The last part of the ctrl+paint's Digital Painting 101 does a short introduction on manual canvas color blending.

The process

Task:

  • create a transition between color A and B

Process:

  • create a temporary/work layer
  • sample color A
  • draw lightly with the hard brush in the middle
  • sample color B
  • draw lightly with the hard brush in the middle
  • sample from the middle
  • draw with the hard brush
  • you repeatedly sample from A or B to adjust the middle color

The assignment

Using the above process fill the boxes with the colors.

  • on desktop, the easiest to replicate the process was using Clip Studio Paint as I was able to use the button on the stylus to pick the color from the canvas
  • on the iPad, the biggest problem I had with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
    • could not open the template image so I had to paste it into a new document and then resize it manually
    • picking colors was slow, as you have to press and hold
    • it is also a pain that you can't define your own brushes
  • using Craft Pro was relatively better, even without an eraser or layers
  • Procreate, Infinite Painter and ArtStudio Pro were all ok, though in ArtStudio I had to set the finger function to Eyedropper to get things faster and I would have liked to have that set to brush size/opacity

template from ctrl+paint
template from ctrl+paint
Clip Studio Paint (Desktop)
Clip Studio Paint (Desktop)
Krita (Desktop)
Krita (Desktop)
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (Desktop)
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (Desktop)
Procreate (iPad)
Procreate (iPad)
Artstudio Pro (iPad)
Artstudio Pro (iPad)
Infinite Painter (iPad)
Infinite Painter (iPad)
Craft Pro (iPad)
Craft Pro (iPad)
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (iPad)
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (iPad)