View Full Version : How can u blend like this ?
02-18-2004, 09:12 AM
does any one know how u can blend colors in painter in this way ?
this art was done by a great Manga Artist called Kim ... he uses painter ... what i want to know is how can u blend in this semisharp way like this ... looks like gouach ... which brush u use ... anybody have any idea ?
What are the best Brushes for blending in general in Painter ?
02-18-2004, 04:11 PM
Use the water tool on just add water,smudge,or smear set with a low brush opacity such as 13 percent. I found that out the hard way.
02-18-2004, 05:15 PM
thnx for reply .... so ... i put the colors as a regular anime style coloring ( With sharp edges ) then start to blend using simple water brush ?
do u use any special brush or just the simple water ? .. or the Pure water ?
thnx for the info
02-18-2004, 08:56 PM
yes shade it with the animated cell style. Then use the water/liquid tool. You can even to that Photoshop (smudge tool in photoshop). Use lower opacities to blend the colors in painter.
02-19-2004, 02:27 AM
You can paint like that in many ways. I've noticed quite a bit of "how do I paint like" type questions lately, and it appears most people are confusing painting skills with tools used. Hyun-Tae could GIVE you his brushes and you probably still wouldn't be able to paint like him. Instead of asking "what brushes," you should be analyzing and studying the WAY he paints--how the brush strokes are laid down, what is the structure of his values system (yes, he's got a very obvious system he uses), and how he depicts gradation without painting completely smooth. Even his colors have a look that's uniquely his.
The key to painting like that is to make sure you have a brush that can blend as well as lay down color. Or, you have a blending brush that has some sort of an edge too it. For example, if you take the default Basic Round brush from the Tinting category, change the Resaturation to zero, then set the size expression to none in the Brush Designer, you'd have a pretty good brush that can mimic the style. There are many other brushes that can be tweaked to even closer characteristic to his brush work--you just gotta experiment.
BTW, Kim Hyun-Tae is not really a manga artist. "Manga" is the Japanese word for comics. Hyun-Tae is Korean, and he hasn't done any work in comic books as far as I know. He's primarily a video game artist.
02-19-2004, 10:03 AM
Wise words from Luna.
02-20-2004, 09:35 PM
well thnx for the clarification ... see i already spent much time with painter & still i'm finding difficulties to work with it ... i'm a Photoshop artist in origin .... i tried blending tools based upon Don Seegmiller's book .... & u can enter my web site ( http://Jarah.Deviantart.com ) & you'll find madonna portrait made by me in Painter .... i'm not that novice
but what made me open this thread is the way the colors are blended in the art of Kim Hyun-Tae ... i know the concept of his way ... cell color trapping as if u r coloring in the classic Anime style .... but how the colors are blended in a way semi dry giving u the impression of water color while it's not what make me ask u guys
i tried the way pushav recommended but still ... maybe i didn't grasp it right .... u said it it's with the brush settings which i'm not good at ..
anyway thnx for the help
02-21-2004, 04:13 PM
You can also turn down the resat. levels of your brush to zero and the bleed up to about 50. And clolr selection is a big part of achieving that effect.
02-21-2004, 09:15 PM
The best way to become good at using Painter's brush controls is to dig in and study them, experiment, and practice.
It takes time and there's no way around that, if you really want to become good at it.
It's fun, so don't be afraid to experiment. It'll pay off in the long run.
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