I am drawing using an wacom intuos tablet, a stylus, and Painter 15 software.
I like to start with a neutral color canvas, so that I can draw in darks and lights.
Here are screen shots while a drawing progressed on October 1, 2014.
I start with a new layer that I sketch the composition on with the fine point pen brush. I then created several layers, one with a darker blue and one above with the teal blue. I then used the eraser tool to scratch down between the layers. The color of the canvas is seen in the flowers.
The flowers were drawn with the fine point pen brush, adjusting the size and opacity.
I then drew over the background with the fine point pen brush using different layers, adjusting opacity.
Here is what my layer pallet looks like. I’m rather embarrassed that I don’t label my layers, which means if I want to find where a certain color is to change it, it involves hiding them one at a time until I find the layer that I need. Ideally, each layer would be neatly labeled. But since these sketches are all, for the most part, done in one sitting and very spontaneously, I can get away with my lack of self communication.