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Tutorial Step by Step: Painting with AO by CGCookie Tutorial Step by Step: Painting with AO by CGCookie

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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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:iconcadette100:
cadette100 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
witch one come first??? 
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JoshHouse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Honestly, I see the top right corner black and white one as the most fair and beautiful designed
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Madelonetjj Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student General Artist
And yet somehow the initial sketch looks better than my finished works. :')
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steelstrokes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
very beautiful!!! love the way its worked!
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gleidsonaraujo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Awesome!
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carlsou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Very good, parabéns.
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Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see this video if it was still available.
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CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fixed, sorry about that!
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PLatiNumkinG1993 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
y did u hide the left eye ???
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:iconharukaruru:
Harukaruru Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist
How did you go from step two to step three? I would really love to know!
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AmateurArtistWannabe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone draw on note 4 please and make a tutorial
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:iconbedmo:
bedmo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
What program do you use?
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Jonathan Hamilton did this in photoshop.
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milaink Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
that's cool !!! thank you very much for the tutorial! It looks amazing! :squee: Heart 
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SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Love your process and how you build up colors and light
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FICKOYANZELMO Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible
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xpatamonx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Woooow
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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply awesome
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hueyangdesigns Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Gorgeous!
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AlinaSca Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your initial sketch is better than my final work!!! :D
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DaybreakersInTheMist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so awesome! Everytime I see it, I'm just mesmerised by it!!! :D
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AndreaAlek Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Jonathan Hamilton, so excided for the CC livestream with him next week!
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ArinceWang Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
the initial sketch looks cuter though, I love phase iv even more
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:iconkirbara:
KirBara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
very helpful
thanks :D
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AzariaTheDeviant Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WoW the initial sketch looks best! CUTE :3
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JNathanCS Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The sketch is so perfect! Wow! 
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squishiergnat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student General Artist
i personally like the initial sketch better
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WuraChu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I want to say your sketch and final drawing are completely in a different style, and I even prefer the initial one!! XD
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Mutsumipat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Wonderful step by step and painting!
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:iconjessiecozad:
jessiecozad Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a great breakdown of the steps. I love it. Very helpful!
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RainbowPlatypus27 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
amazing!
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KzNt05 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING!! I LOVE IT!!
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NightWoven Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful!!  :clap:
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Irma-C Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad that I like the inital sketch more than the final?
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Roxsalomon-Wix Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me to a mode of production softwares 3 dmax drawing UV, certainly also very much the same as in the painting. After getting the ultimate ideal of design must be premise to master painting truth, and is continuously to be familiar with the tools in the process of use. This picture reminds me something again, thanks for sharing.:happybounce: 
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:iconjoelwhite:
JoelWhite Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I checked the site and just the few steps you wrote down are incredibly helpful. I'm gonna go try out this method right away!
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ttrlabs02 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why, but the third stage is my favorite. There's something so neat about ambient occlusion against a colorless object.
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Madness-is-inside Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
The """""""sketch""""""" is as stunning as the final result! :O
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espoir1001 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2015
Stunning!!
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sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That AO though.. o.o
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