I know this is random question and you probably get so many comments you may not get to this one for awhile if at all, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I really want to be a comic book artist and would like to keep most of my art traditional with the exception of adding color in photoshop. My main problem is keeping my tones from looking grainy when I add color on top of them (I've been rendering with copics) I was wondering if you had any tips to smooth out my tones so they look softer. Or maybe I'm using to many shades. How many do you normal use for skin, fabric etc... I realize you're probably busy, but whenever you get the chance to respond, I'd really appreciate it
I'm not very savvy with PS techniques but if you're doing marker rendering you can't avoid the textures. However, I feel that's what markers unique. Just like the textures of a water colour piece is unique to itself.
So either don't render with markers or embrace the graininess.
I use however tones is necessary so it varies. On average, 3 on a particular area.