So, I’ve been suggested to make a step-by-step guide on my drawings. I know that most of you probably don’t draw, but I find it interesting to see how different artists go about their work.
Inking and Colouring
I started inking in my sketch using FABER-CASTELL, PITT artist pen XS. It was actually my first time using XS since I only bought it on the 12th.
Finished inking and rubbed out the pencil lines.
Starting re-inking with FABER-CASTELL, PITT artist pen S to make the image stand out more. Also, you may find that rubbing out the sketch can make your lines lighter.
Finishing re-inking and started colouring in. It’s recommended that you start from the skin (but I usually start wherever I like).
Finishing colouring the first layer. The second layer is basically shading, which gives your picture more depth. I sometimes use around four layers just for the eyes, but for this picture, it was only three.
And that’s it for colouring.
Equipment I used:
> Letraset flexMARKER – Pebble Blue
> Letraset flexMARKER – Tea Rose
> Letraset ProMARKER – Blush
> Letraset ProMARKER – Cardinal Red
> Letraset ProMARKER – Grass
> FABER-CASTELL, PITT artist pen XS
> FABER-CASTELL, PITT artist pen S
In this guide, I used normal printer paper but it’s recommended that you use Letraset’s Bleedproof Marker Pad since your markers will bleed (more about that later). I don’t normally like to use it since rubbing out too much can wear out the paper.
I scanned the picture into Paint using these settings. The key is to experiment with the contrast level to see which setting matches the actual colours more.
Opened the picture in GIMP and noticed that it was slightly tilted to the right. Used to Rotate Tool to readjust and added a New Layer behind it.
Zoomed in and looked around the picture to see where editing needed to be done. Generally used Erase for the white parts, and the Clone Tool for things that weren’t white.
If you look at the 2nd image, you can see that the red goes out of the inked line. This is called ‘bleeding’. It’s simple to fix by using the Erase Tool, or just by using the marker pad I mentioned previously.
The full version of the picture can be seen on DeviantART.
And that’s the end of the guide, hope you enjoyed reading as much as I did while drawing.