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06

Jan

Lots of fun lighting opportunities in Rocket Girl #3.  And so I played around with that technique I explained—the one where I have different hues on different layers and use layer masks to combine them.  What you’re seeing here:

Image 1: Color flats, compliments Chris Canibano (thanks, Chris!)

Images 2 and 3: I add a little pink and nose/lip highlights; then I copy the layer and create two hues.  The shaded one (Image 2) is filled with the shade color I usually use, a dark blue set to 45% opacity, Multiply.  Image 3 I played with Color Mixer to make it lighter and greenish.  I also use the dodge tool a little to lighten areas.

Image 4: Rendering—what it looks like when I put a layer mask on Image 3 to reveal parts of image 2 below it.

Image 5: Final version; helmet highlights added on another layer, set to “screen” (or “lighten”, can’t remember).

It’s more work and more layers than how I usually color, but sometimes you want to make something special!

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