Thanks for the detailed reply, you're a darling! I was actually wondering how you did the "painterly" texture in your work. For instance, on the green tree on the right background of your latest drawing, the light green "watercoloresque" texture. I'd LOVE to know how you did that. I've done a texture on dazid*dot*net/post/14670911311/good-morning , but I don't like it nearly as much as yours and it took FOREVER to do (not very feasible to reproduce.) Thanks again for being awesome.@dazid
Oh I see what your talking about, and yours actually looks lovely! I think for me it’s mostly the result of me messing around with different brushes while keeping the opacity low. For that one drawing though I mostly used just one brush! I honestly cannot remember if I downloaded it from somewhere or if it’s a default brush, it’s brush 29 “Pastel Medium Tip” if you have it.
The first thing I do is just draw the tree with flat black, then by adjusting the opacity I’ll add in the other details. I also keep adjusting the “Scattering” of the brush to make it even more textured. And lastly I add another layer and use a white gradient to make the image appear softer, this layer can either be set to Soft Light or Overlay depending on which you end up liking. I think it’s the gradient that makes the image end up looking more watercolor-like.
Omg I hope this helps, I’m still learning new things as well so it also takes me forever to do!
Your work is charming, original, and just plain ole' awesome. Keep it up, I wanna see moar! P.S. Will you some day show me how you do those lovely textures? -David@dazid
Hello thank you so much! Someone else asked me this on anon and adding the texture (I’m assuming you’re asking about the grainy texture) is actually ridiculously easy!! This is done in Photoshop CS5 though, so I’m not sure if the process is similar in other programs. I hope this is somewhat understandable, please let me know if you have any other questions: