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Lig Kunig
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Published: January 29, 2016
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This is something I drew last year as a gift for my sister. By that time I was making sketchbooks with drawings on the cover and she wanted one so I made this. In the end I quit making scketchbooks so she never got hers (I know, I'm terrible) but the piece is done and has been saved for many months, so why not share it. 
Drawn with pens and painted in Photoshop.
Image size
1473x2235px 3.34 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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WWrackhamHobbyist Traditional Artist

That looks like an etching filled in with watercolorsl! So warm and tactile for digital, it's really lovely. I'm still trying to figure out how to digitally color scanned line art.

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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot! That was my intention, I'm glad it shows. I don't remember every step of the process for this one, but I'm sure I put the linework on a multiply layer and added the colour below that. Also, for the deepest shadows (like on the rocks, cloak, hair, mushroom and sky) I used a dotted halftone pattern. I kept (and probably enhanced) the original paper texture, not sure if I added another one on top as well, and boosted the yellows to make it warmer, a bit like old paper, and also so it would serve as a base colour. For colours themselves, I must have had the "colour dynamics" option activated (see the brush menu). Oh and I went with desaturated colours to give it a less digital, artificial feel. Hope it helps!
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WWrackhamHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for taking the time to reply! Being self taught in basic PS I never knew about color dynamics. And I can see the dotted halftone texture- it's very effective. It makes me even more excited to play! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful work and techniques!
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
No problem! If you have any further questions on the process/technique/software just let me know
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MaryTiaProfessional Traditional Artist

It is wonderful!
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thank you Mary (:
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Oh I love this style, gorgeous piece! I agree with the commenter below, very Rackham meets Ghibli! Did your sister at least get a print? ;)
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thanks Erin! That's quite a compliment :d
And noooo! I'm a terrible brother. Next time I go printing something I'll be sure to get her a copy :'(
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Hestia-EdwardsStudent Traditional Artist
Very neat piece: it is reminiscent of Arthur Rackham, but also Ghibli studios. :)
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I love both Rackham and Ghibli, so that's a huge thumbs up. Also, funny that you mentioned that, because I also made a Ghibli (Mononoke hime) fanart in this same style (here it is, in case you want to take a look: t11.deviantart.net/FnTy8aBp4nq… )
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SrtaAikoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Me quedé pegada mil horas viendo las líneas! Esta demasiado hermoso, me encantó la paleta y el pequeño ser  <3
Secooo! has mejorado caleta C:
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Muchas gracias Javi! He estado súper pegado haciendo cosas más digitales, pero de repente me da por hacer más cosas de esta onda. Quiero hacer algún proyecto con esta estética, a ver qué resulta (:
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SrtaAikoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh, eso sería muy interesante! Ojalá salga algo : >
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beareenProfessional
This is beautiful. It looks like an etching, which is very nice... I'm in love with the hatchures and the colour scheme. Great job! :)
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I do love etchings, so that's quite a compliment (:
Colours gave me a hard time here, to be honest, but I'm pretty satisfied with the result
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MademoiselleOrtieProfessional Traditional Artist
Good job, as always !!! :)
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot (:
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MademoiselleOrtieProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome !  :D
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MiandelamProfessional General Artist
Nice Asfodelo!
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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JesterKatzHobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting perspective work and scenery. Very cool job.
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AsfodeloProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot! (:
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JesterKatzHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you're quite welcome.
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I really love the style of the piece
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