Sample project!

Sample project! - student project

Hi guys! I thought I'd upload a sample project in case you guys were wondering how to present the work in progress steps of your artwork!


Here's STEP ONE - the construction sketch and / or the clean sketch. I kept the construction layer and lowered the opacity to 50%, then saved the image as a jpeg.

Sample project! - image 1 - student project

 STEP TWO - Maybe you don't have the time to finish the artwork the first day, maybe you wanted to get some feedback before you move on to colouring... but now you got it and so you proceed to flat colouring! I think this is the most time-consuming step in the process. When you're done just save the image as a jpeg and upload it!

Sample project! - image 2 - student project


And finally, STEP THREE! Upload the final artwork with the lighting! If you want to, let us know what blending settings you used (for example, I used 3 shading layers on Multiply, 1 Lighting layer on Soft Light and 1 on Colour Dodge) - it can be helpful for fellow classmates to experiment more with shade/light and blending settings! Show us your reference picture as well, so that we can go 'Ohhhh' noticing how uncanny similar they are!

Sample project! - image 3 - student project


And that's it! Thanks so much for sharing your art with me and I hope you have fun!


Much love,


Maria Lia Malandrino

Story / Illustration / Animation