This is the part in our ArtRage tutorial video series where the paint-y fun starts happening!
The line art stays on top so I can always see what I'm doing
I paint the color fills underneath the line art
I use the custom color picker I set up in the last video
You can adjust the brush thickness with this slider size control in the lower left corner of the interface.
Once I've applied Patrick's base color paint, I go back in and add a sunlight color on the parts of his body that will be hit by direct sunlight
I add some green tones on the underside of his arms to show the light that's bouncing back up from the grass and from his green trunks.
...and I add some purple tones for shadows. (don't laugh at my horrible grammar as I say in the video: "More darker." More darker. Brilliant. I hope Mrs. Cooper - my junior high English teacher - never sees this).
Purple is on the opposite side of the color wheel from the yellow sunlight. When I use the palette knife to "swoosh it all around," the whole thing starts to come alive with dimension and vibrant color!
Next video: Painting Patrick's Pants! See you then!
Just fire up your Wacom drawing tablet
and have fun! There's no mess!
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You might also want to take a look at the other tutorials in this series: