A while back I said I was going to do a whole children's book portfolio in a new digital pencil style. Wellllll, it takes me a while to get around to things sometimes, but I do, eventually.
Here is a new test piece, where I've partially copied an old piece that was done with black colored pencil. (I do have an old test piece I started in color a long time ago, which you can see here. Yes, I've had this idea in the works for a while!)
This first piece is the original in colored pencil.
And this is digital.
I'm working in layers. Here's how it looks with one of the layers 'turned off'.
I'm playing will ALL of the controls for brush and texture size, opacity, flow, 'jitter', some stuff I don't even understand - whatever there is in the control panels. I'm using Photoshop, a Wacom tablet and stylus, and am using the stylus just like I would a colored pencil, building up the values slowly.
I think I feel confident enough now to start a whole NEW piece, and try this idea out and see how I do.