Hello everybody. Ok so I really want to be able to paint digitally but I know that I'm a long way off from being able to work with color so I figured it might be best to start with greyscale.
Well this is my first time trying to paint something in photoshop so all critiques on structure, form, value, strokes, settings, anything really will be greatly appreciated.
Basically, rip me a new one.
This originally started as just a quick line doodle, but I got invested in it and thought I ought to try and bring it to completion. I really wasn't sure what kind of brush settings are best to use to paint so I just stuck to a hard round with max flow and opacity and no pressure setting on the wacom pen.
This is still in the early stages, but if I want to start rendering, do I just switch to a softer edged brush, lower opacity, use the smudge tool? What are some better techniques for the process?
Here is the reference. It is a screencap from the show, it's not the exact one that I started with but it's pretty close.