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Warm Adventure Flow [WIP]

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Awraga's avatar
WOOOOOW *----* I LOVE IT, GREAT JOB !!!! Ritsu Tainaka (We'll make money) [V1] 
Bluelikesgreen's avatar
You're amazing Neko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] how do get the flat colors from step 6 to step 8 so bright/colorful if you get what I mean? >-< I'm new to greyscale and have my problems with getting the colors so stunning x,(
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Dude... this is just so amazing oml... I've just been staring at it and its so detailed it looks 3D... so wow, just wow. :clap: 
ytsejam58's avatar
This just blows my mind. Amazingly detailed. I couldn't even imagine doing something for 9 hours. I'm more of a speed painter. But then again that means my commissions are only like $10.
norikago's avatar
How you decide the lightning?
Are you planning where the lights come from or use some real life reference for that?
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I often have a rough idea of where I want the light to come from. In this case it was a combination of fairly ambient light with a small sense of direction to it.
Everything being softly lit, and mostly just the nooks and crannies having those harder shadows.

Everything is done on the go, I don't use any references for light. I've probably become familiar enough with different ways of shading something that I'm able to vary and experiment with it myself.
norikago's avatar
I see. That is good to know.
Thank you for sharing!

Keep up the great work!
Pawlemagne's avatar
How did you change your details between step 6 and step 7?
AssasinMonkey's avatar
Once I finished the initial colouring there, I just worked directly on a new normal layer to add in the smaller details like the strands of hair and to make some other adjustments.

I tend to keep the smaller things until after the colouring because it can be tricky to colour individual thin strands of hair perfectly. So I just avoid having to colour it like that and keep to the larger simpler shapes first.
One drawback is that I won't be able to easily change the colour around when I take this more direct approach.
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Shadowflashdabearded's avatar
My guess is added lining
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You may be right.
Very interesting! So blocking out the basic tones helps you make changes like the hair between 2 and 3? Was drawing attention to her face with contrast the reason there?
Always awesome and inspiring to see behind the scenes stuff by excellent artists, thanks!
AssasinMonkey's avatar
Blocking it in definitely gave me an idea of several things there yes :)
I felt like her hair was a bit too massive at first, so I decided to shrink it all down. Partially because it probably is a bit easier to manage. As a result it did also create that contrast with the background.
Composition wise the hair going of the canvas seemed a bit much as well, with it shorter it felt like a more pleasant composition. Maybe because it creates a bit more of a triangular silhouette.
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Man you are ridiculously good
Vasillium's avatar
Nice tutorial! 
In my head appeared some thoughts about drawings, thank you!
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