Commission for Banto-Kitsune
OH MAN FINALLY DONE WITH THIS ONE WEEPS
Holy crap it did NOT want to agree with me @v@;
These are the phone commissions being discussed earlier! Another commission dump of them.
Drawn on my iPhone using ArtAppFree and Brushes.
Characters belong to, respectively:
Driftlock - Libitina - Kinshuka
misothefox - madshy - soluss
Commission for pinktigerboy @ FA
/finally gets a chance to post it uggghwah;;;
Yaaay commission dump!!
These were all done on my iphone using ArtAppFree and Brushes.
Commissions for, respectively:
FleaTheMagician - enjoiPANDAS - konoi
konoi - Memento
Strive - Memento - Rhul
Commission for Cookiehana!
Commission for sweetsushi.
Commission for slayedofblades@FA.
I never know what to think when I’m commissioned to draw reptilian folk. I don’t have much practice with them, so I oftentimes feel like I’m floundering a bit. I hope I got it down alright here!
Commission for banto-kun.
I felt like I was painting Destiny Island! ╹♡╹
So I don’t have time to make a full tutorial like the one on my DA, but while I’m working a commission (curiously enough, it also includes one of LiL-MAJ’s characters) I’ll try to keep track of my progress to show you how I work!
Fur is a huge grey area for me, though. My techniques change all the time, and often within a painting, even. I am still very much learning on how to paint fur, and in a month’s time I’ll probably do it completely different! But I hope this helps all the same!
So, I don’t really have the first couple steps, but they’re pretty easy and don’t hold anything of importance. When I paint, I do just a refine sketch—still a bit messy, but clean enough to see what I’m doing easily and to guide my work. I get my flats down, and then when I’m ready to start painting, I merge the layers so I’m working on one.
Before I begin, I want to list the brush settings I used for this. I have four primary tools:
Now I constantly am changing the Color Blending on these—that means how much it blends with the other colors around it. There isn’t any real tutorial I can give one when to change these—just be smart and don’t be afraid to play around. : )
Opacity mix I don’t mess too much with, unless I’m working on a layer above everything, for whatever reason. It changes how much your brush blends with the transparent pixels on the current layer you’re working on.
So anyway, once I have the layers merged, I took the Ol Water brush and quickly just added some rough shading, as seen above, using the darkest color present (in my case, the blue). This tool has an interesting blending to it I really like! Definitely a new favorite brush for fur!
Next I used the Brush tool set to the darkest color and sort of define more fur tuffs.
After that I use both the Brush and Ol Water tools, and using the brightest color of what I’m working on (in this case the pure pink) to add more fur and definition.
Continue adding in more and more detail and definition. I mostly use the brush tool for this, but I will also use the AirBrush to add in finer lines of detail.
While working, REMEMBER TO:
Inverse your canvas every so often!
Zoom out and check what you’re doing. If it looks off, maybe add some shadows/get rid of some shadows zoomed out, to get a better idea of where they should be.
Keep your light source in mind!
Don’t be afraid to redo it! Sometimes it’s waaay easier to just start a section over than to mess with it and mess with it. Don’t be afraid to begin again.
Keep calm! If something isn’t working, work on a different part of the picture for a while, or take a break doing something else entirely.
If I need to add any blocked in shadows, I either use the Ol Water or Marker tool. These tools are also great for adding in bounce light or subtle splashes of other colors, if you need them in your image.
Finally, I take a slightly darker color than you have already—for example, in this I have a dark blue, and at this point I make it a bit closer to black—and then, using the Airbrush and Brush tools, I add in the last touches of detail/outlining to pull it all together and give it nice contrast.
And that’s it! Rinse and repeat all over your image! :)