Step by Step
Posted On: 8/12/2014 - By: Brad Colbow
I posted some rough sketches last week. I figured I would show the progression and where the panel is now.
Outlining the pencil lines on a separate layer, cleaning up the sloppy areas and fixing some of the little things I didn't care for in the pencil parts.
Adding color. I do the backgrounds sloppy and fast. I don't want to dwell on detail there unless it's important and I need to call attention to it.
Lastly I change the line colors a little, nothing too fancy here, mostly I just take a dark brown radial gradient to the outlines to soften them up. I'm also adding a background texture as well as some overlay layers to give it some lighting and make the bottom of the frame darker than the top.