advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soon
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
painting video demonstrationpainting video demonstration4 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is a new one
its about exracting lineart from background layer, after you scanned/had your image flattened down.
on this one i actuall managed to fingure how note tool works so i am actually writing as im demonstrating things
go here---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ch0bBrCwc8&featurelcp
also check my husbands tutorials, they are at the bottom of the journal also newly added
finally as promised i made a video demonstration about painting a picture in photoshop.
i started from scratch, made a sketch in photoshop and from there started painting. for the overall image it took me 3 hrs so i was rushing a bit, so please exuse anatomiocal mistakes.
Also, i started off with only basic brushes, and i made advanced ones as the video progressed. that way i wanted to show you various purpose for different brushes and how to use them.
i didnt put any text in this demonstration, since this is just for viewing the process, but i plan on making shorter - mo
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
so... the method of workmany have been curious about my work method.so... the method of work3 years ago in Personal More Like This
well to fully grasp that i must first explain my personal origins
1 i was a traditional painter and drawer?...that doesnt sound right...
batman catwoman by nebezial
batman huntress comission by nebezial
2 i was a traditional sculptor..alas photos of that stuff mostly got lost
so here is what i did in high school.... by nebezial
i practiced abour 17 yeears now to get this bunch of mostly self taught techniques to work
most of my stuff is a digital painting now, made or drawn in photoshop cs3. never switched higher as cs3 satisfied all my photoshoppin needs
i used to do quite a bit of modelling in 3d studio max, but it was too technical of a program so eventually i gave it up and completely switched to zbrush as it provided me with excellent set of organinc modelling and texturing tools
aand some of that
ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial
ravine- how dragons are made XD by nebezial
madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)
so today i saw an elephant paint an elephantyes... a fucking elephant painted an elephant!so today i saw an elephant paint an elephant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dafuq did you paint today?????
get to painting! XD
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
so you want to be a professional XDokay, time for another journalso you want to be a professional XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
so i keep getting the same questions over and over again. how did i learn to do this.
i was self taught. by this i mean, i took the initiative and seeked out the knowledge, as no one was offering it.
i draw on average 8 to 10 hours a day, every day. by average i mean that some days its 6 and some 12
so... the argument.
i keep hearing this one. well i want to be a professional artist, but life is hard, i need to work, i don't really have the time....
let me put things in perspective here.
i used to work as a night guard on the beach. every single night from 8 pm to s6 am. after that i would go meet up with my dad who gouarded another beach to get a cup of coffee. we had a bite to eat, and then both went to haul and sell fruits and vegetables.
every evening i was drawing. when the sun set i sat under a street lamp and drew through the night.
every night. this was on occasion interrupted by a fight with some exceedingly drunk people who wouldn't
RIP Christopher LeeLegendary actor, Christopher Lee, has died at the age of 93.RIP Christopher Lee6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though the man starred in epic film franchises, like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, he was always associated with Hammer Horror. Specifically, Dracula, whom he played on numerous occasions. The Hammer connection led to him being given roles in many of Tim Burton’s movies; Burton being a die hard fan of the style and genre.
Having generally been the bad-ass face (and voice!) of super-villainy for 50 years, the British had no choice but to knight him, and he became Sir Christopher Lee in 2009.
Digital Coloring - Tips for BeginnersI’ve had a few people lately asking me about coloring, where to start, tips for beginners, etc. So rather than answer them all individually I thought I’d write it out here and share it with you guys. So here it is, my beginners guide to getting started coloring:Digital Coloring - Tips for Beginners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Getting Started with Digital Coloring
Getting the Equipment:
1) Drawing Tablet.
If you're serious about doing digital coloring (even if it's just for fun or as a hobby) then the first thing I would recommend is getting a tablet. There are plenty of articles about choosing the right tablet for your needs. If you're just starting out, a relatively inexpensive tablet should be fine. Often times you can even find good quality second hand tablets that are like new. My first tablet was a used one I found on craigslist that was a fraction of the price you can buy it new and it lasted me for years. You can often find inexpensive ones on ebay as well. I current
Artistic self-esteem - Journal FeatureArtistic self-esteem - Journal Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
"Just be yourself. Draw what you want, write and photograph what you feel like! No one shall force you. c: Just because a piece of artwork isn´t perfect, doesn´t mean it´s bad. Don´t be sad because you know someone viewed your art but didn´t favorite it. Not everyone likes to favorite everything they see on dA. Trust me. There´s lots of art I enjoy viewing but which I don´t favorite! Just because someone gave you 2 out of 5 stars on a critique doesn´t mean that your art hasn´t got great values, nor does it mean that no one can appreciate your art when looking so strictly at it!"That was a short take from the journal above. I seriously recommend everyone to read it. It was a good read. ^__^
Video Interview with SycraI did a video interview with Sycra (A great artist and a great contributor of the art community who runs a very resourceful youtube channel). We had a really fun time chatting about art. Enjoy!Video Interview with Sycra2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips and Tricks on Successful Character CreationTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation – An Interview with Wanchana “Victorior” IntrasombatTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat is a very talented illustrator, focusing on cute, whimsical and very imaginative artworks from Thailand. He is also a very talented concept artist and he is also well known for his wonderful character designs. Currently, he is working as a 2D freelance concept artist, character designer and illustrator and has been an art director/visual developer for a Coca-Cola commercial in Thailand.
