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Creating a Character From Scratch in Photoshop

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Once I feel like I have the line work where I want it, I usually move on and gradient in my character. This is a fast and easy way to create depth in your drawing. When doing so, you want to place your gradient lawyer BELOW the line work. You do not want to cover up you line work that you just worked on for no reason. Use the pen tool to select pixels that you want to gradient in. During this step you also have to decide where you light source is coming from. I chose to light my character somewhat from the front, and top. I will use the gradient tool to darken up the areas that I have selected with the pen tool to create shadows, as well as highlights. Once I am finished, I will use the same technique of flipping the gradients over from the left side to the right. I erase out the pixels down the center of the line art, and then flip them over to the right as I explained in Step 1.

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