Eye tutorial!!

1. Draw your sketch. This part is fairly easy.

2. Fill in your base colors.

3. Change your line art color. To do this, I selected "Alpha lock" on my sketch layer and colored.

4. Add a gradient and mix the colors. I used the wet watercolor brush to blend the colors.

5. Blur the edge of the eye. Again, for this I used the watercolor brush.

6. Add a few tiny colorful dots around the eye. I used the splatter and stipple pen for this.

7. Add highlights. To do this, make a new layer above your coloring layers and set the blending mode to add. I used the pencil brush (set at 50% opacity) and made a large bubble at the bottom of the eye, then make some tinier dots around the pupil. I also painted some skin around the eye.

Finished drawing but without stars-

My finished drawing-

7. Now, I'll add some shine to the hair. Make another layer above your previous clipped layer, this time set it to overlay. Using the fluffy watercolor brush again, add some light around the top of your head.

Also, you might have noticed I changed the color of the hair line art to blue! If you want to change the color of your line art just select "protect alpha" and change it to the color you want it to be.

6. Now, onto the hair! Make a layer above your hair base color layer, clip it and set it to multiply. Use the fluffy watercolor brush and add different hues to the hair. Since I'm painting dark hair, I used colors like purple, blue, and pink.

5. Make another clipped layer and set it to multiply again. Add shading using the pen tool. (note: since multiply makes all your color darker, for shading just use the same color you used for the skin, or another light color.)

4. Make another layer above your airbrush layer and clip it. Set it to multiply. I used the fluffy watercolor brush and basically did the same thing from the last layer: Add different hues to the face. I like to use this brush because it adds texture to your drawing.

Brush settings:

Opacity: 42%
Type: Bitmap Watercolor
Width: 40%
Min Width: 80%
Brush spacin 15
Rotate angle: 0
Rotate random: 100
Color mixing level: 0
Complement: 0

Similar brushes in other programs:
Autodesk Sketchbook: Bleeding Brush
Ibis Paint X: Round brush
Fire Alpac Fire alpaca and medibang are practically the same thing so...

3. Make a layer above the skin base color layer and clip it. I use the airbrush tool to add some shadows and color around the face. Add variety and apply different types of hues to the face! (note: remember, don't overdo it. A lot of beginners like to abuse the airbrush tool and their art ends up looking blurred and muddy. Just add subtle details!)

Airbrush settings:

Opacity: 7%
Type: Airbrush
Width: 40%
Min Width: 80%

2. I make two new layers below my line layer and fill in the base color for the skin and hair in each one.

How I paint skin+hair!

Just a lil warning, but I apologize if I don't explain it very well lol.

1. Make your sketch (quick tip: If you're like me and horrible at choosing colors that go well together, then I suggest pre-picking your color palette. I usually just use palette generators I find online). I used the pencil tool for this! I tend to lower the opacity and mess around with my brushes a lot so I'll list my brush settings for each brush I mention! (note: a lot of programs have brushes similar to what I'm using, so in case you don't have medibang this should still apply to most programs)

Pencil brush settings:

Opacity: 54%
Type: Pen
Width: 3
Min Width: 30%

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