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Tutorial: Painting with Ambient Occlusion

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Tutorial: Painting with Ambient Occlusion

Artist: Jonathan Hamilton

Jonathan Hamilton - Here is an artist that has a unique look to his characters in which you are able to tell Jonathan created this one. It’s that personal style that many artists long for and his tutorial covers the foundations of the process to create something wonderful. He has a few step by steps on his site that I recommend checking out! He has a fantastic tutorial explaining AO, so check it out and read his tips on the steps along the way!

In his Citizen tutorial, he takes you through explaining AO and the importance it can add to a piece. As a Citizen member, you can also download the HD Video, His Brushes, and the Final .PSD!

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JustBecauseICantDraw's avatar
I can't decide if this is inspiring (because I'd give a lot to be able to draw like this) or depressing (because I can't even match the quality of the sketch the tutorial starts from).  Can it be both?
purecreativity47's avatar
Amazing piece of work!! I'm jealous
milaink's avatar
incredibly! very beautiful! la in love 
ADS04's avatar
amazing...cute and beautiful:heart:
great job
daaash's avatar
Romel-t2's avatar
Draamajumala's avatar
Amazing lighting and shadowing. Good stuff.
PhoebeWood's avatar
I really have to try the AO method! Seems like it might have some lovely effects if you can use it properly.
HeartOfTheStorm's avatar
This is truly gorgeous, I love the layout and use of colour and light!
Excellent work! ^^
Aryak's avatar
gotta luv that face Nod 
Roocio-san's avatar
Beautiful work!
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BuhhBye's avatar
Holy sh... you're talented as hell! This looks amazing ! :)
This is truly phenomenal.
Gwendolaine's avatar
this looks like me :o
clickmyusername's avatar
This is making my eyes bleed.

It's too frikkin awesome.
ViDesigns's avatar
Really beautiful i have no other words.
pinkieposh123's avatar
woah!
its like digital! but not! XD!
Lostsabbath's avatar
really astonishing guy he is....<3
anakure's avatar
Astonishing work!!!Clap 
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