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Digital Painting from an illustration

By Mike York
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Date Added: 9th December 2009
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Step 5

Next create a new layer

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Step 6

Drag your new layer underneath your background layer like so

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After you drag it underneath that layer it should look like this

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Step 7

Now is the important step go above your layers and set your background layer to multiply instead of normal like this

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Step 8

To get the painting done quickly I would suggest working monochromatically. This would mean all in one colour. I started out by colouring the whole canvas a medium blue color

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Step 9

This is where you want to get loose and the most fun part about the painting. Grab a dark shade of your chosen colour and fill in all of your dark areas. It is good to have a light source in mind that way you can tell where your shadows or dark parts of your painting will be

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I like to work dark to light it is very fun that way. After you are all done you should have something like this

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