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Hotsprings walkthrough

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Published: December 16, 2013
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Saved some steps from this ^^

1 layer used (not including sketchy lines )

Hotsprings by griffsnuff
Characters belong to MelissaR1
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MysticalWhisperHobbyist Digital Artist
Do you usually use one layer other than the sketch or do you use multiple? :0
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griffsnuffProfessional Digital Artist
I usually use one layer :3 
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MysticalWhisperHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! : D
Numbai's avatar
NumbaiStudent General Artist
When did cats like water xD
Nah this is beautiful <3
I love the clear water and the environment! It looks so clean. I wish I could be there. You did an amazing job <3 keep it up! :)
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UFO-CrasherStudent Digital Artist
this tutorial is very helpful, thanks for posting it!
Backlash91's avatar
did you use photoshop for this or sai?
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Yesterday-TorreyStudent Digital Artist
Beautiful
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FaithLeafCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for posting the tutorial! Very helpful! :D
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CriminalSpiritHobbyist General Artist
So beautiful how you just slap down colors and refine it, there is so much depth in your work! ^^
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DUBST3P-SH4YMINStudent Digital Artist
what brush do you use? o:
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FabriceWHobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I look at your work regulary and there are some really brilliants and fresh paintings here!

Just one question: do you plan something before the first step? I mean even if the strokes seem messy, all the scene is already set. Do you make sketches before that or is it pure inspiration (which were if it's the case purely unfair lol)
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griffsnuffProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I usually just draw random things, but the artist requesting this told me they wanted a hotspring scene with birds.
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FabriceWHobbyist General Artist
well ok, but for this one, did you plan something before placing the elements or did it come by itself? :D I'm sorry to stress that point because I notice how important it is to set an image well so that it becomes captivating! I try to improve my images but I have to do lots of small sketches before finding a pleasant setting.
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griffsnuffProfessional Digital Artist
It comes by itself ^^ when you have a good visual library stuff like this usually comes by themselves. Its also good to know basic art theory, which also just goes on automode as you  paint.
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FabriceWHobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks for the answer. Btw your tutorials are always very pleasant to show, because there are simple and efficient.
So Let me wish you a happy holiday and all the best for what's to come!
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griffsnuffProfessional Digital Artist
:D im glad!
phlavours's avatar
Sorry to ask but wow on one layer is really amazing! I have to use layer modes for lighting and shading when I paint. How do you go about choosing colours for light and shades?
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griffsnuffProfessional Digital Artist
color theory x3
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GreatniniHobbyist General Artist
I scrolled from top to bottom and I think "Yes...okay..yes...well.." and than the last step I looked like this -> :eyepopping:O_o: :wow: (because I saw this before the completed pic) But very nice to see how you work :D I must try this way in the holidays...I hope it would work :D :aww:
CelestialRainicorn's avatar
lol

Just draw lines/shapes

Add refinement

Done!!
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HypercatzzStudent Digital Artist
your icon dances perfectly with my music x3
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yellowsmoke321Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool step by step progress displayed
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MakkonProfessional Digital Artist
I'm glad that you excluded all of the steps for the last one, because those aren't as important as the initial work. it's the 80/20 rule. Any steps after those first few, besides the final, are not helpful to most aspiring artists, their problems lie within the first moments of a painting.
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LisaGreywoodHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love seeing these progress shots. I'm curious how many layers you used, and what things were on what layers.
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