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posted 1 hour ago with 4 notes
# ask erin # my irish heritage is showing # but man potatoes are great # i woun't mind more asks # that is if you have any haha # my sketches are kinda shitty sorry about that
posted 2 hours ago with 5 notes
# ask erin # not very good at drawing animals haha # ah whoops i drew the wrong leg missing # i'm going to be very slow doing these sorry # my laptop is being a total ass today

hey if you guys send me asks I’ll sketch out my responses. I’m very bored…

posted 3 hours ago with 2 notes
# delete later # maybe # ugh i'm annoying sorry

ladyrinlyn:

Here’s what my painting process usually looks like when I do a rendered digital piece.

Before I start explaining things though, I want to start off by stating the importance of setting your tablets pressure sensitivity in a way that best suits your needs. I have a post describing how and why to do that here. Also, I use the default hard round brush in photoshop for 90% of this painting. I have it set to transfer and spacing to 0%, that’s all. Nothing too fancy.

1. I do a sketch on a medium gray background. Toned backgrounds take away the intimidation of a blank canvas and makes it a little easier to start working. Because I’m going to be painting over this, the line work doesn’t need to be very clean.

2. I make a new layer under my sketch layer (but above the gray background) and set the sketch layers opacity to 20%. I start to work out my color palette. I use a custom textured brush (second one described here) to lay down large areas of color. I then begin to do a tiny bit of rendering.

3. I start to work out a light source. Then I being to render even more, using the default hard round brush. My brushes opacity stays at 100% the entire painting, with flow set to 40%.

4. Once I have enough value and detail established, I merge the sketch layer down into the painting and work on one layer. More rendering takes place and I adjust the contrast using levels (command L)

5. I noticed her shoulders were a little too wide, so I selected one with the lasso tool and moved it to the side a little bit. I render more and I start to work on the shading in the face.

6. I finish the majority of the rendering and add details last.

7. I go over some areas with a textured brush. For a final touch, I sharpen the image using the unsharpen mask (found under filter>sharpen) and play around with levels once more and color balance (command b)

That’s about all there is to my work. This process works for me, but may not be your thing so don’t get discouraged if this doesn’t work for you. I spent years experimenting with all different types of techniques, until I found this one which works best for me. Try it out and see if any of this is helpful!

Thank you for reading, and if you have any question, please don’t hesitate to send me an ask.

# reblog for day people # delete later

ladyrinlyn:

little painting I did of Zelda for the sole purpose of documenting my painting progress.

# reblog for day people # delete later

I kind of want to participate in throwback thurdays but with old art from when I was in college. I think it’ll be pretty fun. I just wish floods didn’t ruin a lot of my life drawing stuff.

posted 19 hours ago with 2 notes
# text # ignore me # i'll see if i still want to do this later this week # also i wish i didn't throw out all my sketchbooks from when i was a teenager # bad idea don't ever do that

Here’s what my painting process usually looks like when I do a rendered digital piece.

Before I start explaining things though, I want to start off by stating the importance of setting your tablets pressure sensitivity in a way that best suits your needs. I have a post describing how and why to do that here. Also, I use the default hard round brush in photoshop for 90% of this painting. I have it set to transfer and spacing to 0%, that’s all. Nothing too fancy.

1. I do a sketch on a medium gray background. Toned backgrounds take away the intimidation of a blank canvas and makes it a little easier to start working. Because I’m going to be painting over this, the line work doesn’t need to be very clean.

2. I make a new layer under my sketch layer (but above the gray background) and set the sketch layers opacity to 20%. I start to work out my color palette. I use a custom textured brush (second one described here) to lay down large areas of color. I then begin to do a tiny bit of rendering.

3. I start to work out a light source. Then I being to render even more, using the default hard round brush. My brushes opacity stays at 100% the entire painting, with flow set to 40%.

4. Once I have enough value and detail established, I merge the sketch layer down into the painting and work on one layer. More rendering takes place and I adjust the contrast using levels (command L)

5. I noticed her shoulders were a little too wide, so I selected one with the lasso tool and moved it to the side a little bit. I render more and I start to work on the shading in the face.

6. I finish the majority of the rendering and add details last.

7. I go over some areas with a textured brush. For a final touch, I sharpen the image using the unsharpen mask (found under filter>sharpen) and play around with levels once more and color balance (command b)

That’s about all there is to my work. This process works for me, but may not be your thing so don’t get discouraged if this doesn’t work for you. I spent years experimenting with all different types of techniques, until I found this one which works best for me. Try it out and see if any of this is helpful!

Thank you for reading, and if you have any question, please don’t hesitate to send me an ask.

posted 19 hours ago with 17 notes
# art help # process shots

little painting I did of Zelda for the sole purpose of documenting my painting progress.

posted 20 hours ago with 19 notes
# zelda # loz # that process post should be up in a few minutes

Here’s the finished image of that tutorial by itself.

Gee I wonder who Winry is lecturing haha.

posted 4 days ago with 204 notes
# winry rockbell # fma # i wish i could pull off the mess bun # i think my hair is too long or something

Hi guys! I did a quick tutorial on how I color my sketches. There’s not really much to it, as the actual sketching is the hardest part, but nonetheless I hope this is helpful to someone out there!

posted 4 days ago with 61 notes
# tutorial # art help
TVD PS ♥