This is for everyone who was curious on how we made the Edward Elric drawing. Half of the credit to this tut goes to Kangot with her awesome lineart. ^^ Check out her profile! Enjoy! ^^
Hey everyone ^^ This step by step tut is 4 all of you who wondered who kangot and I did the edward elric drawing. (please follow the link above)
•Okay, so Kangot did a wonderful job on the lineart. She used a ref and did a wonerful job. ^_^
•I put a base coat of skin, then added highlights and shades according to the ref.
Lots of time was taken in this step. ^^ Moving on...
•Additional highlights and touchups were added. (more detail in the chest)
Next step... ^^
•A new layer was added, and the base coat for the automail was chosen. ^^
•I chose a more blue for the base because I wanted a metallic look. ^^
•Again, according to the reference picture, a fair amount of shodows was added. ^^
Got it so far?
By this time, there are around 6 layers. ^^
•Okay, so... the main highlights were now added, along with more shadows and detail.
Looking good yet? :D
•Lots more of shiny spots were added, mainly with the dodge (lightening)tool.
•The base coat of the pants was then added.
Lookin more realistic now...
•I turned the layer transparency down so I could see the lineart, and filled in some areas with a navy blue colour.
• The dodge tool was used again to make the blue spots more blue. ^^
•The key chain was coloured, and highlighted with pencil and airbrush. Shiny...
•The belt was now coloured by adding a base colour of dark brown.
•A highlight was added to make it look more real. Shading was also added a little. ^_~
•I restored the pants layer to 100% transparency so you get teh full dramatic effect. ^D^
•The cloak was coloured with a base of red, then I used the dodge and burn tools to add to the realism. ^^
• More highlights were added to the cloak with the airbrush and a lighter colour.
•The automail arm was re-touched up, and finished. ^W^
Now we're getting somewhere...
•The eyes and the hair were then coloured, however I will not go into much detail, because this tutorial would be even longer! =_=... :P
•The background was subtly coloured, but not too busy or bright, 'cuz the focus iz on Ed.
Doesn't Ed look great?
Well I hope you enjoyed and learned a thing or two! Tell me if u liked it by leaving a comment on teh drawing!
Thanks for reading!^^
Byeee 4 nowz!