Wednesday, October 29, 2008
30 Days of Cryptids Day 13: The Unicorn
Who doesn't love mythical horses with horns jutting out of their skulls? No one I know!
Here's how I made my magical-horned horse.
How to make your own Fancy-pants Unicorn
Make a rough sketch.
Make a final sketch.
Using the hue/saturation tool, set Cyan and Blue levels to 100%. This will make the blue lines disappear. Then set to grayscale. Set contrast to 25& and fiddle with curves levels until all the weird grainy dots vanish. Then set back to RGB.
Color on different layers using the pencil tool and the paint tool set to 32 tolerance.
I grouped all of the unicorn layers together (color, two shadow layers and highlights). I also used the dodge/burn tool for the unicorn's skin and horns.
I used the paintbrush tool to apply a final shade of blue to the trees in the background and an extra shade of brown to the cliff side. Voila! Instant unicorn.