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Her Sacrifice WIP by sweetangel0467 Her Sacrifice WIP by sweetangel0467


Wow, I thought I would never post a WIP again xD (it doesn't feel good to post a non finished work)
Although I want to make an exception this time.

Lineart [link] is done by Sureya :iconsureya: an artist I've been following as long as I myself have been on dA.
She makes a ton of cute lineart drawings and works on various manga.

Every painting I make, I learn new things :aww:
I start off with a base color and some variations by using pen pressure and a random brush..
checking the greyscales for contrasting values so I'm making sure I don't have to redo stuff.
I've learned to directly start with a color. This makes it easier for me how it's going to look and what the focus of my image should be.
After that I just paint from dark to light. Square brush is my hero in all my works btw. Just a little tweaking with the transfer settings and I'm off to my own world ^^;

As for contrasting color I'm probably going to go for a salmon pink/orange on the tail.

Let me know what you guys think ;)
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CalNekoKuro Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Nightscales Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. Your coloring is really soft :) Finish it please? haha ;P

Btw I have tried it once to start in black and white and then color but it's impossible! i always get these weird bright colors and stuff =P and it takes a lot more time I think.
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This painting was painted in shades of blue and green :P
If I feel like changing colours I just select an area, fill it with that color on a separate layer.. put the layer on color mode and compare.. (color only gives 1 tone in a multiply though.. using more shades of the same color doesn't affect it)

Color balance is also awesome (ctrl +B) it changes the colour you already had to some slightly different one which still matches in the pallet.
Nightscales Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't heard of ctrl B, that sounds awesome :D
I'm also thinking of simply doing a black and white drawing sometime. Never really done that digitally :)

You give me all these new things to experiment with whoop! :D
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe :D have fun ;) if you're really into all of this.. I would recommend this book: [link] I've been reading the first section about composition and it really gives great idea's to try out.. just reading it I wanted to make different kinds of art :D

Black and white is a nice way to work on your values.. making sure you use the wide range of whites, grays and blacks.
Nightscales Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty expensive but it looks good :D I still can learn a lot from tutorials online so I'll do that ;)
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the money is worth it :D that's all I can say ^^
Nightscales Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is that I own several art books, mostly traditionally or anatomy based and I've only used one really. If I would like to buy it I think I want to be able to turn some pages and see its contents. Also I'm afraid that I won't use it in the end.. but I'm trying to see the other side of it as well :D of how it could help me hmm :)
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you can look into the book on the website btw ;)
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