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November 7, 2011
Suggester Says; This is an awesome tutorial with a lot of effort put into it.It explains all the details a picture needs to have. Digital Painting Tutorial by `Dianae
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Digital Painting Tutorial




Just for the record, this tutorial has already been online for two years.

Updated version now includes :

- tips about blending,
- a detailed schema about facial proportions,
- screenshots of the tools used and tips about these tools
- I fixed some typos.

About blending : NO, there's no specific tool used, I just used the paintbrush as mentionned clearly in the tutorial.
Pretty please guys, READ the tutorial before asking.
I've already received 4 notes about blending yesterday some seconds right after I reposed the tutorial, I know that part was somehow missing in the previous tutorial since I had not explained it in a very detailed way with painted examples (I thought that was clear enough but it apparently wasn't) but it's now fully explained.
Thank you!

I won't reply to any question about things already explained here unless someone has got real trouble figuring them out as I've got way too many other things to do so please read the tut carefully ;)


:bulletpurple::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: USEFUL STUFF :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletpurple:

:bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: VIDEOS :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow:

:star:Screen Capture Video Part 1:star:

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:bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow:

:bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: FINISHED ARTWORK :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow:

Please take a look at it, there is a huge closeup showing all details on the skin, fan and hair!!!


:bulletpurple::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: TECHNICAL STUFF :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletpurple:

I've used Photoshop CS3 to paint this, you can download a free trial version on Adobe's website if you don't have it yet! Older versions will work too of course. I'm not sure you can find the Liquify tool in versions older than Photoshop CS though....

Original painting resolution : 9000 x 6714px, 300 dpi. No need to paint such a big image though... I just wanted to be able to print it on a very large size :)


:bulletpurple::bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred: CREDITS :bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletpurple:

I would appreciate if you fav/credit it if you found it useful so it can reach more people. Thank you!
I'd love to see what you can do with it, so don't hesitate to link me your creations, I'll take a look at them :aww:

You may translate it to share it if you want but PLEASE don't change it adding or removing things. Translation must be as accurate as possible to avoid things being hard to understand for the reader. THANK YOU:star:

©Diane Özdamar - 2008/2010
Not for commercial use.
Image size
800x600px 1.75 MB
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I think this piece is very beautiful. I love the expression you gave her, and I think your palette works pretty well. My biggest criticism is that I think her skin starts to look a bit sallow, I know you you said you based her look off of a geisha, but it's not quite close enough to look like she's wearing white makeup or like it's her natural skin color. If you added just the slightest tint of a peachy color (maybe a similar color to what you used on the sakura blossoms?) to her cheeks I think it would counteract the sallowness.

You did a wonderful job rendering the fabric, it looks exactly like silk or satin. It feels like you could reach through the screen and touch it! The rendering of the red fabric feels more believable to me than the rendering of the green fabric, maybe adding some darker values would help. These criticisms are very nitpicky, I remember looking at this piece a few years ago and being stunned by it. Really great job!