Digital character design and painting

Hello. Today our tutorial will be about digital painting. Only few things here that you’ l be able to create without a Tablet. I will begin my work with doing a scan copy of my quick sketch painted on the paper. You should know this ? if you are or becoming a digital artist, the scanner is the thing you should always have. Many and many ideas can come during just easy sketching on the paper. Plus to that painting on paper is still the most convenient way to draw (well if you don’t have a Wacom Cintiq or something like that. 

So let’s finally start to do something.

Here is my scanned copy already in Photoshop.

Digital character design and painting

I will choose the bottom part figure. I really don’t like the top.

And here it is:

Digital character design and painting

Create a copy of a background.

Digital character design and painting

Create a new layer. It is our base painting and coloring layer.

Digital character design and painting

The other good thing about the scanner, it does a high res. Format just from the beginning.

For example my painting has such dimensions from the very beginning and it is not the best of it.

Digital character design and painting

If you will begin to paint you’ll probably notice that you can’t grab any color (only black to white). This is because I’ve chosen Grayscale mode when doing the scanning. Convert.

Digital character design and painting

Now chose a brush.

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Digital character design and painting

And set the opacity and flow near this.

Digital character design and painting

Begin to paint. Just basic tones for now:

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Maybe change the settings for better blending.

Now begin to define you shapes and even the lighting.

Digital character design and painting

Remember: when you are doing the first levels of your painting you Should Not!! care about the details. It can take your attention for good. I can even say that it is some king of disease. Take Care of the Details in the very end.

Well speaking about disease ? some times you can’t help yourself because you already see the detail.

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Digital character design and painting

Some hand details:

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Digital character design and painting 
When the basic shapes are done, you now can take care of the details, lighting, dropping the colors, balancing black and white and refining the edges. This is all you will have to do every time, painting digitally from the very beginning of the process.

Digital character design and painting

More and more realism:

Digital character design and painting

Face details:

Digital character design and painting



Digital character design and painting

Lighting:

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Digital character design and painting

Create a new layer. That is when I’m unsure about the detail. But this time it will be our skin texture layer.

Digital character design and painting

In PS texture can be done in several ways. I will show you how a simple brush can be used to create a texture to any object. It’s really a lot of fun. Notice how the picture is changing.

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Digital character design and painting



Digital character design and painting 
And here is my brush and brush settings.

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Digital character design and painting

Face texture details.

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Digital character design and painting

Hair:

Digital character design and painting

And final head design. Not the best shape.

Digital character design and painting 
Let’s accessorize the picture.

Digital character design and painting

This is – something like magical bliss was painted on a separate layer.

I’m going to experiment with layer styles here.

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Digital character design and painting

Well to me the picture look a little bit distorted. So just make a selection and crop the image following with the a little bit transformation.

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Digital character design and painting



Digital character design and painting

A little bit of tattoos of some king sing the brush you see.

Digital character design and painting 

And we have done. Enjoy.

Digital character design and painting

Pained by: ME )

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