Out of curiosity, how long did this take you to finalize? I am asking because I have been trying to increase my workflow while but want to also improve on tones and details. I am trying to gather information to increase my skills, but I want to be realistic with my goals as to the time it takes to produce a piece. Really nice work btw Jiyu-Kaze
That's an amazing work, and you did a very cool step by step, but I have a question... wtf do you did between 6 and 7 step? :3 you did magic? I don't know how to do magic and I want to learn it 'cause I'm very noob at digital painting yet xD
dude, i like the steps. its just like i wold do, first line, then general color then lght and shadow and then just detailing and refining. The detailing and refining part is the hardest and only after practice you will learn it well. For this i recomend you to do photo studies. Also overlay layers and adjustments layers is fine, i also use them so dont worry. just keep practicing the render a bit more, its all about time and practice so find a way to motivate! cheers duded!
thanks a lot for your critics yup detailing is really the hardest part especially when we already put the colors. maybe I should train myself with minimalism... just to have a solid composition. btw I don't do the lineart on the third step because it's wasting my time :/ I used feng zhu's technique that consists of refining the rough sketch a little bit and painting over the rough lines but i'll try it when i'll get a better tablet .
I put the outerline to give an original and uncommon style to the piece, and also a tenkaichi/cell shaded look but.. well yeah it steals the 3D effect.
ITs ok feng zhu s technique, sometimes i also do like that, go over an sketch, but you must be sure of the lines and make what you can not to have distorted anatomy or stuff like that. some photo studies i think wold help for detailing and how to understand light. Tablet is not the one that makes the difference...i use intuous 3 and its working great. i also use intuos 2 a lot and was also fine. good luck and keep up
I used anthony jones' lighting technic on this one (just like the "samurai dude" I did a while ago) the problem with my tablet is the size xD A6 is too tiny for a global lineart without zooming. to make a perfect line I need to zoom in, and when i zoom in, i can't see my image. what a dilema! xD yup photo study is good for detailing and all, this is how I learnt to make good looking skin hey btw I will release my new brush collection after my next piece will be done! D yeah! keep it up and have a nice day!