My Digital Colouring Process

Happy New Year!!! It’s a bit late, but I’ve been busy working, so it’s all good. As soon as the new year came in, I was asked by a client to produce more portraits for their newsletters. Whilst producing them, I thought I would use one to show you a bit of the behind-the-scenes process of how I digitally colour, from pencils to final, I’ve annotated each stage with what I did. This design is my own and is separate to the portraits I was working on.

CL digi col process lr

At the colour preparation stage, I experimented with different colour schemes which is always fun.
CL process diff hairstyles
Oh, and if you’re wondering if this illustration is based on an actual person…yes it is and here she is:








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