Hey everyone. Just a simple color blending tut. This is a common problem I see with smudge tool and overblending, so I thought I'd put in my two cents I hope it's at least helpful to someone, I'm not sure if I explained it that well. And sorry if my handwriting is too messy XD
If you have any questions, just ask me! Made with Paint Tool Sai
Oh well that's sort of an entirely different tutorial to be honest, haha.
This method of blending works for any object, I use it in all my work. It's more the way you use your colors and shading/highlighting that determines the volume and shape of an object. I guess if you're having trouble getting sharp areas when you blend, you may be overblending and making things look too flat, which circles back to shading/highlighting to create volume.
A really good tutorial I can recommend to you on color, blending, shadows/highlights, etc is this one: fav.me/d31xj5t
It really helped me understand these concepts and may help you too! <3
am working with sketch book pro 6 .. is this way work on it cause when i do so .. when start blending the color it likes i use eraser to erase side colors .. i think copycat is different there or am doing it wrong
Lol this is helpful thanks! When ever I used my blur or water color brush I always never liked how it blended (and the color blender brush doesn't help as much either lol ) but this makes sense in a lot of ways.
I checked out your page and you seem to do much better with smudge than most. I don't think smudge is bad if used in moderation or in early stages. but like my tut tries to explain, the best method I've seen used to achieve realism is using lower opacity brushes to blend transitions. trust me, I know it's hard to stay away from smudge, but once you get the hang of this method it's actually quite fun! I hardly ever need smudge now.