Digital Illustration: Underpainting Made Easy!

Sydney H., Digital Illustrator

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9 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction

      1:16
    • Creating Transparent Lineart (Optional)

      2:05
    • Masking your Drawing

      4:53
    • My Approach to Backgrounds

      6:50
    • Adding Your Base Colors

      12:14
    • Adding Shadows

      6:37
    • Enhance with Ambient Light

      4:31
    • Add More Lighting!

      9:07
    • Project Overview

      0:42

About This Class

For this class you will need a graphics tablet (or tablet with pen stylus)!

Ever wanted to enhance your coloring and make it more dramatic without having to fuss over un-harmonized colors? Then join me in this class to learn how I create the under-paintings of my illustrations.

Over the years, I have learned and collected multiple different rendering techniques from many artists. After learning and studying how other artists create their forms, I began to combine the ones that looked the best for my illustrations. The best part about this method is that after you finish your under painting, you can either declare yourself done or continue to refine the drawing further! Not only that, it allows for colors to harmonize naturally without much editing later. For the best results, it’s helpful to be aware of color theory and how it works. However, even if you don’t know that much about it, you can still achieve amazing results by following what looks good to you. While this is a continuation of my first class,  Digital Illustration: Digital Sketching Basics to Tips and Tricks, it is not required to complete this course.

Join me in this class to expand and learn a new easy method of under painting!

PLEASE NOTE: In this class I will be using Adobe Photoshop during my process. Having a tablet with a stylus is essential for this course to be completed smoothly.

Tools You Need:

-Tablet with a Stylus (Graphics Tablet)

-Adobe Photoshop

  Music Credits:

Open Hand Project (Music by Marcus) - "Techy"

Bensound - "Straight"

Open Hand Project (Music by Marcus) - "New Heights"

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I think my only real issue is that the software I use does not include masks at all, which means several extra steps for me.

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Sydney H.

Digital Illustrator

A freelance artist creating artwork that strives to engage and generate pieces that everyone can enjoy. I love exploring multiple fields of the art some of which is digital, traditional, design! I'm highly influenced by old illustrators (like J.C Leyendecker), anime, and video games.

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