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Digital Painting for a Cartoon Character
Under Drawing Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
Different digital painting requires different painting techniques. For cartoon painting, the process is like human portrait painting. You have to prepare a sketch as start and identify light source, then adding your paint, light and shadow effects.
In this tutorial, it will show you the basics of using your Layers palette, as well as talk you through how to use some tools in your Tools palette, such as the Polygonal Lasso and the Elliptical Marquee. It will also show you how to cell-shade (colour using hard-edged shading techniques) your character while adding in a detailed background to situate your fantasy character in its own unique environment.
It is time consuming and not easy to draw a natural scene by traditional painting method. However, you can do that much nicer and quicker by Photoshop. As long as you keep practising, you will find lots of Photoshop drawings to be done by similar skills or methods.
Digital matte painting is one of the fastest growing and most difficult styles of digital art created today. Often used for cinematic and videogame scenes, these artworks are also capable of standing on their own as inspirational and breathtaking works of art.
Captain America 2 is coming soon. Marvel Cartoon’s fan is going to be crazy again. This tutorial will show you how to design the symbol of Captain America – the shield. You will learn how to create a nice metal shield such as adding shadow and choose texture for the shield and this idea can be applied for any other metal.
Throughout the tutorial, you will be touching on colour palettes, shadow work and how to avoid the temptation to overwork an image. It’s important to remember that these tips can be used on all sorts of linework, no matter how complicated or simple.