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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.



Drawing a female character

Create a new layer because I usually leave background untouched.



Drawing a female character

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.



Drawing a female character

Begin the sketch. Here I’m defining the posture and the proportions of the character.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

Well something like this; a one very fast line sketch.



Now set the brush opacity to about so.



Drawing a female character


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.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

In this part I’m dropping some darker mids; not on the whole character but only on the part of his leg.



Drawing a female character

And on the character itself now.



Drawing a female character

I’ve erased the face because I didn’t like it at all. I’ve also moved it a little bit to the left.



Drawing a female character

Now I’m beginning to render my character dropping the rest of the value gamma and also painting some details.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

Instead of painting the right arm of the character I’ve decided to paint a cloak.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

I’ would like to give some accessories to my character.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

Now all the body details seem to be on their places, so let’s deal with the head details and rendering.


First
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).



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

Begin to drop shadows and midtones defining the shape of the head.



Drawing a female character




Drawing a female character

I’ve
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.



I
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.



Drawing a female character

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.



Drawing a female character

Use 0% motion blurs and there we have it.

I’ve also dropped some bounce lights. Using low flow white colored brush.



Drawing a female character

Practice a lot – speed and quality and everything else will come in time.



Drawing a female character

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