At 9/15/11 06:05 PM, Ramatsu wrote:
Slightly if I had paint tool SAI and sketch book express. ;( but thanx for the heads up, how would you go about layering you just put new layer? Or duplicate? I'm such an epic fail.
I think there are different techniques. Depends also on what you want to do.
If you want to colour in lineart you should add a layer below the lineart and simply add colour.
As for shading, I think most people add a new layer, set it to multiply and draw on that.
I add a new layer, reduce the opacity as much as I want or I feel necessary and draw the shades on it.
Sometimes I select the piece I want to shade, blur the selection add a new layer (Gimp keeps the selection), set the brush opacity to a very low number like 5 and start adding the shading stroke by stroke. That gives me some control and the shade is not like one solid colour or gradient but has some variation.
The way people draw their stuff also depends on what they draw.
I can only speak for myself and my way is not the most efficient to be honest. lol