How many layers does your photoshop file typically have? ever work with vectors? Thanks Kali! Love your work!!!!!- George
Thanks George! Oh geez, I do not have ideal photoshop etiquette… My photoshop files tend to be kinda messy, that Warrior Queen illustration has 13, but a more complicated piece that I’m working on right now has over 30 (although a lot of the layers are just grouped texture layers—and naming layers helps!) I haven’t worked much with vectors, but I probably should!
I'm jealous of your sense of colour. Do you pick them by instinct, or do you have specific methods that help you decide?
Thank you! I spend a lot of time fiddling around with color, it’s probably my favorite and most frustrating part of drawing. Sometimes I’ll have specific colors in mind, but other times it takes a while to figure things out— I like using a Curves adjustment layer in photoshop for easy color changes and tweaking. Coloring my image in grayscale to get the light/dark balance right and then adding color can be really helpful when I’m stumped or dealing with a particularly complicated illustration. Also, using a limited color palette is an easy trick to pull an illustration together and I take advantage of that so hard.
Hi, I was just wondering, what tools do you use for your art? Digital? Traditional?
I work entirely digitally with a wacom tablet in photoshop! But, to try and cover my tracks, I use scanned texture on top of my images in different layer modes and I have some textured custom brushes that I use. There are some process posts on my blog, like this one!