The Stages Of A Drawing – The Pensioned Upright Geriatric Turtles
Posted on January 5, 2013
I’m probably going straight to hell for this one:
I thought you might like to see the stages a drawing goes through (digitally) to become a final drawing (or painting).
There is actually a stage zero, but I’ve since lost the crumpled post-it note with my initial thumbnail doodle on it. No great loss. First thing is to open MyPaint (no, I don’t use Painter, or Photoshop), and choose a suitable background texture. I either use something that will fit in well with the background of the doodle, or something that is the opposite of the main colour palette. For this, I chose a grey to complement the background I had in mind for them.
I create a new layer and pencil up my design:
Another new layer, but this time I begin to ink over my pencil sketch:
With inking complete I can now switch off the pencil sketch layer:
Time to begin colouring the inked drawing. What I do here is create a another new layer, but this time put the layer below the ink layer. Now I can slap paint on (using the watercolour brush) without touching my inked drawing.
Nearly there. Just need to put some shadows and highlights here and there, and (in GIMP) butcher the original TMNT logo to say what I want it to say:
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