(playful upbeat music) – [Josh] Hey everyone, what’s up? This is ergo.josh and welcome
to my YouTube channel. You already know that I’m
drawing Billie Eilish again. Guys, please help me. She’s forcing me to do this. But this drawing is about 90% complete, which is a good start
for using blending modes. This is a good technique
for using monochromatic and grayscale drawings but
I’m sure you’ve heard about using the color mode and
how it’s not really perfect and it can make things kind of dull. But I’m going to show
you a cool trick today to kind of combat that. You’re going to get a lot more inspiration for your own colors and
look like you actually know color theory. So, first, we’re gonna
work with a flat image and then group and merge any layers. Then, after that, we’re gonna go ahead and focus on the skin. Oh, and before I go any further, I had to record this twice and
I’m not going to redraw this. So I’m actually doing this as a voiceover. So pardon me if it looks
weird when my voice doesn’t really match up
with what you’re seeing. Now, we see that she’s
got a pretty nice, peachy kind of skin color here with
some reds in the corners and I’m gonna go ahead
and trust my original skin rendering here to guide me with how I’m going to add the colors later on. I’m also going to go ahead
and guess the first color and just use that. Now, first off, we wanna go ahead and make the brush very opaque
and start coloring there. I’m already noticing that this
looks super bland and dead. (upbeat music) It’s okay to color the mouth but make sure you avoid the eyes. (upbeat music) Now, we notice she pretty
much looks like a zombie. Let’s go ahead and alpha lock
the layer and then use the brush to play with that color. Don’t use the hue saturation
and brightness slider because that’s not nearly as effective. One thing to remember is that
you need to use a darker color than you see in the reference
because that’s just how the color blending mode works. Dark brown is looking really
good and warm and lifelike right now and let’s just use
it to add a good base value. Now if you wanna find the original color, just make the layer normal
again and then color pick it and fix the areas that you missed. Make sure to also add skin
under the hair at the top. Often, the hair leaves skin showing. So we really don’t wanna
forget that and have this weird white area in the
transition between the hair and the skin. Now, let’s go ahead and
alpha lock the color layer and wow, that is a pretty
big difference from the real thing, isn’t it? Let’s add some color to the
lips and stay in the same layer just to keep things easy and consistent. Now, the lips look like a
coral pink in the reference. So, let’s go ahead and pick a dark red. This is coming out
great, so let’s go ahead and fill the rest in. (upbeat techno music) now, we aren’t going for
replicating the exact reference. We’re just trying to make
it look real by adding a practical color to the
areas where the color changes. (upbeat electronic music) for the eyes, let’s remember
to make it a super light shade of red. (upbeat music) Let’s pick a similar color for the lips to use for the corner of the eyes so that they’re not super
hot pink, just a nice, soft, realistic one. The eyes are light blue, so
let’s also find a blue color to use for that. (upbeat techno music) Now we’re done and everything is looking super over-saturated. Let’s make a new layer above the skin and let’s use it for adding
variation to the skin tones. Staying above the skin
layer, let’s make it a linear burn mode and then, use a rich red color. She’s starting to actually
look pretty realistic now, don’t you agree? I can tell you, I can’t tell you actually why it looks better this way but, I’m trying to stay in the
center just to make it a little bit more interesting. (upbeat techno beat) Now, let’s make a new
layer and set that layer to color burn and then pick a
red color for lightly adding in some shadows. (soft upbeat music) We don’t need to be super perfect. We can fix some areas later on. So, don’t worry. (upbeat techno beat) Let’s set a new layer to overlay
and start making the things lighter that need to be lighter
and add some highlights, but not these super white
ones we’ve already done, just some subtle ones
and put them everywhere they need to be across the face. It helps blend the colors
that we’ve put down before as well. (upbeat music) I’m pretty happy with this so far. I think the only things I
need to fix are gonna be after we do the little color
grading trick later on. Next, let’s just go ahead
and attack the hair. First, let’s group these
layers so that we can stay organized and call it face. Now that we have a layer for the hair, I’m noticing that there’s
some purples and some tans and oranges and browns in the reference. So let’s go ahead and
make that layer color mode and start playing with it just
like we did with the face. (upbeat techno music) So, I’m back. I hope you like the hair. It’s not as exact as I would
like but I do enjoy the colors a lot especially with the shirt. The shirt is a lot more
closer to the reference than it used to be and it
has this cool glow to it. I think it’s because I used a linear light layer for that one. The background is pink because
of course, pink everything. This is ergo.josh. You’re not on any other channel (laughs). Now, for the secret sauce
that I told you about already before in another video, it’s the app called Ultralight. Let’s go ahead and export
this and save it as a png for the best experience in Ultralight. We will bring it to the
camera roll and then open up Ultralight. It’s a great free app. You can pick whatever you want
but I could be super picky and I take forever every
single time when I do this. So I will make a decision
eventually and check back with you guys soon. (upbeat techno beat) So, I finally picked
the filter that I want. I think I decided to go with
something called Film 11. I made a few changes to it. You can too. Have as much fun as you want. I liked it because it feels
nice and bright and warm and it made everything fade
out nicely on the edges. It also has a retro look
that I feel like Billie seems to have a lot in her
content whether it’s her own pictures or album covers. One thing I did notice
is that the eye lash are these weird enemy
eyelashes that show up in front of the hair and that’s
not looking good at all. So I’m gonna have to come
back and fix those things in Procreate, so let’s
go ahead and save this to the camera roll, get inside Procreate, and hide the reference. Now, let’s go ahead and import the photo and fix up the details. Let’s work on the
shadows, fix the eyelashes and some parts of the messy hair. And yeah, this is gonna take a while, so I’ll check back when I’m done. (upbeat techno beat) So, I’m done, guys. I hope you enjoyed it
and I hope, of course, that it helped you out a lot. Go out there and play
with these blending modes and let me know if you
have other fun new coloring techniques in the comments. Thanks for watching and I’ll
see you in the next one. Peace. (upbeat music)


