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TUTORIAL 3: Overpainting and Finishing by juuhanna TUTORIAL 3: Overpainting and Finishing by juuhanna
Here's FINALLY the last part of my painting-tutorial series! I tried to show the extent of overpainting I do when finishing a piece - not everything has to be painted over! Just find the raw spots and cover them using a new layer, it's quite simple really. :)
I hope this series has been helpful, and as always: please ask any questions you might have! I'll do my best to answer!
Painted with Photoshop.

TUTORIAL 1: Building the Form

TUTORIAL 2: Adding Colors


The original lineart was drawn by the talented *MeganeRid!
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runekin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
A friend showed me this tutorial, really helped me out! thanks for the walkthrough.
juuhanna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad to help! :)
sosolcrean15 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
so what you mainly do here, is drawing another lineart above the sketch? 

if yes, what if the lineart is already in clean lines?

correct me if am wrong
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's basically it. In the end I just refine whatever areas seem rough, and if the lineart is sketchy then that, too, will be painted over completely. :)
If the lineart is neat from the start, what I do is I set it to less than 100% opacity so that intead of being pure black the lines actually blend a bit with surrounding colors (since there's a color-layer on top of the lines too as well as all other areas.) And then I still overpaint them if it seems necessary. It's a matter of experimenting and preference, really.
Fozzilicious Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial :heart:
It's a help to see all the different ways that people color their artwork, especially for someone who is just starting out with digital coloring.
juuhanna Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad to share what little I know! :D
Protozerg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for putting this up. :D I never thought to start with grayscale then play with colors. This I gotta try. 

Appreciate all the hard work you put into these tutorials. You have an amazing gallery. Cheers!:beer::D
juuhanna Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad I could be helpful! :) Let me know how it went! :D
Protozerg Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's working really well. :D Right now I'm practicing the grayscales for now. 

I'm wondering how you make the lineart blend with the color and shadows. Mine always seem to never really blend in, makes it look cartoony but odd. :/
juuhanna Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :) As for the line-art, just use the colorpicker-tool to get the right color from sketchy "greyscale+line+basecolor"-combo and paint over the lines as you paint over all areas, it's very simple. :) When you're setting the lineart on top of the greyscale, make sure it's not set to 100% opacity. That way it's a bit transparent and will gain colors once the basecolors are laid on top/below it (whichever arrangement you prefer).
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