The link you gave me was to Jiyu-Kazes' YouTube account, this is not your account. There is a setting in CS6, where you can create a 3D model. I believe he uses the 3D model, (like, makes it himself) and then just colors it. Which is still pretty amazing since he is making the 3D model himself Granted, he can just do flat images, but I think he may use the 3D generator most of the time for these types.
Shinke, you don't make 3D art. You can draw, but it's not 3D. In the one image you have drawn of a girl, it could be 3D but the depth in the shading and the highlights aren't enough to bring the image 'out' of the paper.
of course I'm not talking about me, he is not using 3D modeler, besides 3D modelling in photoshop is just basic, if you have actually tried it, you can make some beautiful cylinders, spheres texts and everything you want, but basic(I got the extended version of photoshop, still I'm using Zbrush and blender for making 3D models). ah... what you mean by 3D then is not that 3D but depth of field? or the illusion of getting the image out of paper. yet you can do that on paper though...
I have seen many artist do 3D realism, just on paper. Its truly amazing. Photoshop does have the program to make 3D models. If not Photoshop, then there are other programs that you can render models and people, objects etc.
He has used a 3D modeler, one piece would be of the Elza girl from Frozen. If not the I congratulate him on working on a gray background and adding white to the image (which doesn't seem like the practical order to start a piece.)
All I'm basically saying is, if he is using a 3D modeler, then he might as well state it. Some people look up to him and seem him as an inspiration. If I had someone to inspire me, I would want to know their basics because I would want to go into digital like so.
But when you lie about it then it makes other feel bad because they just need to know the basics. Not your secrets, not your tips on how to do hair and etc; but just how to hit the ground running.. so to speak.
Well as far as I know he's not using a program for 3D rendering. in fact he is painting white and adding shadows with the brush and blending the shadows first (as always) For Elsa, it is the same, I think he posted his progress on his facebook page, and it's always the same.
imo using a 3D modeling program would be more time consumming than just dealing with the shadows first I'm working on a similar technique right now, but not dealing with the shadows only, but also with the highlights. It is easier to check if you're having it correct without bothering with the color.
... And for the portrait I painted, you said that it has no depth, well in fact it was the first time I used a tablet. and plus, the first time I did a portrait so I got tired within two weeks. lol . so I didn't add any details on the background.
... Using a 3D rendering program is way easier than doing it by hand on a tablet. I can make a 3D circle, but that's all I can make. No, it's not easy when you first starting working with any program, but once you get use to is, it helps you out alot. I think they can draw, and that's great and awesome and cool. They have talent and skill. But in other countless images ( not related to his ) the color scheme that he shows on his first processes also look like the 3D Character WIPs I am seeing all over the DA front page for Game Character designs and etc.
You can tell the different with the 3D preparations, than with just starting with a flat base color and building from there. I have seen a few artists on DeviantArt who post WIPs and you can see, and they tell you that is is a 3D program. Whether it be Photoshop or any other program. It's basically and honor code, just stick with it and you help out everyone.
Everyone knows Jiyu-Kaze has talent, and has coloring skill and drawing skill. Some things he does draw, and I belive there are other things that he creates a 3D model and then colors it & etc. That's all him creating the model, posing the model, doing all these things. That's him, I credit him. But you can tell the difference in the beginning WIPs that some of them are 3D and others are drawings.
Either way, i like his work and I like art I appreciate his skill and talent, just , y'know, be honest about how you go about your work.
He probably just paints the shadows to get the right effect first and then just puts color over it, instead of doing the whole thing from the beginning with color and risking messing up the right shadow
awesome... you're really professional. i have a question and i'll be thankful if you answer. I'm good at sketching on paper but i don't know how to work in photoshop. So please guide me where to start. (and forgive my bad english)
The idea, by using textured brushes for the background and then blurring it, is great Better then trying to draw with a blurred brush I guess. Your style looks like some kind of 3d render - really unique style The hair details definitely give it an aesthetic touch. Only the flower stalks seem a bit heavy and glued together.
They're using the occlusion painting method which actually calls for the shadows to be done first. ;o Then again, I guess doing the flat colors first is also a way, but to get the right occlusion effect you'll need to make the colors invisible anyways.