one to three tops, unless im also using different blending mode layers for glow effects, gradient maps etc
usually just one for the background, mid ground and foreground.
one for foreground, one for background
any more than that for the initial hour or two and it usually means you're bogging yourself down on details instead of focusing on the bigger picture/major forms
layers can come later
Rough layer for the foreground
Rough layer for the background
Ink layer for the foreground
Ink layer for the background
Flat color layer
Second color effect layer
Base layer for shadows
Second layer for deeper shadows
Layer for highlights
Layer for backlights
Layer for experimental effects (perspiration puffs, sweat, motion lines)
I almost exclusively draw porn. No I will not show my work.
Bottom layer for the thumbnail, followed by however many sketch layers until I'm satisfied.
Then one layer for all figures and anything on the same plane as them - chairs or horses, whatever - and a never-ending stream of new layers clipped onto that layer and merged down after about 30 minutes as long as I'm satisfied with what I painted there. It lets me easily remove changes that aren't working.
One layer for the background, and any foreground that overlaps a figure gets it's own layer - if not I just paint it on the background layer.
Sometimes I abandon that and just do one the whole time when I really hate myself.
2. I like to think of it as a wet layer and a dry layer. I paint on the top "wet" layer, merge the contents down to let them "dry," then paint more on the wet layer again. I'll play with the layer functions on the wet layer when I need to, but I do not touch the dry layer.
I didn't say I was incredible, or that my technique was foolproof. I laid out my layering technique and said I wouldn't post my work. Next time think before your fat, booger-encrusted fingers post. Retards like you are responsible for the failed state of this sorry excuse of an art board.
Start with a sketch layer, if the sketch isn't too messy I keep it, if not I'll make another cleaner layer.
Make another layer, put in some rough colors in roughly the right area.
Merge the layers and paint the rest as one layer.
I should probably use more layers, especially for backgrounds, but I'm lazy and stupid so the workflow of a single layer is easier for me to manage.
ends up around 300 everytim merging as i go along. Using no layers is a hilarious meme meant to keep u down. it's fuckin digital ""painting""" it aint even real lmao. Use layers, use all the advantages the medium affords you because the tradeoff is so high.
Advantage of using less layers is that you can easily select and transform part of the picture. Or don't die while trying to find layer with that fucking accidental dot you need to erase.
if you're not using at least a couple of dozen layers organised neatly into groups then you're doing it wrong. also if you don't use layer masks instead of the eraser tool then you're not going to make it.
normally about 80-ish
for studies i sometimes go up to 2000+ layers
if you guys ever tried indirect realist oil painting you know the autism required to paint thin washes on everything
About 120 layers, I am not so good at organizing the layers so I just make a new one to paint if I feel lost
just draw a lot I guess and be patient, ofc it will take time to get used to but you will get there.
yeh, I should learn how to organizing the layers xD, it get really messy at later
Easily a couple dozen
These are problems only for some software, in krita for example you can use transform tool on several layers at once, and you can jump to the layer with the dot on it by pointing your cursor over the dot
inb4 t. krita shill
>Advantage of using less layers is that you can easily select and transform part of the picture. Or don't die while trying to find layer with that fucking accidental dot you need to erase.
what are layer groups, what is auto-select? Maybe you should take advantage of your software instead of going out of your way to gimp yourself? then you would know these basic features exist.
The meme of use less layers is about committing to changes, this is a bad noob habit Yes, but some people have misconstrued this as layers are cheating/layers will hinder your improvement. There is no better time to learn all the features when you're starting out, so telling someone not to use X is bad advice. There is no real cost associated with failure in digital art, so experiment ffs.
ONE for still drawings. If I make another above, it'll just be to adjust the opacity of some colors, but I always merge them.
3 max for animations : one for the lineart, one for the colors. A third one when there's a background involved...
>start drawing one 1 layer
>add one when drawing something new
>merge layers when i'm happy with what i've drawn
>continue process until i feel it's needed to start seperate the layers into groups
>do same process inside layer groups
>AS MANY AS I NEED
I hope you know it's around 3 AM where I live and I laughed out loud at that and it ended up waking up the dog and the dog started barking uncontrollably and woke people up.
I usually don't laugh out loud at things anon thanks for that.
I just don't like jumping between layers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Like paint, paint, "oh wait, if want to change this detail", finding right layer, change it, select previous layer again. I like to keep it simple unless it will be hard to manage.
I use as many layers as I'm comfortable with >>3133596 and I don't see advantage of using x10 more.
>inb4 b-but what if you'll need to change color for some thing?
I'll use the advantage of layers with blending modes and filter layers. But for personal pieces I rarely do what, I just play with color while painting this thing.
One layer for line art/inking (I go into this directly I don't sketch), one for colouring. Maybe a third when I'm not sure whether to add a certain element to a drawing so if it doesn't work out I can just delete it instantly without messing around with erasing.
Depends on complexity. Usually 1-2 if I'm doing sketch work (or 0 when I need to get used to the tablet again).
More complex projects are usually 3 or more to begin with before being reduced considerably.
Motion comic animation has trained me to layer ridiculously and make sure nothing is every really erased. Better to make a duplicate to erase than have to redraw a section because it's missing.
Here's the layers I used for the last image I made
>girl1 hair color
>girl1 skin color
>girl2 hair color
>girl2 skin color
>initial rough sketch