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Let's Color a Goblin with Procreate! Complete Color Process
Follow along to learn a simple, but effective workflow from a pro colorist! Think Bob Ross...ish, with less hair.
Created by Kurt Michael Russell, offered on Udemy
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Hi! In this course, we'll be coloring a goblin! (The time-lapse in the promo video was created from the lessons of this course!)
We'll go through coloring the entire illustration, step-by-step, from start to finish. I'll explain each part of the process throughout. I was inspired to create this course after someone paid me a wonderful compliment...
"It reminds me of watching Bob Ross!"
I think that's a reach, but I'll take it! :) I'll be showing you how I use Procreate to create rich colors all on one illustration! Procreate is a very powerful digital art application. I even use it in my professional work for comic book publishers like Image Comics and Top Cow.
We'll cover flat colors, shadows, direct light sources, indirect lights, change the colors of the lines, and even add some special effects all on one illustration!
I'll also include:
A selection of Procreate brushes used in the course.
My final layered file of the finished piece, so you can see how it all comes together!
A version with only flat colors, so you can practice your lighting and shadows.
An inked version to start with the flat colors.
A sketch version if you want to ink it yourself.
Although I do explain what I'm doing throughout, this course assumes that you understand the most basic Procreate functions like where the brush and eraser tools are.
This is not a "how to draw" course. The course will start with the ink drawing of the character. This course is focused on coloring this particular illustration. The lessons learned can be applied to almost any kind of art.
This course uses the Procreate app for iPad. These principles can be applied to digital art apps that have layers, blending modes, and masks like Photoshop, Clip Studio Pro, ArtStudio Pro, Krita, etc, but only Procreate is used in this course.
What you will learn
- Students will learn a simple-to-follow digital coloring workflow.
- Students will learn techniques for creating lights and shadows.
- Students will learn how to create polished digital colors for line art.
- Students need to understand the basic use of Procreate (layers, brushes, etc) prior to enrolling. This is NOT a beginner's course on Procreate. I would recommend my course, The Beginner's Guide to Digital Art with Procreate, for those that are new to Procreate.
- Procreate, an iPad, and an Apple Pencil or stylus are recommended for this course. The concepts can be applied to other art apps, but only Procreate will be used in the course.