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RMR - Art Step-by-Step

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I haven't uploaded anything in a while (because I'm rubbish and busy and rubbish) but I finished this skyscraper ad off yesterday and figured I could post up a basic wee step-by-step that some people might find useful - this is the exact same process I'm currently using for my comic pages.

Some rough steps:

1) The rough sketch. I use Photoshop CS3 for everything.

2) Drop some midtone grey and textures over the sketch.

3) Shoddy inking! The inks aren't too precise since I keep the sketch in there to save myself some effort.

4) Though I do paint over it a bit.

5) I flatten everything down into one layer, brighten it up a bit, set it to multiply, and then start painting a background in underneath.

6) Flat colours.

7) Shadows and some colour tweaking. I tinted the base colours green and the shadows blue.

8) Dropped a red gradient on a screen layer over the whole thing, and then cut some shadows out of it using a layer mask.

9) Painted the moon back in and did some detailing, mainly around her eyes.

10) Final colour adjustment, another texture on top, a little border and the logo text. Baaaam.

Questions? No? Good, I'm off to not post again for several months, whoooo.

(Psssst you can see my comic over here.)
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Thanks for showing! Your finished stuff has a really great look to it and I love your comic! I found it when my internet was shaped and I liked it so much I started to read it ridiculously slow loading page by ridiculously slow loading page. =D
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snowtatoHobbyist General Artist
Lovely! I'm a huge fan of the comic and this is quite illuminating. Keep up the great work!
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frostcrystalHobbyist Digital Artist
I love how beautifully cleancut your style is. <3333 *not cleancut at all*
mercihlam's avatar
thank you so much this is so helpful! you've got a great style and i love where the comic is going!
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booper101Student Artist
Ooooo,I like this :D
dracothrope's avatar
Love this process, it's really snazzy! (Also, still voting every chance I get! :D)
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SephiramyProfessional Digital Artist
Looks swank, as always, Rose! I love the overall feel of your work, but to be honest, all the stages actually look very cool in their own way, haha. Could probably use any one of those and still have a good-looking final product!
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sarilysStudent Filmographer
I'm sure one day I'll be able to do that too until then...I'll read your comic :D
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