I noticed that many people struggle with getting rid of the obvious linearts showing through their colors. So instead of endless hours of painting over them, painting can be done this way too.
In case you can’t read my ”marvelous” handwriting, the steps basically go like this:
1) On a dark, desaturated canvas lightly paint in with a pale color the shape or position of lights on what you’re painting.
2) Bring out a bit more the highlights. Don’t worry about being messy, just get the relations between shadows and lights right.
3) Very lightly brush over the underpainting with saturated colors. Again, don’t worry about it looking ugly. That’ll be fixed as you paint on.
4) Now here you blend colors a bit together (be careful to not go overboard with the blending or you’ll get a muddy blob of color)
5) & 6) & 7) Clean-up colors and ”build” your colors by adding subtle colors. Also make them match the feeling/look you’re going for.
8) Add details and do more clean-up.
9) Photoshop likes to made colors muddy when mixing them so you might want to fix them through Adjustments (Image>Adjustments).
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