Process: Er’mli Colors and Final


I opted to go with a more painterly approach when finalizing the look for this character. The process began by taking the pencil sketch and applying a flat color approach, using Photoshop’s lasso tool.

Ermli_flats

Ermli_colors

From there, I used a few custom Photoshop brushes to add in shading. Next, I applied a paper texture to give the robe a different material feel. I’ve used this technique plenty of times for illustrating background layouts, but this is the first time I’ve applied the same techniques towards character design.

Ermli_last

Ermli_boom

It was definitely an enjoyable experience, and I hope to create new character design pieces in this style soon.

-Krishna