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I think this is the right forum for this. It's been a while since I posted, but I use Paint.NET a freakin-LOT! So I thought I'd post an art here. Feel free to add your own to this thread.

This was a pencil sketch that I scanned into my computer. I made the background and colored it using Paint.NET. I do it the lazy way. I separate the different color sections (hair, skin, clothes, flower parts) into their own layers, create a new layer, fill it with whatever color I want that part to be and then mess with the Blending Mode, hue/saturation, and brightness/contrast until I have what I like.


To get her tattoos to have that rainbow effect, I made a layer and filled it with different colors. Then I magic wanded the body and deleted the rest. The blue/purple skin was on a different layer, so all I did was erase the parts where the tattoo was, and the rainbow peeked through where I erased. Similar technique for the wings.

Pencil sketches tend to be pretty light, so to get that inky look, I start out by duplicating the sketch, and using the Multiply blending mode on the top layer. It works a lot better than messing with brightness/contrast.

A nice, simple way to add texture to the color is to make a layer and use the cloud effect with two similar colors before messing with the blending mode. I did that for the flower petals and the pollen thingy.

I really like Overlay, Additive, and Multiply for this technique, but it depends on what you're going for. The first time I used this technique, the results were a little crude, but with practice, I ended up with this. I really like it.


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Yep yep, I know rule 15 is new, so I'm sorry if you haven't re-checked The Rules yet. Please understand that this thread is being closed without malice.

The Pictorium is the place for created works and their explanations. It keeps everything nice and organized, plus keeps all the fancy stuff in one place for other users to gawk at and comment on. Please re-post this there.

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p.s. @Bob. "Rulz" = :lol:

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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