Few people once asked me how did I draw Ariel and others.
So, hereís my way of starting things with Photoshop
. Please, let me know if you donít understand the steps1.)
First, I did a rough sketch (I know, itís kinda weird when you look at the first
) and deciding the poses that you want to draw like I choosing the right arm position as you can see. Then I add some layers in Photoshop to add more features on the rough sketch (2nd picture) because I like it to be more details.*
Tip: Find some references
for the features like looking at the pictures of Ariel from the original movie or watch the movie itself.2.)
When Iím done and satisfied with the result (thereís some few mistakes but thanks to Photoshop tricks, it can be fix
), now Iím going to start to draw the Outlines. But first add one Layer on top of it and use Paint Bucket Tool to make it white, make sure that the opacity is in 50% from the layer so you can able to see through the sketch.3.)
Now start the Outlines (in black color and Round Hard Brush size 3). Some people only use one layer for the outlines. For me, I like to use many different layers of the outlines (example: one layer titled ďHair OutlineĒ) so I donít have to make some mistakes (also use some Photoshop tricks for this, which later be explaining). You will notice that I went ahead with her lips outline because I want to see the right color for her.4.)
Now hereís the trick that I mentioned. You will notice that I pull down the head/face a bit that almost touches her shoulder. Itís because I selected some of the layers that are connected (Hair, Face and Mouth Outlines) and use Move Tool (V) to lower it down a bit.
When done with the outlines, then I can start color the outlines*. Thanks to one trick that I learned from deviantART ([link]
), I can select one of the layers and click Lock transparent pixel
from the layer window. For this, I can color the outlines with no problems or mistakes
Now to choose and color the work
. I added one layer for testing the colors as you can see (Step 5)*. Once Iím satisfied with the specific colors, now I add one layer titled ďColorsĒ behind all of the outline layers and start coloring. 6.)
When done with the colors and of course satisfied with the results, now I can start erase unnecessary part of outlines like the hair outline for example. Now I can have fun with rest of it with backgrounds and other things.
The light beam brushes are found in Obsidian Dawn site and the bubble brushes is from this ([link]
Well, I really hope this helps. Thank you ArielⒸDisney