At 7/5/13 05:48 PM, Little-Eise wrote:
At 7/5/13 10:39 AM, SinCOMIXXX wrote:
Lots of stuff.You really should take a look at the channel bigCman posted. It'll help you out a lot.
Ctrl Paint seems like it's more along the lines of what you're looking for. If you want my advice, though, don't just skip ahead to the digital painting portion of the website. Watch and practice everything in order.
Honestly when it comes to how many layers you should use everyone has a different opinions. Some people don't use any layers so it's more traditional (and honestly simpler) some use a ton of layers.
I add a new layer when ever I want to add something new or make a big change to my picture because. I do this so that I don't have to be careful and don't have to worry about ruining one of my paintings. Also I suggest saving multiple version when working on a big painting.
MY ADVICE ON TEXTURES
I didn't really watch a tutorial about this, it was really just trail and error for me. When it comes to textures I recommend have some fun with different brushes. I personally use Dan Luvisi's (amazing illustrator in terms of realism and crazy designs) custom brush pack http://browse.deviantart.com/art/My-Brush-Pack-2-0-370697141 . But seriously all the awesome textures in the world will not mean shit if the anatomy and structure doesn't make any sense (well it could if you were does surrealism, abstract, cartoon stuff). Also you really should watch his videos if you want to improve.
Okay, I started working on a T-Shirt design I'm going to submit to Teefury. It's a Breaking Bad and Half Life cross over. Not finished. Hopefully they'll accept it and I can make some money. Also going to make a t-shirt design like my Shepard picture (but I'll still do a finished realistic colored version).