For the anon who was asking about my coloring method. I used the Angry!Eren lineart I made for that head drawing process thinger.
- I cleaned up my lineart from before. Changed a few details. Nothing big.
- I laid down the flats. These days, since I work on the foreground before the background, I end up just filling all the space I’ll be coloring in a new layer with the skin tone and then just placing clipping mask layers on top of it. This makes everything much easier to clean since the stuff beyond the base layer won’t be touched. (Here’s how the base layer and the clipping mask layers look like once the drawing’s done)
- Added the shadows. I use my brushes like how I would use colored pencils to color. I enjoy hatching with them rather than using them to paint.
- Added a clipping mask layer on top of my lineart and altered some of my lines’ colors.
- I fixed and added more details and also placed some highlights.
- Added a new layer on top of all my color layers, set it to multiply, and added a light orange gradient. I don’t always do this. I just did it for this drawing to make my colors a bit darker. Sometimes, I’d play around and add some adjustment filters too to make the colors sepia, more yellow, cooler, etc.
NOTES: I don’t like using too many colors. The more colors I put, the harder it is for me to come up with a piece that won’t make me want to throw up. I stick to complimentary color combinations such as red + green and yellow + violet. I also avoid using colors that are too bright all the time. I mostly use them to draw people to a certain part of my drawings.