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.
- 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 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: