Still using Wolverine as a test subject for my lineart and colouring. XD Lineart was done traditionally, on paper, and the colours are added in photoshop.
A continuation of the lineart test I did earlier. drew his face in the same angle on purpose. I think I'm slowly finding a style I like. The lineart was done using a brush and a 0.1 mm fineliner. The painting is digital.
I'm not too happy with the painting yet. For one, I lack some essential shading knowledge, so the light doesn't seem very natural... Gotta work on that in future. Okay, it also has to be said: I didn't take more than 10 Minutes on each painting, so they're pretty sketchy. I tried two different ways of colouring. One is a more flat kind, with coloured lines and the other has more contrast and black lines. They're both done with a different photoshop brush.
There's stuff I like about both and stuff I don't like. Looking at the first one, the one with the coloured lines, I like the way the lines look a bit softer. It makes the colours in his face look richer, and more healthy. What I miss here are the highlights. It just looks flat. A definite plus: This one took me less time than the second one.
The second one probably has too much contrast, and the lines are just too dark. I guess this could work in a story with a darker tone, because it makes the drawing look quite hard. What I like here is what I miss in the other picure: The highlights. They help set the mood and give the whole thing a more painted and 3-dimensional look, in addition to the brush I used. Maybe I should have painted the first one with the same brush...
So, what do you guys think? Thoughts? Love/hate? Any helpful tips you can give me? I'd love to get your inputs.
Wolverine (c) Marvel