Fairy Dust Nebula frame by frame.
This one is for you A.J. You asked me how do I do it, so here’s how I do it.
1. Start with a black background (drag the black color from your color palet to your paper).
2. Create a shape with the watercolor tool (color white).
3. Choose a color you like and change the white color (also with the watercolor tool).
* You have to start with white, because no other color will be visible on a black background if you use the watercolor tool.
4. Blur and shape it with Pencil and you will get something like IMAGE 1.
* in this case I also used the fountain pen tool to add some white lines.
5. To get stars to glow, place some dots with the fountain pen tool (in this case I used the color white), then in ZOOM mode make a really fast blur with your finger (It’s more like a touch swipe). Fast enough to keep the shape of the dot, but the area around the dot will get a glow.
* In IMAGE 2 you see two dots placed with the fountain pen tool, the right dot has been given a glow.
* If you blur to slow, the dot will turn into a little blurred stripe (can also be fun if doing falling stars), and if you blur without using the ZOOM tool it will blur to much.
6. By this time you will have something like IMAGE 3 and it’s time to add some more stars. For normal stars (no glow) I always use the soft lead pencil tool, and I use different colors. Also use darker colors that are almost not visible but you can see them in ZOOM mode.
* In the last image (IMAGE 6), you can see the color palet I mostly use for stars.
* Sometimes I darken stars with the watercolor tool (color black), but only on places where the background is black. I also place some larger stars. In ZOOM mode use the soft lead pencil tool and wiggle around to create a slightly larger dot.
7. When creating a planet that has a size like in this drawing, use the fountain pen tool to place the largest dot possible (in this case I used the color white).
8. Now in ZOOM mode, use the soft lead pencil tool and let your fantasy choose the colors to fill the dot. Use the soft lead pencil tool very gently (one move at the time).
* If you make multiple moves without lifting your Pencil from the screen, the line will get harder. That’s why I always make one move at the time, to get softer lines.
9. Now that you are filing the dot, you are probably thinking.. "How do I keep it round ? because the soft lead pencil goes over the edges". What you can do is, use the watercolor tool to color the edges. The watercolor tool will have no effect on a black background (except when using the color white).
10. To give your planet a nice shading, first choose the location of your light source. You can use both the watercolor tool or the soft lead pencil tool to make the shading.
11. The second planet (or in this case a moon), is basically created the same way as the first one. But in this case I placed a smaller black dot, and made some small edits with the soft lead pencil tool. Now you will have something like IMAGE 4 and IMAGE 5.
12. If you think it’s done, then it’s done. Most of the finishing touches are probably the stars. Maybe add some more, or even remove or darken some. But of course you can also change the nebula shape any time during this process.
That’s it !
🔗 Fairy Dust Nebula