because so many of you wanted to know how i work heres some progression shots for the first of these [link]
which i'm only doing now cause he's gonna buy me lunch
so i start with a base sketch with some quick lines, i use a standard hard round brush, one of the defaults with shape dynamics and other dynamics checked. under other dynamics opacity and flow are set to pen pressure though i usually change the flow jitter to like 30% or something so i can sketch lightly
usually i go through a few base sketches to see what i like and after i choose one i do a more refined sketch
then its fixing up some errors if i happen to catch them and then putting down some flats
after that i merge the lineart sketch layer with the flat colour layer and paint over it i use colours from the same spectrum of the flat colours i selected and then add other colours if it works
then i add random stuff and graphic design things and its all polish from then on
i dont' usually paint on a white background cause its harder for me to choose the right colours but i forgot this time round so whatevs.
okay you guys wanted to see kind of a process, its not much because i don't take screens often but basically its:
step one- sketching and nailing out the composition
step two- putting down the colour flats, that is usually what sort of tinge or hue i want it, in this case a bluish colour. It works so when i paint over with other stuff such as yellow or whatever it still keeps a lil bit of that blue hue
step three- i merge lineart with the flats into one layer and paint over it. you'll notice i still keep to the same colours i used on the flats. its kind of a base for now before i add other colours later on.
step four onwards- after this its pretty much just painting since i've kind of already done my experimenting with what colours work so its just punching out some stuff and then playing with brush work. Eventually i'll add some other colours like the purple and bright green you see there depending on how its going. its a very trial and error thing
i guess i could take screens of that process as i finish it but i don't think stills will show you anything, perhaps when i get the livestream set up i can save this for that so you guys can take a look or i can just do another one from scratch
Fast-moving predatory bipeds descended from turtles, or turtle-like reptilian ancestors. I pictured the smaller ones being mesothermic bordering on homeothermic, and actively hunting in packs, while the larger ones are lumbering, amphibious monstrosities that employ aquatic ambush hunting tactics. In the "Dynasaur" scenario, therizinosaurs would very likely fall into this clade.