I’ve been enjoying learning how to color layers from my SkillShare class by Charly Clements, “Fun with Color.”
I draw an outline sketch on one layer at the top, then use a color with the ink studio brush to outline each shape section in a separate layer and fill the color with the color drop. If I want to change colors in that layer, I use the alpha lock and fill or recolor. So my layers are:
- shadow in petals
- flower receptacle/sepal
- shadow for receptacle/sepal
- design dots on receptacle
- stem and funny leaves
- veins in stem and leaves
- shadows in stems
- inside vase
- design on vase
- shadow below vase
- shadow of flowers on vase
- fallen petals
- shadows of fallen petals
By the time I did my last monochrome color [blue], I was very fast at changes colors!
Note: I made the first purple flower design. Then copied that to change to the other colors, saving each as I finished one color before starting another. I could then import all four for my display art above. I duplicated each of the four and colored each of those copies into a solid coordinated color, pulling it into a shadow behind each.
Before actually starting to color though, I needed clarification on how to change colors and found that there are FIVE ways to change colors in your drawing.
I needed a background and remembered this video on textured layers and how to change those colors– very fun. I just used one of the brushes on the app under “Luminescence: Nebula” to paint that texture and then followed the directions here:
I usually work in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro [it’s free].
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