posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by TKDRL
Here's a close-up of my last finished "pastel" work in Photoshop.
Not ideal, but getting close.
There are a long list of tweaks that go beyond just texture, but simulate a specific type of media on textured surfaces. (And yes, I have nice scans
of several quality papers.)
Wetness, load, mix, flow, scatter/jitter, transfer, build-up, etc. all contribute to the final look when using a pressure sensitive tablet.
The hardest part (and I think I cracked it tonight) is soft media pick-up. For example, in real natural media, when you pass a white conte crayon over
a dark charcoal line, the soft crayon will mix with the charcoal dust for a bit. The same with one color soft pastel over another… there's
blending/pick-up that favors the color of the pastel stick in your hand.