Landscapes, 2014 | by Anthony Samaniego
Sword of The Stranger sketches by Saito Tsunenori and superbly animated by one of my animation idols Yutaka Nakamura. Good lord.
Got some asks about watercolor!
1. To Novavega:
I use both but I use cold press more often because I like the look of the texture. If I’m going to do very detailed work with a lot of lines and little spots of color then I’ll use hot press watercolor paper though.
2. To Anon:
I’m glad you like my paintings! I’ll be putting my process under a read more since there are a lot of images.
Oh gosh I will try
I do basic closed mouths like
altered pretty easily for parted lips
You can put as much or as little definition into your teeth as you like, but I go about halfway
And remember that it’s dark inside mouths, and that there’s a tongue in there. I’m terrible at tips, I’m sorry! Polararts has a much better tutorial haha.
!!! AHH I AM GLAD IT MAKES U HAPPY FRIEND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY!
hmm this is the setting i’ve been using for my lineart recently
though sometimes for finer lines i’ll just use the ink pen at size 0.7 on its default setting
i also keep my stabilizer (()) on zero because it makes thing more loose and flowey and i feel like it helps me relax when i draw instead of death gripping my tablet pen as i stress over everything being pERFECT
SO UH hmmmm u mean like„ just a tutorial on my drawing process? okey dokey
sooo i start by sketchin my thing roughly with a light color
then i move up a layer and do lines and i always start with the face yeee ((i do little to no planning which is prob a bad idea but hEY WHATEVER WORKS)) i also usually do colored lines as opposed to black y know„„ just like whatever color i think will fit the “”mood”” im goin for ((like here im usin dark blue because because aoba. the blue boy. ol blueba.)
then finish the basic lines and whatnot
sooo then i add more lines for details— for example i always put a shadow under the chin and darken the bits of hair that would be hit by the most shadows like the strands furthest from “”the camera”” and the bottom layers of ur subject’s hair…..basically yeah i just darken shadowy bits for emphasis. [josh peck voice] emPHASIS
i also cross hatch things that will be darker colors, for example i crosshatched aoba’s shirt since it’s a dark blue
then i set the lineart layer to multiply which just means that when you put colors under your lines they turn darker so they won’t get swallowed by the color
SO NOW FLAT COLORS also idk this might be obvious but i uSED TO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MAGIC WAND TOOL AND WHEN I FOUND OUT HOW TO USE IT IT BLEW MY MIND AND MADE DRAWIN LIFE SO MUCH EASIER SO IF I HAVE TO CHANCE TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE DRAWIN LIFE EASIER I WILL TAKE IT
basically it just lets you select sections and after youve selected it you use the bucket/fill tool thing to color large spaces quicker than if you did it by hand u feel me
YAY FLAT COLORS………. i suggest keeping your colors on different layers to keep things cleaner and easier like i have the hair on the top layer, then the shirt under that and the skin under both of those
soooo i don’t??? really shade a lot or do proper shading at all?? like i’ll add blushes and emphasize the neck shadow a lil more and make the hair shiney but that’s p much it lmao im lazy………… wait no i shade the white of the eyes and the iris too but THATS it
also!!! for the blushes ill just color drop the skin color then make it slightly darker and redder then i use the same pen i did for the lines and make it bigger then basically just lightly poke the canvas instead of strokes…. small paps instead of long brushes u feel. then just concentrate more paps where u want it darkest kinda like this
lmao it looks like a close up of a nipple
ANYWAY THEN!! after that i usually add the finishing touches like an overlay to kinda unify and brighten the colors and just give it that extra ZING
basically all u do is create a new topmost layer, fill it with the color you want as your overlay, then set the layer to overlay and fiddle with the opacity until it looks good to you. it really depends on the picture but more often than not my overlays veer in the direction of warmer colors like pinks/reds/yellows/ etc
so yeah then once i get the overlay how i like it i’m done!!! i hope this maybe helped u in some small way lmao
Sure! I’m always happy to answer any questions~ So, I mainly use Paint Tool Sai lately and then I use Photoshop CS2 for touching up. I have 2 primary styles of coloring: Painted-Lineless and Hard-Lined. My Mew avatar would be an example of one of my hard-lined drawings. I mainly use 2 brushes and 2 erasers in Sai:
I really like using round brushes with soft ends for sketching as well as soft coloring and blending. So for my Mew drawing, I used my soft brush, Luke, for the initial sketch:
After I finish the sketch, I draw the line art using my hard brush, Guy, and then I smooth out and shape the lines in places I see fit:
When doing a hard colored picture, I’ll use Guy. I’ll do blocky, sharp shading like this:
Now, this is a point where I’ll take the drawing over to Photoshop. To make the pixel-y pattern, I like using Photoshop because it’s a lot easier to use the pixel brush there. You can find the brush here, I have it set to 2 px to make a larger block:
And then I just checker it to make more depth in the shading. However, this is a stylistic choice specific to my 151 Pokemon Challenge I’ve been working on. It’s really useful for creating that retro kind of look on a drawing!
That’s the gist of how I tackle a hard-shaded drawing. Now, I tackle a lineless, painted style drawing a bit differently. I’ll use my Sableye drawing for example. I still start off sketching with my soft brush, Luke:
But after that, I put a rough, base coloring underneath and maybe clean it up just a little bit:
From this point, I merge the two layers together so that I only have one and I’ll “paint” on it with Luke and clean up edges with my soft eraser, Asch.
After I’m done with the character, I’ll put in a background and ta-da!
So that’s my process in a nutshell. Sorry if it’s not super informative, but I hope this helps a bit!
us e a proper circle tool or your umbrella will be lopsided like mine LOL
here’s a ref of umbrellas and u can find more on google YEAH!!