you’re welcome : P
that’s not a dumb question! there are a couple of ways to do it, but i’ll show you the two that i usually use
the method i use most often is to take my line layer
and lock the transparency, as such:
all you need to do after that is just take the paintbrush (or your tool of choice) and draw over the area you want the color in. because the transparency of the layer is locked, the color can only go on the opaque parts of the layer, which in this case is my line art.
TIME OUT!!!! the drawing you linked me to as an example (http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/39772819254) started as a pencil drawing that i scanned. if i were to attempt the previous technique with my scanned drawing, it would turn out like this:
because there is no transparency in my scanned layer! it is a solid image. the technique wouldn’t work. to make it work, i would need to turn my scanned layer into a transparent line art layer, which is what i did for this particular drawing. how to do this is to go to your “channels” tab:
click “load channel as selection”
then, making sure the tool you are using is a selection tool (marquee, lasso, or magic wand), right-click the work area and click “select inverse” (if you are not using a selection tool, this particular menu will not show up when you right-click)
now create a new layer!
then, using the paint bucket tool, fill the area with black (or whatever color you want the lines to be). make sure your paint bucket options are as such:
you now have a layer where everything “white” is actually transparent — an isolated line art layer!! cool!
there’s another option i use occasionally, though this is actually a technique i usually use for flat colors.
how it goes is that i make a new layer above my line art layer
draw the color i want in the area i want it to be
right-click the color layer and select “create clipping mask”
and that will make it so the contents of the selected layer will only affect the opaque (and translucent) elements of the layer below it.
et voilà! sorry this post was so long, but i hope it helped!
how 2 draw an eyebrow
writin up some learnins
negative space is one of the key elements of creating a strong silhouette! when all of the components of a drawing are clumped together, the drawing becomes difficult to read
Thoughts on Character Design
“Some things I think are important in character design:
2. Reading the Script
4. Trial and Error
it’s not out of line at all!
this doesn’t have so much coloring and shading, hmm…
i’m just gonna throw links at you because it’s hard to find particularly useful stuff and i don’t know what you’ll find useful!
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/howtodraw/jdillon/clothing1.html (there’s more than one page; click “on to the next section” at the bottom for the next pages)
i’m just indiscriminately throwing links; sorry @_@
http://draftingmanuals.tpub.com/14263/css/14263_165.htm <— this also has more than one page, and the links to the other pages are at the top under “back” “up” and “next” (though on this page, only “next” links to a page about clothing — but on that page, there are more pages slfdkjs)
I’M NOT FINDING ANYTHING ABOUT COLORING CLOTH OR REALLY SHADING IT
all i’m really finding is how to draw clothing folds agh
http://janemere.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Cloth-The-Basics-213019261 oh hm this seems a bit better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05YFFh6044 i haven’t watched this video but this guy has a very noticeable accent
i feel so awful i couldn’t find anything about coloring DDD:
oh sldfkj! i misread what you wrote; i’ve gotten several tutorial requests since i posted that last one, so i just assumed that’s what you were asking 6_9
http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/tutorial_how_to_paint_realistic_hair <- this has always been one of my favorites (jsyk, it has more than one page and there’s a “next” button at the bottom)
http://idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2012/03/14/digital-painting-tutorial-painting-hair/ this isn’t very helpful (in my view) but it’s very pretty
there aren’t many of them, are there…i’ve seen a few on tumblr? let me do my rounds through the tutorial blogs
here are some
!!!! I hope I helped!
Open Link in New Tab for bigger sizing.
Tutorials/Progressions done by Gimaldinov Arthur.
Hey kids! If you’re a filmmaker, animator, or storyboard artist and you don’t know what screen direction is, you might want to read this.
For the record, there are always exceptions to the rule in filmmaking, which is why I pointed out 3 examples here.
I’ve also found that comic books tend to NOT take screen direction as seriously as film does, but I’m still on the fence if this is wise or not. My favorite comics pay close attention to screen direction so as to not confuse the reader.
I did some compositional how-to’s in my early weeks at Warner Bros. studios. I thought it’d be great to post a series of these on the Tumblr’s for beginning board artists.
This is the first part - the rule of thirds.
broadfields asked you: Could you possibly do a mouth tutorial? Unless you’ve already done so. In that case, possibly pointing me in the right direction? :]
I wash my hands of this. It’s evidence of my piss-poor design skills.
Sorry for making such a huge post! I was just concerned about some of the bigger pictures being viewable, so I didn’t want to make this a text post…
How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu
PS: lots of engrish because foreign