This was a quick study I did with watercolor brushes in photoshop for Illo Friday. I kind of wanted an acyrilic + watercolor look for this piece. And I'm trying to make it look as less digital as possible.
- I started out with scanning my sketch in, and changing the hue of the pencil.
- I then googled Photoshop Watercolor brushes and uploaded some that I thought looked fun. I went through several to see the results. This blue streak is just a brush stroke already created.
- I added a few more here and there, changing the opacity of some to create a "watercolor" look. (Try and think of real media when trying to get the same results on a computer)
- This one had a Watercolor texture already added into it which made it feel more "real"
- Then, I goodled "nagel series watercolor brushes" and downloaded those to paint the fishes.
- If you want to make it even less digital, google some "water color papers" and click "images" and see what you can find.
Pick one you like, and drag and drop it onto your picture. Make sure it's the top layer, then change it to "Overlay" or "Soft Light" and change the opacity down to make just enough texture show, but not letting it overcome your image.