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PRO TIPS FOR DIGITAL ARTS

These are few but essential tips that will help you at improving in your digital craft, be it Painting, Airbrushing, Digital Design or Photomanipulation:


IS YOUR ART COMPLETED?

:bulletblue: When you think you are done and ready to submit, you are actually not quite so. This means it's advisable to take few hours of rest before submitting in dA or call it completed, the next time you view your art with fresher sets of eyes you'll certainly see the work in a new light, from there you can spot areas for improvements; be it color correction, contrast value, touch ups and more painting.

Why is this happening?
When you view your artwork through extended period of time your eyes gets 'immune' at spotting errors; even the quickest of break from staring at the monitor allows the eyes to reset. The human eyes are great at adapting, it's natural that it accepts errors hence bypass them when exposed to it long enough. The longer you are away from the work the better.



HORIZONTAL FLIP CANVAS

:bulletblue: Frequently view your WIP in 'mirror view' with Horizontal Flip. This technique will reveal errors and mistakes that you can never spot in default view.
This technique has been used since the Renaissance period where painters view their artworks in the mirror while progressing at painting.

To do this in Photoshop: Image > Image Rotation > Flip Canvas Horizontal
It's advice that you create a 'one button' shortcut key for ease of use, I suggest using a key from F1 to F4 as it's the closest to the left hand since you'll be using this a lot

I've implemented this technique to the point I paint my artwork in both views equally. This constantly allow me to fix errors and see things in fresher view.

Out of all the digital arts 'secrets', this is one of the biggest game changer being that all spectrum of skill levels from Beginners to Pros will surely benefit from it. It's one of those things that doesn't sound prominent but greatly affect the outcome of your artwork when embraced.

Additionally, you have the advantage to work in reverse canvas when you flip it horizontally; this is useful when working with diagonal strokes that are usually difficult to draw (right handed) from bottom right to top left. When flipped it's feels natural to draw when it's from top right to bottom left.




THUMBNAIL VIEW MAGIC

:bulletblue: View your art in Thumbnail view every now and then while progressing during the work. This view will help you at summing up the general composition of the artwork as you progress; and most importantly, this is how your art is seen most of the time in dA or anywhere in the internet, so if you have an eye catching thumbnail, you'll invite more viewers to click on it.

In Photoshop, it reaps soo much benefit to have the Navigator Window enabled; this way you can work while assessing the composition, light and value without details distracting the judgment.




COMPLEMENT YOUR COLORS

:bulletblue: COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Visit this helpful site for your color scheme guidance:

colorschemedesigner.com/

This will help you in making your colour choice in your art more harmonious.



USE THE COLOR BALANCE TOOL

:bulletblue: If you want to alter the colors of your painting then Color Balance is a fast and easy way to slightly or completely change the tones of your image. You can warm it up by upping the reds, or make it cooler with blues. Make a duplicate of your entire image and alter the Colour Balance as you see fit..



ALWAYS SAVE NEW FILES & BACK UP LAYERS

:bulletblue: Always save, that's the golden rule. It's so frustrating to lose something you're really happy with, and even more so to have someone tell you, "you should have saved!" The thing to do is to save as a new file intermittently. Try to develop a numbering system that makes sense and is easy to remember.

It can be useful to keep the layers in case of emergency. If you really need to flatten the whole painting or merge most of the layers, then make a backup copy of the .psd file with the layers intact. It might save you a lot of time down the road later on especially when you have to make major changes

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Eddy-Shinjuku
エディ シンジュク
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Malaysia
Freelance Digital Artist
Always in pursuit at blending styles that bridge the worlds between Western and Eastern.
This philosophy sets on a course of it's own which encourages true freedom to exhibit a wide spectrum of styles; ranging from semi-realistic manga art, environment concept art, to video games promo art.


Artist Status: Open for 2018
:bulletgreen: Personal Commission.
:bulletgreen: Commercial Commission.

Contact:
:bulletgreen: Drop a Note here or reach me at shinjuku.district@gmail.com for personal commission and commercial freelance service.

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Assassin's Hideout
Concept of a futuristic alternate Earth where the moon is replaced by Mars.

Assassins's are ironically called 'Angels' in this twisted multi-level corporate world, bunch of indoctrinated fanatical kids trained as instruments to subjugate what they believe are the 'evils' that exploits Mars.
Stay in school kids, don't do drugs!


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NERO AWAKENING - Bookcover Commission

The Neron Rising Saga Book 3

Commissioned for Keary Taylor, a USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty-five novels.


AMAZON: amzn.to/2LmnJHY

AMAZON UK: amzn.to/2QGPVvi

AMAZON AU: amzn.to/2S6k57N

IBOOKS: apple.co/2CjmkPy

B&N: bit.ly/2LKk4ns

GOOGLE PLAY: goo.gl/LCLJRE

GOODREADS: bit.ly/2R2Yu2w


Neron Rising Saga Book 1:

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SOMBRA BlizzCon 2018 Commission

BlizzCon 2018


Created this artwork for a client as a gift to Sombra's voice actor Carolina Ravassa, and have her signed it!

Signed canvas copies from the one and only herself!

Untitled by Eddy-Shinjuku  Untitled by Eddy-Shinjuku  Untitled by Eddy-Shinjuku 


Credits:
Blizzard Entertainment
Activision

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bowsette scrapped
Got carried away with the meme when it was lit, then I got conscious half way through painting of how lame this was lol

Failed to capture the nefarious attitude and playful demeanor of the subject. She looks too much on the innocent tsundere side, which some of you might dig that.
But sharing it anyways because I already promise everyone who wanted to see it.


This is a face crop, was planning on painting the body, but meh

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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RebukeX7 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Always a pleasure to just take a  moment and appreciate the work you do, you truly have talent and were a pleasure to work with! Also I just got a printed copy of my book, and the cover you designed came out beautifully. You can find it on amazon, Presence: The Marked by L.J. Branch. Look forward to working with you in the future!
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ZenHeadshot Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2019  New Deviant
I really love your art, I hope you continue being awesome! I actually came to comment because i saw someone was using your Nier Automata art to sell metallic posters with it and I figured i should let you know in case there could be an issue. The link is htt ps://displate . com/displate/852930?q=automata  (Not sure if deviant removes links so i added 3 spaces)
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ScarlettBlood96 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is sooooo unbelievably beautiful! <3
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for the support!
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from cemac and :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your happiest and most successful and creative one yet.
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SkullsKnight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
happy birthday 
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GodDragonKing Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Happy birthday!
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SuperheroeLover45 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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AndronicusVII Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Happy birthday!
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