Picking Colour simplify your painting into different regions. Design the lightness value and colour of each region first, then simplify the tonal and colour changes. Limit the colour & tonal change inside each region to avoid the details overriding the overall distinctiveness of each region.
The distinctiveness (and contrast) of each region in your painting is a powerful tool in conveying the spatial depth and tonal distribution.
keep in mind of the consistency of brush strokes,use different brush strokes/textures to express each material, and beware of how brush strokes fit into different spatial depths(Foreground/Background)
(the bottom of right) You can see how the colour was separated here, The tonal seperation was made clear. when you add the details, it should be limited to the values specified in this range, in order to keep the overall sense.
My friend Katie Katie Huang helped me re- translated it. Much better than before.
One minute color tutorial Three years ago, a method used PS own with brush,Superimposed Property,Shift+Right. This method is very simple, hoping to help a friend in need, but there must be a more perfect black and white draft What is the problem, can post, I saw immediately answer A Soul is dying:[link]
I had the character on one layer in the whole process. Usually I break up the elements of the figure into different layers, but when I paint for myself I like to keep it simple, it feels more like traditional painting without switching between layers, for harder edges I used the lasso tool.
TFsean requested to see the creation process of Lady Paradoxia which reminded me that it's been a long time since I posted such a piece. So here's a twelve stage breakdown of the creation with basic notes. Cheers