Some people asked me how I'm doing those illustrations, which looks like from manga. So...^___^ it will be easy, so I hope that you will understand my bad English and find this tutorial useful
1) Making a sketch
It's the same like in other kinds of drawings, so I won't write how I did it.
I chose Jaejoong for this little tutorial ^__^ As always, my sketch is quite rough, so don't except anything special :P
In manga style the most important thing is to make good lineart. I made it with markers (100% pressure 98% softness 40% wetness).
It starting to look like a real manga style drawing. But what we need the most? Yes - halftones.
I'm using halftones as stencils. I have so many of it, so I use another place for it (not typical for stencils). As you can see, you can choose destination of stencils folder by clicking "Load a stencil from a disk".
After choosing this option, you can explore all folders to look for useful files. The tip - you can use almost all formats, not only png - just choose all types of formats, and you will see ale bitmaps on your disc
Now, after making a new layer, you can add first halftone. As you can see - I'm using halftones as some kind of filters, which would help me make any texture. Besides of that, I'm colouring in a normal way - using oils.
And how did I do this lighter part of hair? Well, I made halftone on all his head, and after this I made gradient on the top of his head using white colour (on another layer - yeah, in this kind of drawing I'm using a lot layers). When I finished it, I used rubber to delete some unnecessary parts or make some dark tones.
Now I'm making some darker place on his hair - remember - for other types of tones use different halftones.
Use iot only in places, where should be shown some dark hair.
I used the same halftone for glasses and mouth, as for darker places on hair.
Now - use some light halftone for a skin - as you can see, I don't use any tricks, just colour everything trough stencils
Now adding some cosmetics changes like darker places or gradient on his hand. Look how many layers I have got - it's because I never know how the picture will come out after using stencil, so want to have a choice to delete some parts of drawing without ruining the rest of it.
The last part - add background (as halftone stencil of course ;P), some touch-ups (white oils for lighten places etc.), and the drawing is ready:
The drawing was made only for this tutorial, but I'll submit it tomorrow because I like the effect on it ;P