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Lightning Mage by DeepChrome Lightning Mage by DeepChrome
Was bored, felt like doing a speedpaint. I also wanted to mess with colors on the new tablet, and just well...play with my new toy. :shrug:

I had fun with this one. I tried to make him look powerful yet mostly neutral rather than evil or good.

Didn't bother watching the clock, it's probably an hour, hour and a half at the most.

Photoshop CS3, Wacom Cintiq. :paranoid: Don't everybody hate me at once....
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Chamaeleonidas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Striking! Like the top of my head just got Bzzzzzapped
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the-sidewinder Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Very awesome
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta get me some o' them brushes.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're actually from our own BalanceSheet at the forums. Try PMing him; I don't know if he's still got them hosted for download. He had trouble hosting them for all the forumites who wanted them back when he first posted about them. They're a pretty large collection. It'll probably take your Photoshop several minutes, I kid you not, to load them into the brushes menu. :D

They're worth it though. I have loads of fun messing with them in speedpaints, background textures, and the like. A couple of them work for hair textures as well. (Usually they're spotted, etc) There's a couple in there that are good for stone textures, and "leafy foliage" effects.

Somebody also linked me to a bunch of nice fire brushes which I usually use for "magic FX" like this guy's hands. (The lightning is just manually drawn with a thin round on low opacity and linear dodge.) I forget if it was Balance who recommended those or not. DA's got a pretty good collection of free, available custom brushes too. :shrug:
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I recall BalanceSheet's posts. I was hoping you could point me towards the few brushes you actually use.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the cloud ones, the scruffy "rock" texture ones, some of the abstract crystalline ones, and just about ALL the spot-speckle ones (for hair textures). The plant/flower/leaf ones are great for doing foliage, either in a speedpaint or background. You'll find quite a few cloud ones in there. A lot of those seem pretty helpful for quick-and-dirty nebulae.

There's also SOMEWHERE in that gigantic cornucopia a good starburst that makes for a nice ray effect - either for sunlight or super-bright stars, or even "glare" spots. (Firing gun nozzles come to mind.)

There's a group of industrial ones you'll recognize as what I used in some of my "ruined buildings/industrialscape" speedpaint. Also good backdrop or atmosphere stuff. They're generally shaped like buildings or bits of industrial stuff.

I think the trick will be to just play with various ones, and just do a big ol' speedpaint mashup of various brushes. A lot of my earlier speedpaints were really just attempts to see how these brushes work out.
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faithbetinis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
i really like it, nice work! :]
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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glimmergirl0 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
cool :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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glimmergirl0 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
your welcome :D
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