Some Photoshop renderings...

Postby sparkplug » February 7th, 2005, 9:11 am

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Thanks for the advice Yo and everyone else who responded to my post below. :) Here are some renderings I've been working on. I basically use this technique: (bottom layer to top in that order)
Bottom layer: Background-white with a "marker wash" created using wacom tablet.

Color Layer: Use paths to create basic colors of objects. No shading here.

Shadow Layer: (set to Darken) I use a large airbrush with black ink set to about 15% opacity and build up the shadows.

Highlights Layer: (set to lighten) Same as above using white ink.

Scanned Sketch Layer: (Set to Multiply) Black prismacolor on vellum for that smooth look.

Top Highlight Layer: Here I put farkles and LED glows that really make the drawing pop.

I also create and save numerous paths that can be converted to selections quickly.

Here are some examples:





I have a few more non-photoshop sketches on my website if you are interested in taking a look at

What do you think? 8)

Postby yo » February 7th, 2005, 10:15 am

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Thanks for posting. Nice loose style. Very presentable.

also liked your site, very clean look.

Postby 73lotus » February 7th, 2005, 9:10 pm

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Excellent stuff! Keep up the good work

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