I’ve been doing my best to really knuckle down and practice my photoshop skills on my cintiq daily. And today I thought I would do a quick illustration using the new techniques I’ve been practicing.
I drew from scratch a Dungeons & Dragon’s monster – a beholder.
I started with a real quick sketch. Then I knocked down that layer to about 40%. Next, I went over that sketch on a new layer with a more detailed drawing at 100%. I deleted the sketch layer and moved on to a new layer set on multiply. I used that layer to draw over the line work with color. First flat colors, then lights and darks to show the light source and bring in some dimension. After that, a quick background and the sketch is done.
All in all, it took maybe an hour and a half. Getting better. More practice is needed, but I’m enjoying how things are progressing.
More to come!