Here's the process gif for that Poison
I submitted a bit ago!
A few things to note, so you guys can get an idea of how I worked this piece out:
-Sketching usually takes at least about 5-10 minutes. As you can see, it's pretty loose before I actually refine the lines up.
-The line art itself is not that clean at all! It still retains some sort of looseness even beyond the base sketch. I've learned that usually you don't have to have super clean lines all the time, even when you wanna work on a fully colored "sketch".
-Colors were flatted and I applied subtle color variation in the skin before shading.
-I used a Multiply
blending mode for shading on this. Sketchbook Pro only has 3 blending modes in addition to normal: Multiple, Add, Screen
. So you have to get a bit creative and think a bit backwards with the color you choose to apply your values with, especially with Multiply as it tends to saturate things rather quickly if you're not careful.
-Rim lighting from the right was done with 2 layers of using Add
and different colors.
-I made the image pop a bit by duplicating my line art layer and blurring the duplicated layer. It gives the image a soft feel while retaining your hard edges.
-This Sketchbook Pro coloring process involves more color-picking than my usual process in Photoshop.
I guess that's all for my commentary! Download it, save it, pick apart the frames and hopefully you can learn something from this!