Yea i use alot of different layermodes, i usualy start with overlay or a softlight layer to give my grayscale the basic colorwash. Then i merge it and start painting on top and through the process i adjust colors here and there with more softlight or other layermodes. I hope it helps!
No Problem, just try to watch your Values when working with layermodes, they usualy mess the values up alot. You can check it every now and then if you put a new layer on top of your otherlayer, fill it with grey and put the layermode on color. Then just switch it on and off to check your values every now an then. Cheers
Oh, I remember this image and me talking with you about that human-cat hehehe Nice to see the step by step, specailly because you begin with tone study in b&w then you add colors and details. I'm trying to improve my skills doing this way but when I add the color layers they don't look "that colorful" then if I add more colors I lose the tones intensity hehe. I guess it's a matter of practice
What i do to keep an eye on the values when using blendinglayers is i make a layer on top of my painting layers, set the layermode to "color" and fill it with a grey. Now you can switch that layer on and off to check your values. Maybe this helps, but yea its a matter of practicing it of course.
I recently found a similar trick in a videotutorial, make a layer on top, set the layermode to "saturation" and fill it with black. I used that trick in my last 2 paintings and I'm very happy with the results. Now I can see parts where I thought there was sense of depth looking at the image in color but checking the values this way I saw the "real" thing hehe
This is fantastic. Love to see the progression, and this really shows you know your stuff. Really amazing. Have you mentioned anywhere if you use a graphic tablet? If so, what kind? Sorry if this question is redundant.
I ordered the small Wacom Bamboo as a starter tablet a few months ago off Amazon, but I'm a mere scribbler. I'm so weak in comparison to you that there is no comparison! Thanks for sharing your process, my man. Very cool. Keep setting that Intuos4 on fire!