  • Scarlett Leaves

    Sooo i‘ve been drawing a lot when I was younger but then I stopped. And now you inspire me to start again! Thank you 🙏🏼

  • Jennifer Aboufadle

    I was here. Pink because it's ergo.josh and you aren't anywhere else.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Gabe Williams

    Pretty sure adding red just makes it look better because ppl have blood in their face

  • KasumiKills

    Very nice Josh!

  • matvey draws

    ergo josh? coloring?

  • Santiago

    Is that a drawing tablet you are using?

  • Polly Kodonenko

    OMG HERE ARE RUSSIAN SUBTITLES!! Thank you so much! I can enjoy your drawing tutorial and understand all you talk😅😊 That’s really good.

  • ηïα

    this is so helpful thankyou so much!!

  • Julia Kunicka

    Thank you so much for this video

  • Estefania Murillo

    No entendi tu video :c quizas debo buscar personas que enseñen algo mas basico

  • Connor Lozier

    Anyone know how he gets his home screen layout like he does at 0:02 ?

  • OvaNox !

    Omg!!! Love Billie!! Thank you for drawing her

  • narcisscystic acne

    Looks like Billie ft. Shakira. Love it

  • Owli Sketches

    Awesome! I am excited to try Ultralight, seems fun!!

  • Natasia Yamite

    ok so i finished the ads youre lucky cause its from 88 rising's rich brian i'd totally finish the almost 3 minutes ads hahaha extra income your welcome ❤️ i also subscribed cause y nit diz ar great

  • PurpleStorm8

    Yea…."easy" my ass!

  • XxKawaiiCookies

    I just want to know how you draw/color/shade/ everything I just want your talent

  • BadVibesForever


  • Razzie Dazzie

    This is so helpful! Your very talented as well. Billie Eilish is lucky to have you draw her!

