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I'm very nervous making this tutorial since I'm no where as good as those masters who made tutorials online, but since some of my fellow deviants have asked for it I guess I should give it a try. mercy, please

Sorry this tutorial is very simple (so is the image, no much color/composition/depth involved...) and you probably have known everything in it already, I never made any tutorial before and I probably am not better than you...

This is a step-by-step breakdown of the Malthael fanart I just did, it's a pretty sketchy speedpainting which cost me ~2hrs or a bit less. Basically this is how I usually do characters/portraits, just I may spend more time in details for more finished work.

I used 2 brushes for 95+% of this speedpainting, one texture brush and one solid round brush for details.

I work on single layer most of the time but it is more of a personal preference.

Some tips:

1. keep your brush strokes big
2. work on small canvas (i mean zoom out) in early stages
2. combine lasso and brush strokes for a less 'repetitive' look
3. don't go into details before you set up the whole composition
4. keep flipping canvas and checking value

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any question :) and I would much appreciate it if you can give some critiques!
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The process for the second knight I painted for Paul Richards' "Substrata".
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Delphi, Greece.

Permission given for use as stock according to the simple rules on the front page of my journal [RULES]
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I realize that this is more a "step by step" than a real tutorial.

but hey, be indulgent this is my first tutorial.

The tutorial is in three steps:

-Step 1: the background
-Step 2: the character
-Step 3: Integration of the character in the backgound + adjustment

feel free to asking me questions in the comments.
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steps for [link]
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I want to draw people!
So, I begin to study anatomy seriously... :)

Maybe, it will be useful for you:
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Here is a 'making of' I made on request of the website CGArena.com from which I just received an Excellence Reward for the Illustration itself.
I'm pretty happy to share this with you if you are interested or you can also directly check it out on their site here: www.cgarena.com/freestuff/tuto…
This is a very top notch one, so I strongly recommand it!!

Thanks for watching and great support!!
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We were recently asked to create a Photoshop illustration process tutorial for PSD Tuts+ based on Blizzard Entertainment's insanely large and addictive game, the World of Warcraft.

At the risk of polarizing our audience, although we've played numerous Alliance based characters, Sarah and I always had a soft spot for the Horde; the Undead quests were always much funnier! So naturally we chose to illustrate some of our personal favourite characters from the Horde side of the game including a Sporeling, Sylvanas Windrunner, Arthas, a Tuskarr and the Head of the Headless Horseman (don't ask, just trust me that he was funny!) and of course the World of Warcraft figurehead, the dreaded Murloc!

You can read the tutorial at PSD Tuts+ here

Have fun,
David

PS. "For the HORRRRRRRRRDE!"

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I was feeling listless yesterday and was hoping to restart work on my black metal tarot series. But i got completely sidetracked as I was browsing my stock. I always thought the original picture could look better so started work on a new version. I am much happier with this one. Was almost gonna keep it for myself ;P


Rules:
This is unrestricted stock.
May be used in prints, on other websites and commercial use too.
But please do not use my stock to create stock.
Remember to credit me and give me a link to your work.(please note I am very far behind with my messages and I might not be able to check everyone's art)

*download for full size*

all my stock [link]

first version
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Hello everyone!

It's been so long since I've made any brushes. I've had so many requests to make a second set of Debris Brushes so here they are!

Debris Brush Set 2.0

Also included in the set is a vector of each of the 25 brushes! Blow them up as large as you want in Illustrator or just use the high-res brushes in Photoshop.

Each brush is at the highest 2500 pixels.

Download the whole set here or directly here for only $2

Thank you so much!

-Stuart

For more awesome textures and resources, check out my Envato store!

SPAR 6.com
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