Here's part 1, which shows how to get the shapes down easily.
In Part 2 I will explain how to lay down the colors, and in Part 3 I will further explain how to polish and detail the picture.
This technique is actually a variation of really old traditional oilpainting-technique called grisaille, aka greyscale. It's a very useful technique which helps separate the painting-process into more easily controllable steps.
I know I personally can get carried away by all the lovely colors of the world and my painting turns out to be a complete mess unless I think about the shapes first, as a separate step! Then comes the colors, then comes the detailing and polishing.
I'm sorry about certain inconsistency with the screencaps and whatnot, I painted the painting in another city with a mac and then came home and changed to my PC, I used two different versions of photoshop, etc. So getting this together was a bit messy. Hopefully you peeps can still understand something of it! @_@
LINEART by *MeganeRid!
TUTORIAL part 2: Adding Colors
TUTORIAL part 3: Overpainting and Finishing
TUMBLR -> [link]
Your tutorials are really helpful, thanks a lot for sharing this. I have a question though (maybe someone asked already and I didn't read it, then I'm sorry): Which brush(es) do you use? I can't seem to find it in the tutorial.
Hmm, I might not have listed it on the tutorial, I have a faint memory that I did mention it somewhere in the comments tho. It's been a long time since I made these, and I think I used the basic round brush around that time!
um, I want to ask a question...Does every color (light grey to dark grey) in same layer or different layer?
These days I use custom photoshop brushes, there's a bunch to choose from! I especially like Loish's, Cubebrush's and Verehin's brushes right now.