A free video tutorial from Jaysen Batchelor
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In this lecture students will watch a demo on how to create the rough colors.
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English [Auto] All right. So in this lecture we are going to go ahead and start adding our color. So really quick before we move too much further ahead what I want to do is go ahead and rename some of these layers and get with the ones we don't need so are a rough fog layer we don't need that just going to delete it. Then our line art layer and a rough line out there let's name these and group them together. Well name these ones rough values. All right. And then we have a background so we can kind of flip through these and see our whole process from beginning to end so far. So that was a rough sketch that we started out with tightened it up to this. Then we did our rough values refined our values there out of that mess and now we're ready to do color. So I'm just going to take all these and grouped them together what the heck is happening. All right values. I'll make this blue. And then these guys will make a group for those as well. And we'll call this line arch make it Violet. Okay. So you know that and these guys. Perfect. So now we are going to do a new layer and we'll go ahead and rename this rough colors. And we're going to set this layer to color and we're ready to set or start coloring here. So I'm actually going to use an airbrush here soft round the pressure opacity 1. Keep it pretty big and color palette we're gonna go with a sort of green and let's begin painting. All right. So since we're using a color layer what's going to happen and it's going to only add the color without changing any of our values. So all that value work we did earlier is going to stay the same. The only thing that's changed is the hue and saturation. And we're just going gonna work this image during this sort of blue green palette care bring this down. Back to Green. Some more get the Dragon hair gotta do of him green and I said we're starting out with just sort of the rough basic colors or blocking everything in real simple. And then we're gonna end up coming back and really refining it cleaning it up a bit. All right. So there is a drag in the nice green color and we'd like we can sort of move around within our colors here and kind of get a few different you's going is a little bit of a yellow or green for this top part or a good slight. I'm not sure I like it though we might just go back to that blue now. Let's keep it for now. We can always change it real easy since we're working on several layers here. All right let's do the trees the trees we're gonna do pretty deep saturated through a little bit greener though. Or maybe we should do more in blue and do this Saturday. Let's try that. Yeah. I think that looks better actually. All right. So I could do all the trees completely because we want it to feel like some of them are kind of going back and being enveloped by that foggy mess with these two that are kind of in the front that are really in the foreground. We want those ones to really be have their own color all right. Those that want to do just a little bit here are really subtle color on the trunk of this tree actually you know what. Let's keep it with that blue okay. Oh look better coming down from that wing there. Yeah I like that better saying what these ones will keep from the same blue color all right them reach and do the uh the rocks down here so they're going to be sort of gray greenish color uh uh this one over here. Perfect. Bringing a little warmer. And then lastly we just have the animals here. So Bunny almost completely wiped Yeah. Then for the years it's gonna get a real warm in there. Chipmunk it's gonna be pretty or in here or in the brown color. Squirrel he's gonna be brown as well. Actually maybe we'll make him more gray with a reddish tail. Yeah we'll make him a red squirrel and then lastly we have the uh the rat here. And then you know look at all this. I like what we have so far but I'm gonna try and sort of fit this within our color scheme a little bit better and then we're going to tighten everything up just a little bit. So we're gonna do the same color that sort of over everything else we're gonna go into very very lightly painted over what we have here so uh feels like it's fitting in with everything else that's going on. She liked these trees being a little bit closer to the dragon's color to some of this mist. Here get a little bit more blue up there. Get a nice sort of mystical feeling going on and I think these rocks are a bit too warm let's call them up a little but cool them down I guess all right. And then let's just clean some things up. We have a little bit over spray here. The dragon's face. Dan is with me I love over spray the right. Uh. Here inside sort of this winged area. Uh oh get that shadow spot. Uh all right. And then looks like we have a few spots up here we can get. All right. Perfect. Think of that looks really great so far. I think we could probably use a little bit more color in maybe the dragon. So um I don't know maybe you like some some stripes or we'll see what happens if we go just a little bit. Things we'd have to do that. I'd like a multiplayer so that we could get that to look right. Honestly all right. And then let's go with kind of a yellow green here and we're gonna just hit some of these highlights so that it feels like they all have sort of the same lighting as the dragon since he has a release or a yellow light on top or it gives white hope for keep it necessarily but let's just see what it looks like and see if we want it to match up like that. Mm hmm. I actually think it looks better without the yellow. I think we might even change the light of the dragon to be more blue. Let's let's do that so instead of having this hot yellow green we're gonna go to cool color here. Might be too saturated though it's probably a little better yeah. I think a cool light looks and works a lot better than this warm or light. All right. And then now we can use a blue light on these and see if that looks better. I think that it will go. Yeah. Do you think that looks a lot better. I just have a little bit spot to clean up here all right. Take a step back a shrink it down for a second so we can get a good look. Yeah I think that's looking pretty good so for I think what we're going to do real quick we're gonna make a new layer progress at this layer to overlay and I'm just going to get my paint bucket tool and fill the whole thing with us. That's kind of. There we go. And I'm I love the opacity it's like a teal color. And this is just gonna help tie everything together a little bit. You can see I turn it on and off it kind of helps tie all of our values together. And let's go ahead and rename this all right. And there we go. That is gonna be it for our rough colors and I'll see you guys in the next lecture.