yay i finally found out how to use the note tool XD so this time its time for a REAL tutorial! WORDS AND EVERYTHING!!! go here: [link]
i dont even know if dA can host videos.. and for how long...
anyway reason for this tutorial is because i know from experience extracting a lineart and preparing it for coloring can be a pain in the ass especially when you dont know what to do, so i decided the first actuall one will be just about that. i think both traditional and digital artists can find use with this tutorial
so here im explaining the basics like difference between background layer and layer0, using multiply option on a layer using levels using channels, using transparency layer option using clipping mask.
i hope i didnt forget anything....
original time it took me to finish this tutorial was 35 minutes.
but that's what happens when you let your brain misbehave all the time
so, to explain my work process...
i first get myself really stupid... blankminded...
and then i just fudge around on the canvas trying to get the image out in its rawest form. then as i go i edit and tweak it once its clear enough
working without references is hard at first, but as you do it more and more, and learn more and more.... it becomes oh so satisfying once you reach that wonderful point where the answer to the can you draw... question is pretty much always yes XD
oh.. and obviously i totally couldn't decide which version to do
worktime on this one was an hour and a half ish to 45 mins, i was distracted quite a bit today XD so even a simple piece like this took more than planned
among the eldest living mesadees, Gard Worfan has carried the chief title of the nightreaver for four hundred and eighteen years. he was among the first who had formed the rebellion against arenian mages and had survived the fall of the necryte.
he was always mistrustful of the alliance. even his tentative partnership with them was driven by need more than anything else. oh, he had his reasons. centuries of his people's slavery and abuse of their women left the mesadee slow to trust anyone but those who were friends with saradrion empire
anyhoo for curious ones, ravine issue 1 will be out on february 13th 2013 by image/top cow, 160 pages and is available for preorder already.... how that is done i dont know....what, i write and draw stuff i dont know what happens next XD
and here is the final result of the dragon i was making in the video's videos of zbrushing are here
enjoy, next video will be of fully painting a dragon, or..something..
had a funny problem with audio, my laptop cant recognize a microphone, but it has a built in one... on the bottom of the screen... that i draw on... so instead of hearing educational usefull information
you hear...scritch scratchy scratch scritty scrit... buut apparently i can actually make an audio commentary on top so... seems like those video tuts might live after all