I like to do fashion sketches the folds in the fabric the many styles of clothing always provide an interesting challenge. This image from The Sartorialist proved to be a lot of fun.
Late night I like to sketch on paper it feels good to use traditional media at the end of the day. Most of the time I do a couple of quick sketches and never try to focus too much on background etc. It’s me trying to work on building layers upon layers of color based on the light situation.
If I find a sketch in particular that works I might like in this case scan it and clean the lines for coloring in Photoshop.
Before getting to the coloring I have learned try and map out the light and dark spots this makes all the difference for final rendering.
After I know where my highlights and shadows are, I hide it and drop base colors for all the parts.
This is my favorite part. I have a set base of folders that have my light values and another set of folders with my base colors. At this point it’s a lot of blending and adjusting of layers to get the final image.