Cartoon face coloring

-By Serge Birault


Here's a small video process. A lot of people asked me for videos, so let's go ... It's just the way I work to paint a cartoon face. I only used the soft round brush, I changed the opacity of the brush very often. It's an A3 canevas, in 300 dpi.

Sorry for the crappy quality of the video but I didn't find the way to upload the videos in HD here, That's why I put the links on facebook. Choose "HD" option on the player ...

By the way, I uploaded all the videos on Vimeo here : https://vimeo.com/user18232359


Step 1 : Sketching



HR in facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3049978704087&set=vb.1701836375&type=2&theater

Quick sketch in two steps on two different layers.





Step 2 : Lights


HR in facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3050114507482&set=vb.1701836375&type=2&theater


I choosed the background color and the light first. The sketch is on a "multiply" layer. I only use the soft round brush here ...





Step 3 : Cleaning

HR in facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3050221030145&set=vb.1701836375&type=2&theater

I use to do very precise picture because a lot of my works have to be printed in very big size.




Step 4 : Skin texture



HR in facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3050997289551&set=vb.1701836375&type=2&theater

I use the "dry brush" (a standard brush in PS) for the skin texture ...