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TUTORIAL 3: Overpainting and Finishing

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Here's FINALLY the last part of my painting-tutorial series! I tried to show the extent of overpainting I do when finishing a piece - not everything has to be painted over! Just find the raw spots and cover them using a new layer, it's quite simple really. :)
I hope this series has been helpful, and as always: please ask any questions you might have! I'll do my best to answer!
Painted with Photoshop.

TUTORIAL 1: Building the Form


TUTORIAL 2: Adding Colors


FINISHED PAINTING:

The original lineart was drawn by the talented *MeganeRid!
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WebGeist's avatar

Thank you for making this tutorial. :clap: I like you detailled and clearly you described the single steps.

juuhanna's avatar
Thanks for commenting! I'm glad it was helpful! :rose:
HikaruHorunobu3's avatar
I will try to do this tutorial with one of my drawings. Thanks for this. *Free Icon/Emote* Kagamine Rin 
juuhanna's avatar
You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy the technique! :hug:
Aluxander01's avatar
Thank you for making this wonderful tutorial and for sharing your vast knowledge Meow :3 

Thanks to this I finally understood how to make cellsahde La la la la 
juuhanna's avatar
You're very welcome! :highfive: I'm glad the tutorial was useful! :)
LeVulcan's avatar
This whole set of tutorials were so helpful thank you. As a new digital painter this really helps!
juuhanna's avatar
That's great, I'm glad to be able to help! :)
huppyleon's avatar
thankyou its very helpfull >_<
juuhanna's avatar
You're very welcome! :)
Delew's avatar
this last part of this tutorial its very usefull :) 
juuhanna's avatar
That's great! :sun:
Delew's avatar
:hug: tnx for have done this tutorial :hug:
runekin's avatar
A friend showed me this tutorial, really helped me out! thanks for the walkthrough.
juuhanna's avatar
No problem, I'm glad to help! :)
sosolcrean15's avatar
so what you mainly do here, is drawing another lineart above the sketch? 

if yes, what if the lineart is already in clean lines?

correct me if am wrong
juuhanna's avatar
Yeah, that's basically it. In the end I just refine whatever areas seem rough, and if the lineart is sketchy then that, too, will be painted over completely. :)
If the lineart is neat from the start, what I do is I set it to less than 100% opacity so that intead of being pure black the lines actually blend a bit with surrounding colors (since there's a color-layer on top of the lines too as well as all other areas.) And then I still overpaint them if it seems necessary. It's a matter of experimenting and preference, really.
Fozzilicious's avatar
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial :heart:
It's a help to see all the different ways that people color their artwork, especially for someone who is just starting out with digital coloring.
juuhanna's avatar
No problem, I'm glad to share what little I know! :D
Pro-roro's avatar
Thanks for putting this up. :D I never thought to start with grayscale then play with colors. This I gotta try. 

Appreciate all the hard work you put into these tutorials. You have an amazing gallery. Cheers!:beer::D
juuhanna's avatar
You're welcome, I'm glad I could be helpful! :) Let me know how it went! :D
Pro-roro's avatar
It's working really well. :D Right now I'm practicing the grayscales for now. 

I'm wondering how you make the lineart blend with the color and shadows. Mine always seem to never really blend in, makes it look cartoony but odd. :/
juuhanna's avatar
Awesome! :) As for the line-art, just use the colorpicker-tool to get the right color from sketchy "greyscale+line+basecolor"-combo and paint over the lines as you paint over all areas, it's very simple. :) When you're setting the lineart on top of the greyscale, make sure it's not set to 100% opacity. That way it's a bit transparent and will gain colors once the basecolors are laid on top/below it (whichever arrangement you prefer).
Keiboxy2's avatar
OMG I've been searching for the name of this painting method for years!
Thank u so much for sharing.
I really appreciate it XD
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