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Tutorial Step by Step: Painting with AO
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Published: August 7, 2014
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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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cadette100's avatar
cadette100|Hobbyist Digital Artist
witch one come first??? 
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JoshHouse's avatar
Honestly, I see the top right corner black and white one as the most fair and beautiful designed
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Madelonetjj|Student General Artist
And yet somehow the initial sketch looks better than my finished works. :')
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steelstrokes's avatar
very beautiful!!! love the way its worked!
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carlsou's avatar
Very good, parabéns.
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Darkenmarr|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see this video if it was still available.
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CGCookie|Professional Digital Artist
Fixed, sorry about that!
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PLatiNumkinG1993|Hobbyist Digital Artist
y did u hide the left eye ???
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Harukaruru's avatar
How did you go from step two to step three? I would really love to know!
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AmateurArtistWannabe|Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone draw on note 4 please and make a tutorial
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bedmo's avatar
What program do you use?
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CGCookie|Professional Digital Artist
Jonathan Hamilton did this in photoshop.
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milaink's avatar
that's cool !!! thank you very much for the tutorial! It looks amazing! :squee: Heart 
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SkyBreeze26|Professional Interface Designer
Love your process and how you build up colors and light
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FICKOYANZELMO|Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible
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xpatamonx|Hobbyist Writer
Woooow
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LostbunniesofWendy|Professional Traditional Artist
Simply awesome
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AlinaSca|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your initial sketch is better than my final work!!! :D
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DaybreakersInTheMist|Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so awesome! Everytime I see it, I'm just mesmerised by it!!! :D
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AndreaAlek|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Jonathan Hamilton, so excided for the CC livestream with him next week!
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ArinceWang's avatar
the initial sketch looks cuter though, I love phase iv even more
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KirBara|Student General Artist
very helpful
thanks :D
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