I’ve been told an illustrator’s blog needs a post about the work process. It’s has been on my to-do for a while and because Photoshop works in layers I’m using this week’s IF suggestion as my opening.
I’m not revealing any secrets here. This is painting 101, like I learned in art school. The only thing that’s different is that now I’m working digitally.
Next come the shadows. If the drawing looks good but the picture isn’t hanging together, this is the next area to examine. Getting the values right is a lot easier in Photoshop. I can even lighten the shadows. Take that acrylics.
Then I pain the light. While working on this I found a couple of brushes I like, one for drawing and one for the tones and light. And that’s about it. For me, thinking of what to draw is always harder than the drawing itself.