Hi there!

Here’s another short tutorial of my newest drawing. I will guide you through my art process step by step.

I always start with a base sketch where I lay out most of my values. Usually it will need some adjustments regarding anatomy or pose, but it is rhoughly finished. 1

I also make sure the background has its base value, which makes it easier to adjust.

Next step is adding colours. I love this part, because you get to play around with the colour pallette! I often work on a soft layer for adding basic colours.

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Again, pay attention to your background! I have a preference for textured backgrounds, as you can see in the image above. The top is a light colour, because I want my adience to focus on her face. 3

To adjust the colours you just applied, add a normal layer and start working with your shapes, making use of your colour picker (one of Photoshops best tools 🙂 ). This way, you work with the colours you already have, gradually defining the outlines of your artwork. 4

The vibrance adjusting guys! This helps me so much in perfecting my colours. Also, keep  adjusting contrast and adding hinglights and shadows (as I did here with her shirt). It makes an object stand out more. Another trick I use influencing colours, is picking a basic colour (blue, red, yellow, purple, green, you name it) and filling a whole layer with it. Set this layer to lighten, colour dodge, overlay or soft layer to emphasize or dull out certain colours.

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Work on your highlights! Most of the time I work with warm colours as highlights, and this drawing was no exception. In the image above, the bikini bottom has gotten a texture to add detail. You can easily apply textures by copying an image as a seperate layer on your artwork. Hit CTRL + T and go to the arch icon above your image ( view process in image below).5a

When you hit the warp option in Transform, it lets you shape the layer in any way you want. First, I make a layer more transparant to see how the folds in a piece of clothing flow.  Follow the lines of the piece of clothing you want to add the texture to.5b

Set the layer to a blending mode of your choice (in the example picture below I used linear light) and start erasing the overlapping contours. I also erase a bit of the texture in the shadow part to let a texture ‘fade’.

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Lastly, I add an overall texture over my image in order to make my artwork a more cohesive piece. And I never forget to colour dodge. Add you last details (like backlights) in this step, but do not spend to much time on it!

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Always add your name to a piece before publishing it online. And then you’re done!

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Let me know what you think! Are there any requests for tutorials?

Love, Eve

 

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