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Here's the process for the piece I posted up yesterday. It's been a while since I've done one like this, saving off a new image every so often, but I like the idea of doing it more often! We shall see!
after a lot of inquiries about my colouring technique i have finally put together this walkthrough. sadly the file i prepared was too big for dA to support, but i hope this is still readable. i also hope this will answer at least part of your questions regarding my colouring process.
some of the changes between the steps shown here are not easy to spot, which is why i included miniatures of how each new layer look like in normal mode (at least where i thought it necessary).
good look trying out this (very fun and effective) technique^^
Here's the process for the first piece in my Warcraft series, which you can see here: [Link!]
Also, I forgot to include the quick 3d mockup I made for perspective and lighting. You can see that here: [Link]
Tried something a bit different with this one, I usually do a cleaner underpainting, but I like some of the chaos this presents. I think to optimize the process I need to do a little more prep work, but all in all I'm pleased with it.
Class is back in session! Over the past few months I've just been kind of piddling around with studies and not really getting anywhere, so I decided to get back in to a class-like structure. Not so much the environment, but rather the mindset that I'm going to purposefully study a subject for 6 months and get notably better at it. Plus, having assignments puts some walls on the limitless options of study, so it kills some of the fear of staring at a blank page trying to decide what to do.
So for the next 6 months and longer if it goes well, I'm gonna be "taking" 5 classes! The format is simple, weekly or bi-weekly assignments with three phases. A research section to increase knowledge about a particular topic, a study section to understand that knowledge with the help of reference, and an application section to implement that knowledge in to actual work.
I'll be posting all the assignments online in case anyone else finds this type of thing useful, anyone is welcome to join in on as many assignments as they'd like. If you do, send me a note and if there's enough interest I'll start up a Skype group or something where everyone can exchange feedback.
I'm still going to put together a proper tutorial covering the entire process of this piece, but I need some time to put the text together in an organized way. So in the meantime, have this as a little teaser for how it was made!
Full tutorial is now online, check it out here! [link]