Another Kendrys Draws gem I picked up here this time about picking better colors. He talks about using a web app called Gamut Maker (here) to help pick your colors. James Gurney explains the hows and whys in 3 blog entries (1 2 3 )
Found this little gem earlier this week. If you have a touch monitor and want to right click with your finger simply touch the screen and hold it for a couple seconds to get the right click menu to appear. So glad I found this trick! This is probably the main reason I end up going back to the mouse.
I used a reference for this over at Pinterest. Tried something new, softer. I like how it turned out.
AKA Check your value time- found a great tip in the ImagineFX mag for Photoshop. Open a new window then convert that window to black and white using ctrl+Y. Now you can instantly check values without distracting colors getting in the way 🙂
“What you see in the work is the person himself. And my heart is in my work.” -Alexander McQueen
“You may make a lot of bad pieces, but that’s the whole idea, because if we make enough bad pieces, we’re bound to make a few good ones. And if we make enough good pieces, eventually we’ll even make some great pieces.” -Noah Bradly
I recently downloaded an awesome brush pack for Clip Studio Paint by RoastedStix over at dA. I love the texture it creates. I used 3 brushes mainly- the Round Gouache (fine), Dry Bristle Round (pressure) small, and the Square Opaque. I used the Round Gouache mainly for the smoother skin parts- pressing down a bit gave a really nice smooth texture while pressing lightly gave a slightly rougher one……
This is just a short clip from a great tutorial by Strawberriice over at Deviantart (here). Another great way to pick colors that I need to keep in mind.
“The drawing tells us what is in the scene. The lighting tells you how to feel about it.” -Clint Cearley (Swatches@Youtube)