Further to Friday's session (see Messing About in Painter), I have been trying out some more different techniques for adding colour to my black and white sketches.
On Friday's images, I was painting a digital watercolour layer beneath the drawing, using Corel Painter, but on this image I have used Photoshop instead, to tint the actual line work.
Once again, this is a sketch of a cottage in the village of Edensor. This is what the original sketch looked like.
I did this by converting the actual sketch layer to 'hard light' then creating a layer beneath the sketch and colouring it with various flat colours.
For the next drawing, I attempted to combine this technique with using the Painter watercolours. The first image below is the original, the middle is a line tint in Photoshop, done as above, the third is after I have painted some colour into the image in Painter.
They are still a little crude, but are only intended to be considered as coloured sketches, not as paintings. This is something I've never tried before, so I am still very unsure about it's validity, but it does seem to add punch to the sketches.
Let me know which techniques you like best!