this of course was completely amazing and I was like …. NUUUUU this will not stand, I shall not allow this. So I naturally spent some time crafting my reply. It was a devastating counter attack!!! the windybeardgames may even have whincied slightly from its furious nature.
windybeardgames is of course a man of such stature he was unable to let this stand. He responded almost immediate with a devastating counter attaqqq!!!! ….
before I had a oppurtunity to properly respond to this aggression he crafted and even more complicated response, this volley was a massive undertaking, many chill streams were had during the color process. AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN ITS BEAUTY AND MIGHT!!!
of course this could not stand, I mustered all my arting abilities to return fire … and this is that story….
I mustered all of my arting ability together, and starting brainstorming in all available moments how I could top the majestic nature of this latest attaqq on my troutiness. THIS WOULD NOT STAND!!!!.
I decided to try to use a technical brush (g-pen) so that the linework could easily increase and decrease in width as I produced the lines. I really like this effect and I wanted to practice it.
I discovered that for the coloring process it was easiest to just use the airbrush on a low opacity settings. This allowed me to achieve the rendered final look by using the color picker tool and softly blending the colors around.
I wanted to try a new coloring technique that is similar to how comic books are colored.
Using this technique I ended up finishing this drawing with 3 layers, the line-work, a flat color layer and a rendered color layer. The flat colored layer allowed me to select using the wand tool to isolate a color group.
Unfortunately I discovered that it is extremely difficult to cell shade correctly without a really good internal sense for where lighting and shadow should fall. This meant that I eventually just ended up using the airbrush tool to render this image. This allowed me to ‘fake’ the shadowing a lot more easily because I could just push around the color until it looked sort of right instead of having to get it really dead on to start with.
One of the main lessons I learned is that creating a large image of this kind really can stretch the ability to do art and is pretty much a required part of my future art training. It makes me use all the skills I’ve been trying to build simultaneously.
One of the main things I need to ensure I do next time is consistently shrinking the line weight the further away you get from the objects in the scene that are closest. I did this pretty inconsistently in this image mostly because I worked on it so much over the course of days that I forgot what I was doing between sessions. Consistency here is very important for a nice finished look.
I also learned that I am really weak on proper shadowing and highlight, because of this I have started practicing those skills specifically. I am doing real-life sketches of vegetables to help… EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!!!
I removed the krita quickkey for multi-brush because I kept bumping it and it was awful, I changed it to lasso tool because I actually wanted to use that tool a lot. I started using ctrl-shift-j a lot to grab the current selection and move it to a new layer. I then had to set the alpha lock manually. I would like to see if I can setup a macro that would do this automatically but was unable to find a way to do that easily in krita. I also use b and ctrl-shift-a a lot to change back to brush mode, and de-select everything. This is especially used after I move things to the new layer and lock the alpha.
There are plans, oh yes … such plans I have. I am however waiting to see what windybeardgames does next. Such anticipation. In the meantime I am collecting my reference image library. I become more powerful every passing day. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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