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Avalon by Jiyu-Kaze

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Jlloydlirio Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thatssss alot of workkkkk, but its amazingggg!!!
CODFANZ Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Wrong category 
MartinSobr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What a workflow!
VivaL-aGloria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
What........ is... this..... sorcery...
Harry-Huynh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
interfectus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
That is the most crayz thing I ve ever seen pls teach me master your works are amazing *q*
kimmyhtran Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014   Filmographer
How long does it take you to make a finished drawing? It looks amazing!
PetersCube Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!!!La la la la 
TheCRAYfist Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:  It's so majestic!!!
Soulfulmuse Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I love to see the progression of your artworks.
kaelwithme Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think i just shit my pants. end product looks like it was done on zbrush. you're a deity. 
MrIkki Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I demand a tutorial/timelapse video.
Enterthephenix Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you make tuto step by step, or tuto video, i'll like learn your technique....
cardcaptoraneta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus all mighty. You're a wizard. This is seriously incredible. :o (Eek) 
oNarissa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my brain cant catch up. so op 
Shikipo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think many people, myself included, WILL LOVE YOU FOR THIS
JhaoShShin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Is this done by 3D?
AdelePhil Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your process
Danifox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
dSoto-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Digital Artist
A master class. Congratulations and thank you.
kio-pal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh my God, are you real?
AlivanArt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
do a video and put it on gumroad!i'd buy it for sure
enohoc Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely mesmerizing! thank you!!
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was this done using ambient occlusion and different blend modes for highlights? and what are the pros/cons of the ambient occlusion method over the more conventional method?
tuanhm107 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think the biggest pro is that this method enable artist to create extreme realistic painting because they have to "render" every pass: AO, spectacular, diffuse,... Combined them all, it would hardly to diffirenciate this kind of painting over a 3d rendered model.
LanerX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy fucking crap. That's all I have to say. This must have taken a loooong time, but it really was worth it, holy crap.
Ruminesca Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are still few things I don't get:
1) What is the procedure between 9th till 11th step?
2) Is the color layer set on multiply mode or something else?
3) How are the different layers superposed in this drawing?
Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] 

I really want to try this out but it's so hard for me to figure out the method without detailed written explanation ( i know there' s facebook but I'm still too stupid... it seems :(  )
GoBackPve Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
You're not "stupid", simply on facebook there is no explanation,
if he wants to understand the method, must make a REAL explanation or a REAL tutorial...

Perhaps afraid, someone steal the "secret;)

Ruminesca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha well I still hope he will finally release a full video tutorial because I'm dying to know his little secret xD

I mean he did post a 2 min video test on how he draws ;)
Equiliari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Trying this out at the moment myself. Currently at step 2 at the moment, 5 hours in.
I think it is multiply mode over the "ambient occlusion" layer (seen in step 8) yes, then an opacity adjust.

Or magic.
Ruminesca Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asdfghj indeed patient is a virtue but thanks anyway. I tried to adjust the opacity but sadly the colors seem to be brighter than expected :(

I guess it must be a magic spell as you stated xD
Equiliari Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I did find a couple of tutorials explaining the steps a bit further:
This is the one that first introduced me to ambient occlusion painting:…
But I didn't try it until I saw this deviation by Jiyu-Kaze.

And this was posted last week I think, it costs money, but the text did give me some good pointers:…

Still, magic... :P
mykelqg-14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saikyoDRAGON Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You might get this a lot. But how long did this piece take you? It's amazing!
DD2111 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student
You are REEEAAAALLLLLLLY good at making your pics look like 3D renders.Simply amazing! :D :D :D
Stefre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
speechless.... how much time did it take?
Rabiscox12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Linda arte !
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
so you try to tell me this is NOT a 3D model :icongo-onfluttershyplz:
KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your use of light and shadows is amazing.  I know its been said before but they look like shots from a CG animation or video game.  I enjoy seeing each illustration you post
zenaitha Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Hi Jiyu-Kaze,

Your work is so amazing and I have been inspired to work on my own portfolio because of your work. I have been following your step-by-step technique where you go into sketch, black and white, then to color.  I was just finishing up the black and white version which really brought out nice highlights and shadows which by the way, thank you very much for posting your progression shots. It made me improve so much more because I am focusing on the mid-tones, shadows, and highlights rather than putting all my time into color.

I had a quick question for you though: I was curious how you went from black and white to color. I would assume to add color on a new layer then change the mode to"Multiply," but I wanted to ask you how you do your technique when switching to color then brightening up the image even further like you did with this piece.

Thank you! :)
califonia007 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Artist
Wow art at its finest. Nice work.
nboy14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
are you have vidoe tutorial?
thanosztitan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
artratene Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can't believe this is a painting!! Looks like 3D.
Virus-VRS Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial and amazing picture, looks like 3d. +fav
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool. thanks for sharing this!
John-Hb-Spartan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is so cool !!!
Ruminesca Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG this is so good! You make a great inspiration, I will try to learn this method :D
ooxx857 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
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