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NOTE: I AM NOT DOING A FULL TUTORIAL HERE. I'm just telling you how I do things. If you are confused about something I'm talking about feel free to ask without begging for explanation as to what photoshop does, otherwise there are plenty of actual photoshop tutorials out there. This process review is laid out assuming some knowledge of photoshop already.
So now begins COLORING. Which is actually VERY simple with this technique, which is the whole point XD It's all the incorporation of pencil work and real media that's the pain.
First thing's first, I create a new layer, sometimes grouping the pencil crap together so it's not in the way. I put the new layer on overlay ALWAYS, and name it COLORS. Yay. haha.
Then, with this technique it's very important to have a separate palette on white, which you can see I have there, and you can also see, hopefully, why I need it. The colors in the image are more saturated and much warmer than what is on the palette. That is the overlay composition in effect, the paper is very warm toned, so anything I put on top in that overlay layer is going to get warmer.
Kind of a pain in the ass but it looks cool. XD
So I start by just putting one flat color in the lighted areas, as that's the only part I'm painting, I like to keep the shadows flattened with paper texture :3
Then, once they're all mapped out/filled, I start shading and really painting. I always use a very high opacity, hard brush doing this, because my brushstrokes tend to get airbrushy if I soften them. This is rather annoying as this means I have to fade into the paper manually rather than by using light faded strokes, but hey, it pays off. Yay for the color wheel of magic tool, lol.
In some cases, like demonstrated in the closeup of that eye, it's necessary to have a colorization layer over top of this, because overlay won't change the black of the pencil. Thus, places like eyes and some pencil shadow will be black. So I like to make a colorize layer on top of the overlayed colors to colorize irises and certain more rosy parts of the skin etc.
I also have colorized the pencil line here, simply by using the selective color tool on the multiply drawing layer (just tinting the neutrals and blacks with red and yellow) :3 I do the same with the white chalk sometimes as well, depending. Here I believe I made the whites a little warmer in the lighten drawing layer.
In number four there I've started the hair. Sometimes this is difficult when painting like this because the paper texture runs the edges together somewhat, so I tend to really accentuate the highlights to compensate.
After all this is done, a lot of times the highlights will be faded and won't pop. I always use a separate normal layer to paint bright whites, like for eye shine and such. You can also use it to accentuate other highlights, but I don't like to do that as it'll start to cover up the paper texture, which defeats the purpose of painting like this XD So I use it sparingly.
And there you have it, finished figure painting. It's pretty simple. I had other plans for it though >3 So on to that next ;D