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Drawing Process by gamera1985 Drawing Process by gamera1985
Here's a quick explanation of how I do my pictures.

So, from left to right:

-1: the lineart...basically, the sketch being inked, and some parts of it being thickened, to accentuate the dynamism of the pic.
-2: Plain colors are added. Nothing much to say here: I create one layer for each color --> it makes files a bit big, but permit to change every color easily.
-3: On another layer, I put solid shadows. Generally using that purple color, though I take a grey blue for parts that are in white.
-4: This what happens when I mix 2 and 3 together (3 being set on multiply). As you can see, the result is pretty good already.
-5: Here I work again on 2, this time shading the plain colors. Basically, drawing looks very soft after this.
-6: Mixing again, this time 5 and 3. Picture is almost done there. I also add another layer, where I put highlights (for eyes and hair generally).
-7: Drawing finished. I just worked a bit on levels and such...


From 1 to 7, it took me about 3 hours (2 hours if I wasn't distracted). I basically mixed a soft shading (the 5th step) with a hard one (the 3rd step).

I hope that tutorial (or rather explanation) of mine was easy enough to understand. ^_^
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Ra-Oul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Really instructive and helpful, it's interesting to know how some people draw !
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
cool 
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northern-puma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
That was very instructive! Thanks a lot.
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Snifer25 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
nyc it gives me new idea
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facadepapergirl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. My. Giddy. Aunt. I'm an anime-style artist myseelf (though none of my good stuff is up here... not til I get a scanner, anyhow). Though I'm still adjusting to drawing with a tablet, my lineart is pretty good. But whenever I look at amazing work like yours, I despair. How do they do that? How could I ever make anything that good? Your simple explanation has made a lot of things clear to me. I'm so glad that Darth introduced me to your work, because I would still be struggling yet. Thank you for this.
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dams01 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
useful thx
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Samberg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
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adriky1012 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
great explanation of your process!

quick question: how do you do your highlights? (like you talk about in step 6). Do you just go over with some white and change the opacity a bit?
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
White dots or lines on a specific layer, and once your done, you duplicate that layer and blur it a bit...so it gives the impression that it shines.
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adriky1012 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
thanks :)
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JDWorth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Learning the processes of various artists drawing styles. I'll take any advise offered! thx.
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Djota Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Very fine your process.
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johndeere5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Beautiful lady, nice work.
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Taspearl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Half a lady?:shrug:
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StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative. I may need to apply some of these techniques to my future projects...
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silverkakashiMBM Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought of shading everything at once like that... How long have you been using that technique (step 3)? I think I'll give it a try. Thank you!
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for about 6 months now... I kinda find it easier to put "solid" shadows that way ^^ good luck with your tries
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice work and process.
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Slime-Series Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Very beautiful gal, tutorial, and coloring and shading! Great work and thank you for this!
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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garsedj Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
j'y arriverais jamais X)
j'ai aucune patience pour les détails :/
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vulcanknight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Realy nice hemi girl. I saw the works at Gammatelier, and I say you are doing it better each time more.
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halftheworld Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Tres bien
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TheDodgerr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Great tutorial man! Really appreciate you sharing it with us.
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the-journey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Call me crazy, but I think #4 is the best out of them.

Thanks for sharing your process though, always cool to see.
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multimaree Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Very nice!
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Toolman19 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Very interesting view of the process. Though just a question about the character, wouldn't some one who travels on her hands, especially one who's well dressed as she is, wear designer 'walking' gloves?
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she does, but she remove them when at her office ^^ much more convenient (and serious) ^^
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Toolman19 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
*grins* but of course. And on the weekend she has a pair of high heel gloves to show off her tight biceps XD
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TenyoSciurus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Next up, an explanation of the thought process that goes into partial women! =D

No?

J/k. You know we love them. ;)
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really thank you! :)
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ANNAMMU Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Favouriting this for easy reference in the future. Thanks for sharing your practice...now if we can only get those 11 herbs and spices shared.....
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Weredeath1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Every step of your artwork is just a amazing as the end result.
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Karosu-Maker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
The step six is a nice idea, I'll have to try it once.
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VoreFriend Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
One of the most complete and concise tuts I have seen, nice! Thought I don't really get how you are doing step 5, what tools are you using?
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mostly a blur pen, or such. ^^ depends on what you prefer to use when you want to "mix" two colors
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RamsusXIII Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
All done in photoshop?
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photoshop, or SAI ^
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
J'y arriverai !! Je ferai des colos aussi bonnes que ça !!
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gamera1985 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^courage! ^^
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Merci, professeur !
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TheDJTC Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Interesting.
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