I wasn’t sure about this one, because it’s a little weird to have livestock in a world of anthropomorphic animals. But I couldn’t resist illustrating this idea. The babushka doesn’t seem too surprised that her plan has failed.
I tried a couple experiments with this one. Like the experiment with this comic, I ultimately decided not to use any of the attempted methods in the final comic. But here are some thoughts.
- duplicated the flats layer
- adjusted the hue, brightness, and saturation of the underlying copy of the layer. The result was a lighter, more yellow version of the flats.
- used the lasso tool to cut “holes” in the overlying copy of the layer. This allowed highlights to emerge.
- used the smudge tool to soften some of the edges of the highlight cuts.
I think there is potential in this method. But next, I’m going to try the more traditional approach to using “cuts” in comic coloring. If I like how that comes out, I’ll post that next!