Pokemon Painting Process

Here is my attempt to document a step-by-step painting process of the Pokemon Painting I just finish. 

First I made my sketch on Photoshop, so much easier to adjust composition and scale. Photoshop is very flexible on changing and adding stuff to your sketch. If you don't have Photoshop, you can use  Corel Painter or PaintTool SAI, any digital program you can find. 

Then I print it out and transferred the sketch onto my watercolor paper using a lightbox (If you like painting watercolor too purchasing a lightbox is so helpful, no more dark lines and messy erasing on your drawings).

I started painting my background first because I didn’t do a color study, I was kind nervous how the colors and value was going to turn out. I still have trouble with pushing foreground and background and make the painting has more depth, need more practice!

After I layout color for the background I moved onto the pokemon trainer and then the pokemons.

Lastly add details and made some texture for the sand. I used color pencils in some of the area since watercolor dulled a little after it dried. I found Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils much better when it comes to working with watercolor painting. It is much harder and able to give you crisp lines. If you want to shade, I would recommend using the soft Prismacolor Premier Color Pencils. 

Here is another close up.



Thanks for reading :] 

November 18, 2016 by Penelope Paws
Tags: traditional

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