Do you add texture to your drawings?
I have started a fresh way to do my drawings as I wanted a fun but quickish way to flesh out my characters. This is a loose study that I am working on and slowly refining (the head is nearly there). Just thought will I need a texture over it or will the brush strokes be enough to give it a lively almost painterly look. Any thoughts welcome
QuietYell last edited by QuietYell
@Jason-Bowen Painterly vs. Textured is really a personal stylistic choice.
I tend towards highly rendered & textured work (or totally graphical too actually).
SVSLearn has a great video on "Painting Fur & Hair with Therese Larsson" that may be helpful for you in making a decision.
I tend to paint like she showed, but I also learned a lot & adopted a lot from how Aaron Blaise paints (overall, but also fur). In fact, it was this video of his ("Speed Painting - Photoshop Rajah from "Aladdin"") that prompted me to purchase some of his tutorials, brushes & such a year or 2 ago: https://youtu.be/LuaMG0_-xWw
Note: Aaron has Fur & Hair brushes for sale on his site: CreatureArtTeacher.com However, I only tend to use these for things like facial hair or small hair areas (like the snout of an animal) and often it serves just as a quick underlay or as a texture enhancement overlay. The bulk of the hair/fur is done by volume shaping first then getting more detailed with each pass (Like you'll see in the video by Therese, Aaron, and the examples below)
Video watching fox fur being painted:
Step-By-Step Image with text:
3 Step Image:
More detailed series of images with instructions:
Image of Step-By-Step Instructions for Human Hair:
Image of Human Hair Instructions Part 1 (I think):
Image of Human Hair Instructions Part 2:
Image of Human Hair Instructions Part 3:
Image of Human Hair Instructions Part 4:
Image of Hair References:
Hope all of this helps!
Chip Valecek last edited by
@QuietYell I have picked up SO many painting tips from Aaron Blaise. His techniques to me feel right when it comes to painting. I have watched so many videos on technique but his always seem to be the best for me.
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@Chip-Valecek totally agree!
@QuietYell thanks for the links I will check them out.
I have got a bit further using the same way I would paint animals in oils, seemed to work ok but I still have a lot to learn from the pros.