD BAD – example * you shouldn’t fear to
paint what you can’t!!!!
I’ve also dropped some shadows with low flow soft brush.
Now the background. As it is a sketch I’m not going to create detailed background here.
I will show how to create a background very fast.
Use the flat brush I hope you’ve created.
Use 0% motion blurs and there we have it.
I’ve also dropped some bounce lights. Using low flow white colored brush.
Practice a lot – speed and quality and everything else will come in time.