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Making Of 'Hayley'

By Dan Crossland
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Date Added: 1st June 2012
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Color Overlay 1

With the under painting complete I move onto the color layers. Firstly I have to get the right ranges for the painting. I do this by, again, squinting down, which enables me to pick out colors, starting with the lightest and working my way through into the shadows where things are getting darker but more saturated, and finally making my way to the clothes and backdrop. With the colors roughly picked and added to the swatch palette I make a new layer and change the blending mode to Color - this will add the colors only, without affecting any other of the form building I did earlier. It's like tinting a black and white picture. Now I can concentrate on the temperature of the hues and the value without worrying about the form and likeness. That part is safe and locked off (Fig.09).

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Fig.09


Color Overlay 2

In this stage I look at the temperature, the hue and the value of the colors I am putting down. I make adjustments using the hue and saturation sliders on various layers until the colors are working for me (Fig.10).

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Fig.10





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(ID: 249138, pid: 0) Arnold on Tue, 04 February 2014 10:33am
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(ID: 191069, pid: 0) Corliss Eden on Sun, 07 April 2013 2:50pm
Thank you so much for this very inspiring tutorial. Although I will never lose my love for the feel of brush on canvas, it is great to know that traditional painting can be created digitally. Excellent demonstration.
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(ID: 151584, pid: 0) Carla on Sat, 22 September 2012 9:20pm
thanks for sharing, i will try it!! just one question: how is the technique with traditional painting? you can paint values and the you can add the color just like you explain in this digital tuto??
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(ID: 131044, pid: 0) Juan Francisco on Sat, 07 July 2012 6:21am
Nice work. Your method like oil painting process has helped me to understand a lot... Congratulations and thanks !!!
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(ID: 122425, pid: 0) Rene on Mon, 04 June 2012 8:55am
Thanks a million for your tutorial, especially the part where you tell how you go about values has been very helpful to me.
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(ID: 122023, pid: 0) Thanasis on Sat, 02 June 2012 10:05am
How right you are Dan! Thank you for vision and explanation of your method. It's very easy to get overwhelmed by the technical side of digital drawing. Real hand-drawn art with real materials should be at every artist's arsenal and experience.
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