How to draw on ibispaint X, how to paint watercolor style on ibispaint, traditional art style painting tutorial on digital medium .
Hi there! Hope you all are doing fine. Today I will show how to paint watercolour digitally.
For that, first we have to download a watercolour paper texture.
Search for "high resolution cold press watercolor paper textures" and download.
In ibis paint first start sketching.
Since I use fingers to draw, first I drew a rough version and then on top a clean final outline.
I sketched background and foreground in separate layers so that I could change the opacity as needed.
So I merged all sketch layers before proceeding further.
Texture your canvas as shown by importing the downloaded texture.
To establish colours, use Watercolor (Bleed) brush first.
For additional texturing Fluffy Watercolor (mix) brush can be used.
I decided the light source was from the upper left corner and coloured her hair from lighter shade to darker accordingly.
Since I was trying to keep it as a watercolour style, I had to decide on light variation at an early stage.
So, most of the time, I will start off with lighter colours following the direction of the light source and then add layers of darker colours where needed.
For BG, I painted lightly and mixed the colours with each other to give a water-y washed out look.
Whenever I felt the colours are too dark or acute, I reduced the opacity of the layer.
Try to shade the painting in multiple layers. That is first start with a slight dark shade and then go a bit darker .
Layer here does not mean you have to create separate layers in the layer panel. It simply means that
First finish detailing with a bit darker shade. Then on top use shades darker than before. This shading method can be called layering.
Some areas may not need multiple shading layers.
While layering, some areas should stay lighter and some darker.
This way even while detailing, we can keep a light and shadow appearance.
The difference in shading creates a depth in the painting.
While blending detailed layers, do not blend the colours completely.
Blend the edges lightly so that they does not look extremely blended and can hold up their shape.
In case of detailing on the edge, blend the side that opens up to the inner colours and keep the outer edge as it is, so that it can create depth in the image.
I wanted to create a less detailed water washed background and a more detailed foreground.
So the focus remains in the foreground.
But I ended up detailing the BG anyways :D
While painting the leaves, I started with a lighter shade
And painted the side of the light source first. And then went to the dark side ~ MUHAHAHAHA!
Welcome to the dark side XD
By now you can tell that I have lost my focus on explaining the painting method. LOL.
But fear not, I will carry on explaining.
Watercolor (Edge) brush is great for detailing things that need detailed detailing :D
What I mean is, for refined detailing this brush can be used. But if you like to keep a less detailed vibe then this step is not important.
You can slightly blend this super detailed detailing brush details so that it does not look too detailed :D
Ok I am done with the detailing jokes. Listen to this dope music playing in the background.
Hey, if you have any question or confusion, please comment below. I will try to reply asap.
While colouring an object, try using multiple colours from similar temperature.
Like for the flowers and the dress, I used different shades of violets and blues.
Sometimes, you can add some opposite colours to increase interest and drama in the colour composition.
Like orange shade on the leaves and violet/blue shaded shadow on the skin.
I'm all for drama! The COLOUR DRAMA!!!
While colouring skin, start with the lightest shade of the colour you want to give. And then slowly increase the intensity.
This way, the colour flow will be under your control.
You can paint detailing layers either on top of or below the outline layer. Depends on your desire to show or hide the outline.
I did cheat a bit to make skin, eye and dress shine. But you can consider it as gouache or acrylic colour on top of watercolours. lol.
You can blur the shiny parts a bit if it stands out too much.
Main aim is to keep the mood of the painting on the same plane.
While painting this style, keep in mind the traditional watercolour painting workflow.
Since this method wants to replicate the style, it's best to follow similar methods like lighter to darker painting,
Watercolour blending style etc that are followed in traditional watercolour paintings.
Even though I added lighter colours on top of darker ones in multiple places, I tried to keep the traditional look nonetheless.
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This is more or less it. You can always add some extra effects like I added sputtering and splash brushes.
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