Home Indie Game Magi’s Drawing Shenanigans! – I discovered Vectors and Shading! – Indiecator

Magi’s Drawing Shenanigans! – I discovered Vectors and Shading! – Indiecator



So, I’ve been drawing loads recently which can also be why I haven’t precisely executed the “one assessment per day” factor but… I frankly needed to attract extra – and that’s nice… as a result of I’ve 37 assessment draft titles queued up and I’ve written on 4 drafts already… I’ll most likely put up just a few instances twice and will probably be good.

Be aware: Sure, I must make an precise “good” drawing of my character holding a brush… however I really like this paint.web creation that I did on my laptop computer utilizing the monitoring pad… and therefore, I wanna preserve utilizing it for some time longer! “

However earlier than that: I lastly discovered find out how to shade!

  • Step 1: You create a Masks Layer both by hitting Ctrl+Shift+G in Krita OR by creating a brand new layer and clicking on the “Alpha” image.
  • Step 2: Change the layer’s Mixing Mode to “Multiply”.
  • Step 3: Shade with purple or blue.

Crimson provides a little bit of a heat tone to the shades and it really works fairly nicely in some drawings however not so nicely in others. Blue kinda makes it mystical and stuff… which is fairly darn cool! You then principally do what you’d usually do whenever you shade. Image the place the sunshine is coming from… after which shade the place it’s not.

The vital bit right here is the distinction between exhausting shadows and comfortable shadows. Unsure if these are the precise phrases. The thought is that whenever you’re sporting a hat and the solar is shining down on you, it creates this difficult line in your face with shadow atop it and lightweight beneath it. That’s a tough shadow. A comfortable shadow is when there’s a bit of sunshine coming by means of however not sufficient to utterly eliminate the shadow. So, it’s lighter but additionally softer on the sting, which is sweet.

Anyway, shading is vital because it not solely makes stuff look higher however it additionally makes drawings much less flat. It’s fairly darn cool and I’ve been getting fairly good at it if I do say so myself!

Right here is one thing I’ve been engaged on. If you happen to’re not good with tentacles, I’m sorry. I didn’t add any lighting but however it truthfully doesn’t want it, I feel? Anyway, one tentacle is nearer to the physique and therefore the shadow is “exhausting”. The opposite tentacle is hovering over it and therefore the shadow is “comfortable”. So, principally,… depth… in a 2D drawing… Woah!

I additionally briefly talked about it in my final drawing put up, I feel, however I needed to find out about vectors… after which I didn’t. Anyway, I noticed someplace in an artwork stream on Twitch that individuals typically would use vectors for his or her line artwork in order that they will make the strains thicker or change the color and whatnot… so, I attempted that… and it’s wonderful. On this drawing up there, I spend actually an hour correcting the shapes of the completely different strains and whatnot. Vectors have “handles” that you would be able to add and take away and transfer and stuff. They’re tremendous useful! I additionally ended up drawing the strains too skinny and I used to be capable of merely choose all strains and make them thicker through a easy button press. Cheers to vectors!

Right here on this screenshot from the emote design I made for a pal, I obtained this eye of kinds and I couldn’t get the form proper within the sketch however I used to be capable of alter it nevertheless I needed through Vector Layers which is wonderful… and critically, lots of enjoyable. It’s truthfully fairly darn nice. Once more cheers to vectors!

Now, whereas shading is considerably mastered… I nonetheless have loads to be taught. I figured I gained’t want lighting if I’m simply shading however that’s not essentially true, particularly with colored gentle sources. For the Nationwide Colouring E book Day, Fellow Traveller and Hiding Spot are presently internet hosting a contest the place individuals can add color to a easy drawing from the upcoming Indie Recreation, Beacon Pines (see Interview right here!). I’m taking part in that and figured that poisonous ooze needs to be vivid… particularly at night time. So, I did the factor and added lighting. This proved to be fairly troublesome at first however utilizing the Multiply and Lighten layers in addition to just a few “Divide” layers (simply to experiment), I obtained to make the poisonous ooze look extremely poisonous!

As you possibly can see right here, I made it ooze gentle on the 4 characters from beneath which was fairly the problem and whereas the lighting might not make good sense, I really feel like I did a darn nice job at it for now. I nonetheless gotta enhance at it, although, which can be one thing for subsequent time! Perhaps I’ll present the complete paintings later in one other put up as soon as it’s executed!

This put up was first printed on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you happen to like what you see right here and wish to see extra, you possibly can test me out on Twitch and YouTube as nicely.



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