Again, I am much honored to have this great experience of having this amazing guy for Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week. The interview will be all about his ideas on character design and creation, tips and tricks and on how to have successful illustrations by bringing your own characters to life.
Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.Copied directly from the polycount thread:Lacking Motivation? I hope this helps.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FYI My longest post on PC ever. Sorry in advance - OP I hope there's something useful in this for you. I'm back in your thread and giving you my morning before breakfast, is my way of saying ' I care '.
Usually between 1 - 5 NEW students, per day come to me for random pieces of advice. Some from here @ PC , some from Deviant Art - Mostly from Deviant art.
It's always the same questions maybe worded slightly differently and I do my best to answer every single time, every single message. Sometimes I get behind and have to catch up at the end of the week but I do my best.
As well as those, I did 2 10+ question interviews last week, on my time, for students who were still in school. For school essays, papers, projects etc that contain the same questions they always do.
I'm exposed to 'all this' *makes a big circle shape with hands* on a fairly constant basis. Everything that encompasses 'young artists trying to find their way in this scary fucking
oldschool walk it off mentalityyknow then you just feel you cant draw anymore?oldschool walk it off mentality4 years ago in Personal More Like This
the muse aint really spending that quality time with you
well----WALK IT OFF YOU PANSY!!!!!!
i have thyroid problems, completely ruined disks in my spine, crapal tunnel-yes that was an intentional misspelling
and im still working on both artifacts, ravine, a crapload of covers and 3 separate videogames
so quit yer whining and get to work
NO GUTS NO GLORY!!!!!
ow.... my back....
my youtube channelfor those interested about my workflows i got m a bunch of videos there.my youtube channel2 years ago in Personal More Like This
4 of them are tutorial videos , youwill have to excuse my allergy induced itch that resulted in me trying to scratch my troat.... which my microphone then decided to pick up and multiply to what sounds like me and my pet chiuaua trying to compete for the tutorial....i do not wons a pet chiuaua... i have a cat... he is a spoiled douche....
but that's a whole nother story
enjoy all you who haven't seen these yet as next month i will post a few shorter, more focused video tuts, some on photoshop techniques, some on general crap i figured out over time. till then
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Some Simple AdviceBizzarely, as if the universe just went 'okay people - ask now!' Just in one day today ive has so many pm's from various boards and whatnot from young / new artists asking me about what the secret is, how do I get better, what can i do, or i wish i could make stuff like you.Some Simple Advice3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My advice is actually pretty simple. I gaurantee if you do this repeatedly everything else will take care of itself.
Step 1: Make some time for making art.
Step 2: Get everything prepared before hand, drinks, snacks, music - whatever you need to see you through the next couple of hours for your personal art jam.
Step 3: Unplug your internet.
Step 4: Make art.
I think too many people, especially young artists trying to find their way are looking too hard for something that doesnt even exist. Theres no secret formula, no awesome serum to drink. Just sit down and make art, and keep doing that over and over and over.
Free yourself of burden and distraction for that hour or couple of hours and just do it. Thats all it i
I am an art thief...Hey peeps!I am an art thief...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Any of you who follow my journals know how passionate I am about pursuing the seemingly endless procession of art-thieves that pop up with increasing regularity. I was recently directed to this website, I Am An Art Thief/Plagiarism Exposed: http://www.iamanartthief.com/
I'm putting this out there so those not in "the know" can educate themselves and, even more importantly, so that any of us can easily report these people when we stumble upon them. No, these aren't the art-police but, in my 20+ years of experience in dealing with these types, I've found that public exposure is the best tactic. Cockroaches HATE the light. Just be sure that if you're planning on outing someone have your evidence ready to go. This isn't a witch-hunt against people copying someone else art in an attempt to learn or for mere enjoyment. It's for people copying someone's art, claiming it as their own, and/or
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your ArtThis is my first News Article, and why not start out with something that will benefit not only myself, but others as well! I welcome all types of feedback, though there is no way to go about bettering your art, I am in no way claiming to be a professional, just spreading some tops I think myself and some of you could use as well! I'm sure most of you have probably done many of these tips already, some might not have! Overall Enjoy!Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your Art5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10. View Many Tutorials!
I can't stress this option enough, I love going onto many art pieces and profiles of deviantart, and going to see if they have tutorials or not. A well formed tutorial can be SO beneficial to you. it can help in so many ways, not only can it help better your art but help create new techniques in combining them with your own.
9.Browse Others Art
In the search bar, placing in what art piece pertains to you weather it be, digital art, phot