Color+Overlay Layer Tutorial!

Finished up another video today. Trying to address more questions! I know the previous grayscale – color video was crap quality so I made another. Hopefully this one will show things a bit clearer and will be slightly easier to understand. Please forgive me for the puppy kitty noises :(. Its hard to avoid so much distraction sometimes haha.

I’ve got a lot of stuff I wanna cover in my next post but I’ve already spent a lot of time putting this together today so its gonna have to wait!

Hope you guys get something outta the video! And feel free to leave me questions or suggestions for my next video :).

Click here and watch the video in HD to catch the details 🙂


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14 thoughts on “Color+Overlay Layer Tutorial!

  1. Thanks for posting this!
    I usually work directly color in color -and it’s only been lately that I’ve begun experimenting with monochromatic pieces with color overlays.
    I’ve been interested in learning more about how others approach their art like this. Working monochromatic first is a refreshing change and allows me to focus more on form and value than color.

  2. ok value is kicking my ass, i think this is where im suppose to axe my questions.

    question: ok so when u paint in value do you keep in mind what color its going to be and try to stay in that value range.. or does any color work if u lay it down, if the values are correct?

    I suck at starting with color too 🙂

    • Thanks! I don’t really keep in mind what color the character will be as I like to just be surprised by what works/what doesnt. I sometimes will do a very basic sketch to lay down some colors but thats mainly for client work… And I’d say it sort of hinders me to work that way. Its just more fun to do everything without planning(to a point anyways). I’ll try and go more into depth in my next video!

  3. Reid Carlisle on said:

    Wow that video kinda answered all the questions i had before on how you do your work. Thanks for posting it. Top quality nice job!

  4. Tell the truth…your kitty does the actual paints, you just deposit the checks. 🙂

    Thanks for another great video. Really learning alot from this technique, as one of my main and constant challenges is maintaining value range in my color work. This helps so much.

  5. MrChow on said:

    Hey David nice videos, this stuff is priceless for color newbies like me. I made a more or less quick painting inspired by your vid, pls take a look at it and tell me what you think. thanks!

  6. MrChow on said:

    I will! thanks a lot for the advice and keep on making those cool videos.

  7. classy on said:

    i woudln’t mind seeing u do some enviornments 🙂

  8. thanks for sharing dave, can you recommend a reading material for achieving good tonal values.

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