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How to make my drawing look like it was painted

 
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James Sawatsky
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: How to make my drawing look like it was painted Reply with quote

Years ago I saw a pic by Derek Hunter done completely on 'shop but he was able to make it look like it was painted with water colours (without that stupid filter). I have a pic that I would love to give the water colour treatment to. Any help, tips, or advice?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can only think of two ways to do it. But maybe I'm missing something.

1) It's real watercolor. Or paint. You integrate it with your inks or pencils or whatever. Here's a tutorial for that:
http://www.remindblog.com/2010/07/29/coloring-a-comic-part-4/
and then
http://www.remindblog.com/2010/08/19/coloring-a-graphic-novel-part-5/

2) Use special brushes. Especially if you're using Corel Painter this looks really good:
http://skipallenpaints.com/2011/08/02/painting-demo-with-corel-painter-12-real-watercolor/

Hope this helps.
I prefer actual watercolor on actual paper, but I'm not that good at it...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's an awesome tutorial for textures! love it! thank you so much. my picture is going to SCREAM!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are also programs like ArtRage or Painter that have specific "watercolor" painting tools that are supposed to emulate the natural media to some degree.

Personally I kind of hate the method everyone uses these days of just throwing a texture layer over their linework. :P
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smbhax.com wrote:
Personally I kind of hate the method everyone uses these days of just throwing a texture layer over their linework. Razz


But..... but that's one of my favouritest techniques. 8C
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yours and everybody else's, apparently. ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could help ya out if you were painting from scratch, but I don't do 'make it look different after it's already done' painting, I do the real deal.

But what I do is also not watercolor style, I specialize more in duping oil or pastel work, not that it's what I set out to do, but it's what happened. Though, I can give you one trick. You set the smudge tool in Photoshop to scatter (and to pressure opacity). Then when you use that over top of color it blends in a way that's kind of like adding water. This'll let you blend in a more watercolory fashion, and then you can add texture with textures later to get that paper and brush look if you want.

So if you want to use Photoshop and NOT use textures that's one way to get the watercolor feel.
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