How to draw warm illustrations using real watercolor

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I will explain how to draw a warm atmosphere using real watercolor.

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1. Rough

First I draw a rough. I used a round pen.
We will decide the rough composition here.
It is easy to keep the balance of the body when drawing smaller.
What kind of atmosphere do you want to draw?
The color is nice too, so it is easy to grasp the image when painted.
This is the end of the rough.

2. The sketch

I enter the sketch with a small size. Use a round pen.
Lower the rough layer opacity to about 20% and put in the pen.
The rough is light blue and the sketch is purple, but you can use your favorite color.
Keeping the face and body layers separate makes it easier to adjust later.
It is good to draw the line narrowly to enlarge it later.
The draft is now finished.

3. Line drawing

I will draw a line drawing by enlarging the sketch of a small size.
This time with a watercolor brush, not a hard brush such as a round pen
I used a pencil that looks a bit soft.

After the whole line drawing was finished I put a diagonal line in the shadow part.
I think it will be a warm impression than just the line.

The line drawing color was orange to yellowish brown.
It has a more natural atmosphere than black.
This is the end of the line drawing.

4. Layering

Separate layers for parts such as skin, hair and clothes.
After painting in a noticeable color, make it all white by color correction.
(The picture is painted in blue for the sake of clarity.)
This is the end of layering.

5. People paint

I paint mainly with a real watercolor circle brush.
Since I want to warm the atmosphere, I will continue to use warm colors such as red and orange.

I will do priming with a real watercolor circle brush.
Clip to the layer where parts are divided and paint.
I think that it is difficult to make unevenness when painting with a single brush with a large brush size.
This is the end of the priming.

Apply skin
I want to have a warm atmosphere so yellow to orange skin color.
The shades of the cheeks and elbows are bright and the shadows are dark.
Glade part is applied after painting with a brush.
Make sure that the saturation of the shadows is not too high to match the atmosphere of the illustration.
This is the end of skin painting.

I paint my eyes.
If the white eyes are too white, they will float, so paint with orange-white.
The shadow of the white eye is brown and clearly attached.
The upper eyelash is painted slightly brown.
The upper part is dark and the lower part is light.
(Yellow part of the pupil lower part uses rough watercolor)
The pupil should not be too dark or too dark, so it will not be too saturated.
Highlights are drawn on layers above the line drawing layer.
This is the end of the eye fill.

I paint my hair.
For tips on shadowing your hair, be aware of the direction in which the shadows become thinner.
I think that there are two types of shadows, one that gets thinner towards the top and one that gets thinner towards the bottom.
I will put a shadow by combining the two.
The back hair gets sharp and all shadows will be sharpened.
I tried to draw a flower pattern as a play because it was a little lonely.
This completes the hair application.

Paint the clothes.
I will draw a plaid first.
One line is drawn with a single stroke so that unevenness can not be done.
It is good to separate layers of vertical and horizontal lines.
The raised part of the clothes gives a three-dimensional effect if a little step is put.
It will be easier if you divide the layers into smaller areas.

After drawing an orange check, draw a thin brown line at intervals.
In that case, it looks like a check.
The amount of shadow was reduced to make the check pattern stand out.

The collar, skirt and ribbon are finished clean with grade + shadow.
The collar pattern is drawn with entry correction.
You can easily draw a pattern like a thorny leaf.
The clothes are finished.

6. Background paint

Clip it to the white layer as you would a person.
Here too we use the real watercolor circle brush mainly.
At first I paint the background in orangeish white.

Draw the background of the base.
Apply a dark purple. Draw a square slightly smaller than the canvas.
There is no problem even if it is a little distorted as it is scraped later.
I painted dark blue at the top and magenta near the bottom to spread out the colors. After painting, let's adjust with a watercolor brush.

The familiarity changes depending on how you move the brush and the location of the brush, so let's adjust it while thinking about it.

The image below is
When the brush is moved from left to right → from red to yellow
When the brush is moved from right to yellow to red while moving the brush left and right
It is a comparison of

When the color is painted, cut around.
The texture comes out by doing so.
Create a straight ruler and snap it off.
Check the ruler at an angle of 90 °.
Then you can easily make vertical and horizontal rulers.
I used a watercolor brush to erase it in a transparent color.
The base is now complete.


Draw a border like embroidery.
This also snaps to the ruler and draws.
After drawing a line, I erase it while spacing.
I changed the color from reddish brown to yellowish brown to make the colors match, and lowered the opacity a bit.
The border is now complete.

I draw a star.
After drawing in white, prepare with the eraser.
Draw some large and small stars and then increase the number of stars by layer duplication and inversion.
Because white was thin, I made it dark by layer duplication.

Apply color by clipping.
After painting roughly pink, yellow and light blue, let it brush with a brush.
After painting with a darker color, slightly lower the opacity.
This is the end of the big star.

Because the screen is lonely, I tried to scatter a small star with an airbrush.
The particle size was drawn at 0.01 and 0.2.
I think it was a sparkling impression.

Draw a race on the top left of the screen.
I drew it with the same pencil as a line drawing.
It is not very well-shaped, but I think it is effective to give warmth to the “not too beautiful” form.

This is completed!
↓ (The image below is a large size)

7. Summary

Finally, I tried to summarize the points of this making.

Line drawing
・ Use a soft brush.
・ Line drawing color is brown.
-Put a diagonal line in the shadow to warm up.

Person paint
-Apply clipping to the white layer divided into parts.
・ It is hard to make unevenness if you paint with a single brush for undercoating.
・ The skin and clothes should be painted with a fine grade + clear shadow.
• Be careful not to make the shade and shade too large for the shadow color.
・ The shadow of the hair considers the direction in which the shadow becomes thin.
-Check pattern is divided into layers.

Background paint
・ If you paint around with watercolors and scrape around, the texture will appear.
・ Be aware of the direction in which the brush moves when adjusting the color.
・ We give warmth in form not too beautiful.

This is the end of this making.
Thank you for reading so far!

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