Download for full view. The final painting is here: [link]
This is my current painting process/technique. It shows just how off-model my initial sketches/studies can be compared to the final version and it also demonstrates how I apply color. Typically an image will call for more studies/revisions than this one needed (I ended up pretty much following the first thumbnail all the way through).
Since I'm sharing this with you guys let me ask 2 favors:
1) Please don't ask me in-depth questions relating to my coloring technique. I'm considering writing a short book/ashcan that I will distribute independently outlining my current coloring process. It's a combo of color-mode brushes in Photoshop, replace-color adjustments and overlays.
2) Let me know if you'd like to see more process shots of my paintings. I don't normally go for this sort of thing or tutorials but it's nice to receive feedback.
The grayscale to color technique is something I've been messing around with for a little over a year. Not all of my illustrations start out as grayscale underpaintings.
For tips on how to apply textures to digital paintings please view this : [link]
Yuka belongs to ~KidAngel