Here’s a fun post so you can see how I work through digital art pieces. My latest work, Rayla X Soren from The Dragon Prince. Here’s the final piece:
For the life of me, I cannot make digital sketches. I’m still a slave to pencil and paper for that. But I don’t mind. I love drawing on paper! Haha, you can even see the drawing on the next page!
From here, I go digital. I brush hard lines over the pencil drawing and put in a couple base colors underneath. Each solid color represents a separate locked layer to work over. Then I did a solid background color and threw some trees back there. At this point I had also shifted Rayla (she was tilting to the left in my sketch, and I resized Soren’s head lol)
This next image is a bit of a leap. A LOT happened between these two snapshots. I completely colored the characters and redid all the original line work to blend them out. All that took a hot minute. Oh, and the grass.
Next step was leaves! Lots and lots of leaves. Thank you leaf brush. I worship you. Seriously. And grass brushes, lets not forget about those.
Glow it up!
And make it nighttime!
That’s my finished piece of fanart. Now I feel like I should have blurred the background trees a little… I’m never completely satisfied, but I do love this one OH SO MUCH. I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek into my coloring process! You can watch The Dragon Prince on Netflix, season 3 coming soon!