okay, Seriously, I've found myself all @_@ over this image and this one: [link] for DAYS now. I've yanked my copics out from the boxes they've been in since i moved and i'm totally trying to figure this out!
I've got basic old PS v8, not even a CS really. I'm on a PC as well, and i'm not awesomely computer literate, i'm better then a decently computer friendly parent(age 50+) but i'm sure a 5 year old could run computer circles around me.
So I understand you use pencils to get the basic lines down... the pose, I get that you line it after that, but not horribly detailed b/c you do some of that with your copics, you then erase a great deal or more of the pencil itself, and in finishing PS or SAI.
I can even tell that in the colored skin tone version that you still use more or less you original Copic monochromatic shading.
What i don't get is HOW you go from the scanned Monochromatic to the skin flesh tones. Is it an overlay? or are you using a layer marked as Hue? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I really would love to figure this out, though if it's an AH! trademark you dont want to sure that's cool too, though i have to admit i really want to know and i hope to figure it out even without help :3
*wants to color pretty with copics t0o!!!! - sugar0o
THAT, I do not know. It's been over 15 years since I used an airbrush to color any art. I used to use Holbein colors; they're a Japanese company but almost any art store carries them. I have no idea of they still make good paint, though.