With Shingeki No Kyojin or Attack on Titan Season 4 releasing globally on 9 January 2022, this week’s article will feature Attack On Titan Artwork – Eren Yeager Fanart. This work was commissioned in commemoration with this historical premiere.
Table of Contents:
- Materials Needed for Attack on Titan Artwork
- Time Lapse of Process Video
- Brushes Used
- Procreate Effects Used
- Tips to Take Note Of
- Secondary Time Lapse Video
Materials/Softwares Needed for Attack on Titan Artwork:
- Ipad with Procreate
To start off, we first choose a reference image as our base layer. In this case, we chose a scene taken from Attack On Titan Anime Season 4 – the scene in the restaurant where Eren cut his hand to threaten his pursuers, prior to his transformation.
Here’s a quick time lapse of the process video:
Should you use a base layer as reference, we can easily skip the manual step of having to design your own character from scratch. In this artwork, we trace out the rough sketch of Eren, from the rough outline to his facial features and hair.
The following are the brushes and effects used throughout the whole Attack on Titan Artwork.
- Hard airbrush (Main brush used for line drawing, and for majority of the colouring and shadowing)
- Soft airbrush with about ½ the opacity for highlights
- Technical pen for lashes and hair
Procreate Effects used:
- Multiply – Gives the shadow effect (according to the colour chosen), this is very useful in allowing us to get the right tone for the shadow.
- Colour Dodge – Helps to create the highlights (without “burn/luminous” effect)
- Add – Creates lighting/highlights (with “burn/luminous” effect)
- Subtract – Creates a dark/shadow effect (irregardless of the base colour)
After finishing the rough outline of Eren, we proceed with adding colours and bringing our character to life. In general, you may refer to the layers above (and below image) to check out the colours and effects used. Do take note that ‘Layer 1’ refers to the first layer, and we go along the effects from the bottom up.
Generally, the following are some tips to take note of while using the images above (Attack on Titan Artwork) as reference image:
- The layers with the arrow on the left (attached to the previous layer) indicates that a clipping mask is used. The purpose of using a clipping mask is to ensure that the colours (shadows/highlights) stay within the base layer, and not outside of the designated area.
- Layers that are above/higher will overlap the layers below it. (For instance, the layers for Eren’s hands are above the layers of his face and his hoodie)
- The Background colour is black, alongside an “add” effect (in procreate) on the top right corner, followed by blending it with your digital pen. The same technique (and layer) is applied for signature.
Here’s another look of the video from a different perspective:
Here’s the end result:
Ultimately, the Attack on Titan Artwork (featuring Eren) is relatively easy to complete if you have a prior base image. As long as you take note of the tips above, the layers will come naturally to you. With the last season of AOT premiering weekly, it is also our hopes that we can retain our own perception of this masterpiece through our own variation of Attack on Titan Artwork, to keep this amazing series in our memories forever; as well as showcase his (Eren) true nature in our works of art.