  • sowft pupper

    billie ellish+ergo josh? wow

  • The Power Source

    What the heck is that picture

  • Daigo XXX

    Nigga Eillish

  • Quetzal Quetzal

    Wow, amazing 💚💙💚💙 I love it 🥰 🙌🏻💫

  • Banan_boye

    The drawing looks much better than the actual image. Never thought that i would take an interest in billie. So im subscribing!

    I would also i would appreciate it if you could send me the picture. I would like to use it as my wallpaper.

  • Mal Benjamin

    I wish I could draw like you…😆😁😀😇😊😍😄😌

  • Iron Tiger

    I wish Procreate had gradient maps, but since it doesn't I have to use Affinity Photo if I want to color that way on the iPad (after getting hooked on it in Photoshop on PC).

  • Fay

    been here since u had 8k subs, now u have 109k damn u grew fast

  • Honnerb Revlis

    Billie Eilish Ahegao

  • MermaidSyno

    I think the reason why adding some red to the center of the face looks so good is because the skin in the center of the face is thinner than that of the outer parts of the face. Because of this, you will see more of the blood under the skin, and blood is red. It looks more real, warm, lively.

  • Elin Söderström

    Omg billie in purple hair💜😱😍

  • Mang Rydho

    You deserve more subscribers than this bro! 🔥

  • Fargo

    eye— if apple doesn’t start sponsoring you for this …

  • Joey Soriano

    I LOVE IT ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️♥️

  • Sura Alsanea

    Your voice makes me nauseous for some reason

  • Squishy Potato

    Belle Delphine: Unfunny Totally Not Pretty Dumb Artist With Talent

    Billie Eyelash: Cool and Hip and does Drugs Haha

  • Iris Ren

    Oh, I just cannoT.

  • hell block

    shes 17 homeboy.

  • ChuckandMax

    That was all so fast I couldn’t tell what you we’re doing, it looks great but I couldn’t follow along and I would love to be able to make my artwork on Procreate come out like that.

  • JanLox

    This video is satisfying cause of his voice is just so peaceful!

  • Azwan Faiz

    What app is that

  • No One

    I'm a simple introvert

    I see Billie, I click, like, subscribe, and turn on the notifications
    Edit: lol what a coincidence, the reference you used is my google background theme

  • Ado Ra

    reminds me of billie eilish oh lamao, btw what tablet do you use?

  • Jemiel Vlogs- Slimes For Fun

    Is this billie eilish?

  • Adolf Hitler ➊

    you sounds a lot like that burger king foot lettuce guy

  • Pai Phyo Naing

    I want to know that drawing tablet name.Help me.

  • Jayla Ocampo

    I love your videos and I don't even have an iPad 😂😂😂

  • 《•kireina•》

    Your voice is very calming ☺☺

  • Christine H

    The thumbnail looks like if she was drunk and got into a car accident.

  • Migui Cruz

    What drawing app are you using?

  • Janna Kareem

    Whats the app called

  • Glitter Pixie

    Inspiration gained from one vid!

  • Riah Donato

    It's an informative video but as a beginner, i kinda lost you in all those timelaspse 🙁

  • kikas666

    I feel like the realism and strong character that the face has doesn't go hand to hand with that blured hair, I feel like the hair could have been done (and I'm absolutely sure you could/can do it) in a totally better way that in the end would look alot more like a complete piece. Nun the less, that face gooooodddddddd its so gooooooooooddd

  • Boom Girl World TV

    I really have trouble with coloring and could really use a step by step from line art to coloring please 😔

  • ChowCreate

    This was pretty hard to follow 😅

  • Christa-San كريستا_سان

    It needs more views…

  • Z.Art

    I always found it easier to set the drawing layer to multiply and color on a layer underneath. That way you can just pick the direct color and dont have to use the mega dark ones

  • UnrealRX


  • Ingrid Hulthen Sagert

    i wish i was this talented

  • Aurorq

    Dude I just started watching and what the hell is that amazing Billie eilish

  • Jennifer write


  • MjauDuuude

    You have a fantastic voice, and I love your style

  • Cel

    Billie made you do this, ugh wow thanks Billie

  • Cedrix Fernandez

    I'm new to your channel and have subscribe already. Great content and nice art! Please do more tutorials as it helps us beginners in starting digital art. ❤

  • Artezika 🌙

    THANK YOU!!! Your art so PERFECT!!!

