I am realizing now that blog posts are not just ways to post work, but also ways to make notes to myself when I want to go back and look up how I did something.
These are a series of thumbnails that I have been doing for Noah Bradley's class (i'm in week 6 of 12).
I found that since I am sketching and sketching and sketching, why not just use those as subjects for thumbnails rather than trying to come up with new thumbnail ideas each time, just paint the thumbnails of sketches that I have already completed.
So I basically have scanned a bunch of thumbnails from my notepad, then I do the following:
-bring the sketch into Photoshop (the scan)
-convert the layer to multiply
-block in color blocks "under" the multiply layer
-then paint on top
note: use a multiply layer to deepen shadows...but don't* use an overlay layer because it washes out the color.
That's it! Now I can use this as a reference for later on down the road. (Thumbnails posted below--note that the last two rows are effed up because I converted the layer to grey scale by mistake.):