I love the effect of the pen ink and photoshop. Do you have to do much manipulation in photoshop or do you scan and touch up? I do some illustration and I am about to do a course in photoshop and wonder how to get the paint effect as I love the depth it brings. Can you share any tips?
For this one, I scanned in the inked drawing, and used the regular Photoshop brush at probably 20%, then added a texture to the whole page. Another experiment is here:http://threemeninatub.blogspot.com/2007/05/watercolor-experiment.htmlI like to use one of the Photoshop default brushes called "charcoal large smear," which in PS8 is a couple below the leaf brush and star brush. It uses both the foreground and background color. I use it at various opacities, sometimes to good effect, sometimes not. I used it for these two:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hKotJaLktmE/S1nbpx40kEI/AAAAAAAADLM/R_gmogaytaI/s1600-h/Robbin_Hood_spread.jpghttp://picasaweb.google.com/TMTillustration/Threemen#5273013489068523202Can't beat real watercolor, but I like to try ways to simulate it. For more acrylic or oil effects, you can get some excellent results with ArtRage.I have no idea what I'm doing, but have fun experimenting. A good source to study are motion picture concept artists. I'm trying to remember one of my favorites... I'll post it if I can remember. I lose all my bookmarks every couple of years.
I remembered! It is Chris Mullins. Awesome conceptual artist.http://www.goodbrush.com/