imnotgabrielle:

This is the first half of the painting process of Minako and Artemis’ illustration. I don’t know how it happened, but I didn’t realise ReLive had stopped recording halfway through .-. 

But I also didn’t want to delete the first hour and 20 minutes of work, half of the entire process, so I thought to share it anyway (after days of debating, and that’s why I’m sharing it only now). I apologise, I hate uploading unfinished things too!

In short, what I do after detailing her face is paint her uniform, the bike, the railing, finish the trees and general foliage. I generally keep it on the same layer, but for big changes I use a new one and then merge it later. I’m not the most organised person, so I don’t keep that many layers. If I mess something up, I just paint over it. Not very smart, I know.

Then I adjust the lights with a big soft brush, low opacity, highlighting here and there. I use the colour lookup tool and choose a warm filter (this on a new layer, low opacity, because I want it to be subtle). Then I add Artemis and shadows. As a final touch, I add flares and petals, and make a few details glow, especially on the trees and the railing.

Now I’m recording another painting and I’m checking if ReLive is working every five minutes!

If you want, you can find other (very finished) videos on my YouTube channel.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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