  • Joey M

    i don’t get it, from the beginning to the end…


    Awesome Voice

  • Nick Shrestha

    Okay Just started out drawing on an IPad was Just wondering how di you paint over the pink background + the details. I am confused if it was the top layer it would cover all of the details it was underneath the pink details of ex:- eyebrows should stay as they are pink but they've turned a darker shade of that colour in 2:32. is it a video I could get a link to how you get that right.

  • Hannah S

    There isn’t much explanation to this video. Just showing and I’m not exactly sure what’s going on tbh. I don’t know the tool or steps. Just the “why’” this looks good

  • Ahoy Robin

    This made me want to continue to keep doing digital, I’m more a traditional artist but I really want to do something like this

  • you know who it is ÙwÚ

    WOW GREAT VIDEO 👏 btw what dawing device do you use?

  • Alex Implex

    Damn, I love your style. First video I've seen from this channel, really great content. Subscribed and binge watching.

  • Blueskys 83

    Wait how did you make the layer for color to like not make it look like the pink. 😅 what did you change the color layer into?

  • Kate Gosteeva

    What tablet do you use?

  • soullesxx

    Will you draw Melanie Martinez once since she is now pretty popular because of her new album and is an inspiration to a lot of people

  • brandon dumas


  • toe eater

    fellas lets be honest……

  • finnegan wake

    Is that the 12.9 or 11 inch

  • Cielo Abueva

    Im so sorry to Billie for thinking this was the ahegao girl😭

  • StrangerAle

    Why are you talking directly into the microphone I didn’t come here for ASMR

  • Mel B

    are you using only brushes that you have in your description link or were there any other super key brushes you used for this image?? cause i love your flow

  • Crystal

    Can you please draw Melanie marteniz?

  • MidoriGa95

    At first glance of seeing the thumbnail I thought it was a picture of Billie and when I saw the title my jaw dropped. But since the background colour was so vibrant and the face (to me) still look like a character so I thought I was wrong but my jaw dropped further when you said the drawing was in fact Billie. Such a beautiful art!

  • Some weirdo animations :p

    That’s sooo pretty! 👍🏽👍🏽

  • Bi. Rios

    The “burn” part looks better as it adds variation to the skin’s tone; even with makeup human skin isn’t based on all one color

  • Riddhima Patnala

    Damn that's so realistic you should have 10 million subs

  • Mish Jilliane

    I clicked automatically when I saw billie eilish.

  • Dante Devilian

    Is that procreate? How can I download for free?

  • Scammer Station

    Can anybody tell me why it is some digital artists change everything to a weird color when working on certain parts of the coloring / painting? Examples of what I'm talking about can be found at the beginning when everything is all pink and at 2:45 when theres an uncomfortable amount of brown.

  • Názara Dana

    you make it look so easy i just cant even go near the line art

  • Athan Urban

    Man..I wish your brushes were free cause I’m hella broke. But ima try to get them I swear T-T

  • Uta

    Are you using iPad os already!

  • Misse

    My opinion that nobody asked for:
    The chin should be wider and the hair a bit less blurry but beside this i love your artstyle!

  • The Teleporting Man

    She should stop being such a BaD gUy

  • Yung Mun

    Wow this coloring was so underwhelming compared to the base art 😬

  • sabrina

    why is your voice like actual heaven

  • PUBG Gaming Traincentre

    Can u show us what brush u used and how u make them 🙂

  • Ron Quiñones

    Check my realistic eye tutorial drawing!! Support me guys just a newbie.. btw nice video

  • Sockpoppet

    Layers, ofcourse!
    Thanks for the video. 💖💖💖💖

  • Mighty Murph

    I’ll stick to grey scale this is too stressful 😂


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