At 12/2/12 08:22 PM, aoisgd wrote:
like this? ( if im wrong please tell me)
Yeah, looks a lot better!
Now for the next step: adding color.
There are many ways to add color to a drawing, many of which I might even haven't seen yet but here's two basic ways of doing it that are definitely both in touch with your style:
1. Cell shading
You've basically done this already and you obviously know how to do it
but something that might improve the print-comic look your art reminds me of, is clean line art. This is again best done on a separate layer and it's also important to set the resolution very high (around 300 ppi) to ensure smooth lines. And if your tablet has pencil pressure be sure to enable it so that you can variate the thickness of your lines without having to use multiple strokes per line.
Tip: if you add shading with your line-art, try to follow the curves of your 3-dimensional shapes, it'll help create depth.
2. Building up tone
Again, judging by the awesome knight you posted earlier, you pretty much already know how to do this.
But a tip might be to use color to add shadows and highlights. For example: if you want a warmer tone, instead of just picking the lighter version of your midtone, add in a tough of yellow/orange. For a colder tone or shadow blue is usually the way to go. And for something extraterrestrial green and purple are good options.
Tip: if you forgot to draw your line-art on a separate layer, duplicate the layer and set the blend mode to 'linear dodge'. This will allow you to paint behind your lines leaving your lines intact.
I hope this advice was helpful. Good luck on your next piece :)