JugilusKeymasterJune 7, 2016 at 3:46 pmPost count: 35
Drawn in JugiPaint v0.83 and v0.88.
This illustration was done in my standard way of doing such images. The process consist of several stages:
1) Pencil sketch
I use a pencil brush tool to draw a sketch which is detailed enough to allow inking without too much guessing. The other tools I usually use quite a lot in this stage are the move and the transform tool. They allow me to adjust positions of objects within the picture.
2) Inked line art
The pencil sketch is inked with the pen brush tools. For object where precise lines are needed (the boat, the fish catcher stick) I use the rulers (the curve ruler in this case). If the objects are more complex (the sign, the driller) I use the vector lines.
3) Color flats
The first step in coloring is creating the color flats, that is, creating areas which get colored in different colors. This is mostly done with the lasso selection tool and color fill. Sometimes I use the bucket tool if I am sure the filled lines are closed (some fishes).
I duplicate the color flats layer and adjust its colors to wanted appearance. This are now the base colors. In this image I added some mild gradients to enrich these base colors while retaining the clarity of lines. I also added some details here and there (mostly on fishes). To quickly switch between coloring areas I set the color flats layer as the source layer for the magic wand selection tool and use the quick magic wand selection (key Q) to select that areas (coloring is of course done on separate layer(s)).
5) Coloring lines
The lines are inked in black color. It often looks better to “soften” the appearance of the image by coloring the lines. I use clipping layers on layers with the inked lines to confine coloring to lines.
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