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When the world went silent by DamaiMikaz 


Note: This is more or less my speedpainting process. Nearly all of it is done in one layer and layers are merged regularly to maintain the speed of the photoshop file. 

01. Rough sketch. My sketches are usually a mess of lines. They mostly serve the goal of determining the general gesture of the chars and edges of the environment.
02. Value blocking. Blocking in values with my beloved hexagon brush. 
03. Value overpaint. Yes. This is all done in one layer. If I make a mistake I simply paint over it.
04. General color scheme. I usually use do general color scheme, either with 'color' blending mode or 'gradient map'. This helps me to keep the color/mood consistent throughout the image.
05. Add color on the objects on the foreground. Background colors are mostly blended by atmospheric perspective. The further away objects are, the less of their own color they show. Also added some details.
06. Final image. Did some light/contrast adjustment to make the image more engaging. Also added snow, because snow is awesome! 


Bullet; Black F.A.Q Bullet; Black FACEBOOK Bullet; Black YOUTUBE Bullet; Black INSTAGRAM Bullet; Black TWITTER 
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:iconmetatf:
metatf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
these are interesting to see
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ParalleliUni Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, amazing amazing amazing! 
I really wish I could draw so good like you do! I love how you smoothed out the lines and everything :) 
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:iconfloresfire:
floresfire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Amazing :D
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:icongimalad:
Gimalad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Looks awesome! Us scrubs can learn a lot from seeing how good artists go about making their paintings. Thank you! :D
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ColorfullyMonotone Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So nice. How long did this take you?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was speedpaint-ish... so I guess somewhere around 2 hours or so?
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oshRED Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
WOOHOO! Awesome to see your work process DM! :] I gotta say your figures look really good under their clothes, even though it gets covered up at some point it really makes a difference to have good foundations. :] 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. I pretty much always use basic gesture lines, despite the wide clothing. Helps me pinpoint how the characters move ^^
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:iconduffyknight2005:
Nice piece, but take it to the next level by adding cast shadows, and adjust your light source to effect the character. The tree's all have a light source but the character doesn't. (I can take the piece and show you if you aren't sure what I mean)
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Lillendandie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I agree there would probably be a lot of cast shadows from the tree tops onto the snow but most of this artist's work seems pretty stylized, even the trees in this one seem exaggerated to fit the mood. 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured the light would be rather diffuse in a blizzard 
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:iconduffyknight2005:
Duffyknight2005 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
During a blizzard yes, however what you have drawn isn't a blizzard. 😊
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's still clouded and full of snow :shrug:
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:iconblaiseharuna:
blaiseharuna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Filmographer
Nice. :)
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:iconchroniclerenigma:
ChroniclerEnigma Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
the blue glow is gorgeous
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:iconchaoswolfstone:
Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconjadethestone:
jadethestone Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question about your process... How exactly do you go from black/white shades to color? Is it colored on the same layer or a separate one. If it's on the same, how do you keep the colors from mixing too much with the blacks and whites while keeping the objects and the lines in the painting consistent? If it's a separate layer, how can you tell what the shades underneath the layer are while also keeping the objects and lines consistent?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adding a new layer and set the blending mode on color. Then merge down as soon as I have the basic colors down and paint over it :)
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:iconjadethestone:
jadethestone Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. That's super helpful, thanks! I may try out that method at some point.
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srobinso5084 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
makes it look so easy 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really hard, though :ohnoes:
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:iconsrobinso5084:
srobinso5084 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
still don't believe that Sherlock Holmes 
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L0rdUnderSnail Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing.
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Nice job doing this! keep it up okay?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will :la:
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SlaughterCounty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! I've been curious about value mapping for a while and this inspired me to give it a try! When you're adding detail colors (like in step 5) are you using a separate layer with a color blending mode?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. And I merge them as soon as I have the basic colors down and then paint over it for the details 
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SlaughterCounty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great info!
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:iconphanime-trash187:
phanime-trash187 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
i frickin' love this!! <3
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:icongonchiarts:
GonchiArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconparyficama:
Paryficama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
omg 
the idea to start with black and white to see the contrast, it's so good :0 
never thought about that 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called value blocking. It's very helpful :)
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:iconparyficama:
Paryficama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
ye i see ^\/^
thanks for sharing this information with me! 
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:iconitsmykowai:
ItsMyKowai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually very inspiring. great work, you always do such a fantastic job
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:iconthemandii:
themandii Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really interesting to see how you work! 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But... does it really help?
I feel like my working process is such a mess :lol:
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Childish-Bambino Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice <3
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T4coCat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Photographer
I'm impressed, I mean, woaw :3
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Embrace-Fate Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. I, a carpenter and not a traditional artist, really love these things. If I can see the process, then... I have an idea of where to begin. Thank you.
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