Thursday, July 30, 2009

Late Night Tutorial

Here's the steps for my latest illustration. People seem to be enjoying looking at the process. The best thing I recently learned is to stay loose and allow change. Don't start your art and not allow for changes or corrections. Keep it loose and free and you will be happy with the end results. Also if you start getting into details, stop working on it and come back to it later on. Work GENERAL to SPECIFIC.


Christy said...

This is a very interesting bit of info, Steve. Thanks. How many layers do you use? I only saw two layers--one for the gradient and one for the paint. Do you use a variety of brushes (dry media, wet, acrylic?) or do you have a favorite type of brush that you use throughout?

Steve Harpster said...

Just two layers at any one time. I draw on the top layer and then paint underneath that. then I will erase the lines on the top layer with my eraser set at 20% until the line blends into the painting layer underneath it.

I use a hard round brush set at 80 or 90% opacity and other dynamics turned on but only the opacity jitter is checked.

Christy said...

That is neat... So pretty much like a traditional painting, just not. :) very cool. Thanks for sharing.