Today, instead of spending time resting my hand or at least completing the post production of FYP (Which I am doing right now), I decide to test out digital painting with another TFA character, this time with beginning with a greyscale rather than palettes themselves.
I noticed that due to the muted palettes provided, the lighting of the previous painting seem uneven and not emphasised enough. Considering the idea, I decide to start another digital painting, with greyscale, since from what I see in some professional illustrators, greyscale is a more effective way to create a better atmosphere and lighting when compared to just colours.
I consider it a mere practice, so I chose a simple neutral pose of head-and-shoulders framing. I start with the basic gradient of lighting, then refine each parts with the shading. Like the previous painting, I made some parts darker to make them seem disappeared into the backgrounds.
Afterwards, I use the overlay to add colours. I choose the purplish-blue for the background colour, for it could contrast with the character’s yellow colour.
Now think about it, the colours may look too garish in contrast. But then again, I am still not good with colours, and I haven’t got any references for the colours. Maybe I would take care of the references and colours next time.