Well, it’s Friday again, but instead of a figure photoshop this week, I decided to do a fan art of Mirai from dannychoo.com. Hot off the press, just finished 10 minutes ago, radiantdreamer brings the latest news to you!
I decided to try out something new with this one and completely abandoned my normal methods of painting. I usually paint in several layers, and always keep my sketch and line art separate from the color layers.
This time, I decided to see what would result if I painted everything on a single layer. I started with a rough sketch, and then did some basic color blocking on a new layer. After that, I merged both layers together, and began painting over the sketch. I should have cleaned the sketch a bit more before doing this, as this brought in a lot of problems later with the messy lines.
Overall, I had fun doing this, but I’ll have to refine this method a bit more if I want to create more loose drawings. I don’t think anime is a good subject for painting loose.
The original sketch. It’s actually not too bad. I like it. Much of the subtle cute parts about the sketch were lost after painting over it.
The final image. Click on it for a larger size. The final image looks very polished, with good lighting, but much of what made the sketch look cute has been lost due to too much fiddling with the eyes. Though I still like this one for the softer, sweeter demure.
And of course, a youtube video!
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