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Tutorial 4 I might smile tomorrow by AquaSixio Tutorial 4 I might smile tomorrow by AquaSixio
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Smellclon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, your so earnest with you're tutorials and also very thorough, it's such a delight to go through these. I am sure without a doubt your tutorials are the best on DA :hug:
Yvanya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist
ouah ! very interesting ! thanks a lot :D
vmpwraith Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Awesome tutorial. I cant draw but love to dabble, paint and learn. I will surely use this method.
AlishaShatogi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I can explain the usefulness of flipping the picture: Everyone has a dominant eye, the same way they have a dominant hand. Flipping the picture horizontally helps to eliminate imbalances this creates.

Je clarifie l'utilité d'inversion de l'image: Tout le monde a un œil dominant, même qu'ils ont une main dominante. Inversion de l'image horizontalement aide à éliminer les déséquilibres que cela crée.

(J'ai oublié presque tout mon français. Desolée... :hmm:)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your french is perfect =)
Indeed.... my dominante eye and hand get me into trouble, so many times ! ^^;
sCissoRsmei Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like the blur effect..It focuses on the depressed Olivia but still, the other things around her compliments it well..but it's still beautiful
LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to use this tutorial since monday, but I still think it will turn out horrible... Your paintings are too amazing T^T

I'm now, like, on the step after A and before B of this tut, but I had no idea what colors I want to use so it's all blue. What should I do now? I still don't have an idea for the colors. And how to sharpen lines... It's all black magic for me! ._.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All blue ? add a blue-purple and a orange , you need some contrasts to emboss !
LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's some rocks, water, grass and forest in the bg (i'll add two people on the rocks later). Can it be, like, green instead of orange? Btw how do i put colors and sharpen the lines now, exactly? I don't have any idea what brush to use! :XD:
Thanks for help, btw... :)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes, but green is another cold color, you need something to give contrast too. You can change the orange into brown or a dark red. but the most important is too have fun !
LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I'll try adding brown.
Thanks, Sixio. Really, really big thanks for your help! :)
LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, I suck in drawing at the moment and wanted to change a style to learn a few things. But my only program is GIMP now. It isn't compatible with WACOM tablet, uhh...
Where have you got your PS7 from? Did you download a pirate version or you bought one?
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I use the PS CS2 of my brother =)
micheladax Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
love it
soovigon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Jahlouse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thanks for this explications ^_^ !
ismell-loudnoises Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. that's alot of patience. i kind of like the texture of the tree trunk in the final. its super cracked look gives it that feeling of old, wise, and shows that it has been through alot in its life time. i really like it. you have some real talent there!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for all your comments =p
ismell-loudnoises Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! its my honor to look at such fine art!
RisaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!! O.o That is so Amazing!
Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this. It ahs a lot fo great hints. ^^ I can't believe the patience it must have taken to make this. Do you think this hard on all of your pictures?
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So much perverance and patience... =)
joaosoares1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
just awesome!!! :')
LaceEdges Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Photographer
this was a very lovely, very well thought-out tutorial. Thanks! :)
Crazy-Daffodil12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
WOW! Did you do all this in one sitting, or did you take breaks? And how did you learn to paint so well? >__< Seriously, your like one of my fave artists in DA! :D
AnnieBally Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
ohh I really love digital painting but ah, it really hurts to admit that I don't know a thing of it!don't know where I can find someone who can teach me[link]
elfm Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
complety awesome!
schiZoidMeRmaid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're too sweet, too amazing, too inspiring, too beautiful, too artistic, to be a real person!!
do you belong to earth?!:confused:
I bet you don't!
Kaira-Sakamoto Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Honestly, I think you should have left just a little bit of blur to the closest crow and the time near it; it makse the girl the main focus of the picture (even more than before), and adds a bit more interest. You didn't have to have the blue so pronounced as it was before, nor have it as sharp.

:) But, all-in-all, I very nice picture with great attention to detail.
franticpen Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
your work and procces amaze me. your pieces are beautiful. i so want to learn to do what you do and how you do it. i dont think i ever will tho. simply amazing.
u-stole-all-nicks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I have to say I'm really impressed by the way you have enough patience to share your steps throughout the piece.

This artwork is beautiful, and it was very interesting seeing the piece come to fruition.

Beside that, what I noticed while looking over the progress, I noticed that I quite liked the effect the blurred (the nearest) crow was, it completely switched the focus on Olivia (as it is, but more emphasized that way) and gave a lot of emotional meaning to it.

However, the picture is amazing.

Thank you for sharing the process.
MelChlor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Awesome..Your great traditional /digital Artist...thanks for your great tutorial.^^
LakmeLakme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
mafay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, awesome tut :D
Kozaima Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
i know i have no right to tell you anything but if your focus is supose to be on the girl i think you should keep the birds in the back not blured and the bird in the front with the tail/roseb bud? blured :< i meen it looks nice and i don't know how to do this but i thought i would share my opionon(sp can't spell)
mayahs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
can I request a very small tiny little tutorial on how to make the texture of the trunk, I love your tutorials because they are veryyyyy helpful and I understand them more than the rest of the tutorials here, because you talk to us when u explain and u suppose we dont know so u try your best to explain, other tutorials assume we know everything and we feel lost... so plzzz little help is sooo much appreciated T.T
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jhubert Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
unefleur Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
So pretty.. I've never been abe to achieve this style but now I feel like giving it another shot :D Awesome tut, real inspiring !
mchiarella Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Great tutorial, Sixio!
lasalu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
WOW Awesome! Love all your work and I admire u for the long hours you work in it, waw..

Could you tell me wich graphic tablet did you use? I'm thinking to buy one for drawing and I'm sure do you know more than me about graphic tablets :giggle: :giggle:
BlueLurvesTre Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
cool!!! :D
alsajee Featured By Owner May 7, 2007   Interface Designer
wow ... god work :)
CarloValente Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wow wow..... i would like to become as you...

excuseme my horrible english... i'm italian
escanive Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are really good! :D
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank your for all your comments :]
GirlOfSea Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
this is amazing!!!! OMG!!! WOW!!! I will try...and then tell ya what will be...hihi. I never draw in PS before. its amazin!!
Lyccea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
how did you learn to paint the girl in the picture so well though? Is there any specific website that you go to that taught you how to get where you are now? I mean you can't have been this good in the begaining, so if you could tell me how you learned how to paint so well that would be great. thanx.^^
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
it's hard to reply your question ^^ I don't really know, this is the result of many hours of work !
KDaunt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Thanks for sharing your process -- and sometime frustration. I have wondered how these beautiful and moving works of art were accomplished and you've given me a small peek. You are right - Olivia's face is the key. Great effect.
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