Sunday, March 13, 2011


A layer by layer breakdown of my illustration for Periodic Heroes.  I started with the sketch, then put it about 20% transparency over the background.  I changed its color as necessary to see what was behind it, so I think it started out light blue and went to purple.  I use several brushes of my own modification in photoshop as well as painter, and I switch between them on a regular basis.


Phillip Sevy said...

Wow, that's really cool. Make it seem so darn easy - ha!

Heidi said...

making difficult things seem easy is my secret talent. Its why I play oboe.

In all reality though, the biggest help for me learning how to digitally paint was playing around with brush settings in photoshop (and painter.) Especially with flow and opacity controls, as well as textures and shapes. Once you've got brushes that you work well with, the rest is easy!