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Magistrate - Progressions by ClintCearley Magistrate - Progressions by ClintCearley
My time has been spent on graphic design stuff lately, so, sorry about infrequent updates but I thought you might enjoy seeing the progression of the female Magistrate character until I get something new. Cheers
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andreacaliendi Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
fantastic :)
PaleMajesty May 17, 2009
How do you apply colour over the top of your black and white drawing? I do the same black and white underpainting and just wondered what technique you use :}
ClintCearley May 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
In Photoshop I create a new layer and set the blend mode to Color. This will adjust the hue and saturation of anything beneath it but not the light or darkness of it.
looks awesome!
what's your setting when you blend? i can't quite get my colors to blend how i want, but you blend your colors very very well, just curious :D
ClintCearley Apr 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
My previous reply outlines the approach I use. Additionally I'll add that when using this approach to remember "Richard's Law" - color doesn't change value without also changing hue. That is, as a color becomes more lit or more shadowed the hue and temperature also change. Coloring over grayscale with a single tone will look bland but adding subtle variations of color will breathe life into it (i.e. the olive, pink, sienna and yellow in the face). Let me know if this doesn't answer your question. Cheers
i liked that response, and i understand about the color changes and variations, i do prefer painting in b&w first so i get the values right before i color, but i meant on Photoshop, is it the brush you use when your painting or the brush you use when your using the smudge tool that helps you blend your values where it's seemless? i wanted to know what your technique or approach was, i have a hard time blending my colors together, and they come out looking very airbrushed.
ClintCearley Apr 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure what you're asking but I'll give it a shot. When painting the grayscale I used either the regular hard-edged round with pressure sensitivity or a custom bristly brush. I didn't use the smudge tool at all. If you're working with a mouse and not a pressure-sensitive stylus like a Wacom then blending would be a problem. It is also a problem if one sticks to using only the soft-edged round "airbrush" brush which causes everything to be fuzzy.
Likewise there is not blending between color and value as both are on different layers and do not affect each other.
oh ok, this makes a lot of sense!
i shall try it out and see who it works out, thank you so much:D
ooh, that's cool.
Ish-GYAKISA Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh, so that is the way to paint it with respect to light... thank for posting it.

p.s when it was in small format, it actually look like a insect, I was scared to see it at first...:)
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