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Venetian Masquerade Steps

Okay, this is HUGE (sorry for the large download)

That said, I've gotten quite a few messages asking about process on my more recent work. I am working on a decent tutorial, but in the mean time, there is this! I made this a while back to show some of my process on this piece: [link]

Most of this is still how I work, though I tend to be a bit less rigid anymore (I think)

Hope it helps, and fire me any other questions you may have! I'll do what I can to answer them, and I will upload a more up-to-date tutorial soon :)

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GlyphBellchime's avatar
This is great. It might help me with my digital art.
GoldenMaia's avatar
I would love to make this outfit a real outfit to wear around :)  So lovely!
Mairelyn's avatar
i seen venetian masquerade before. but this step-by-step makes me appreciate it even more. 
sigismvndvs's avatar
so inspirational :D
kenmeyerjr's avatar
Wow...I am glad it is huge! For a mostly traditional artist like myself, seeing these steps is sometimes pretty enlightening.
Hardrockangel's avatar
Great tutorial, thank you for sharing! :tighthug:
kiyahocks's avatar
This is fantastic! There were a couple of things in here I never even thought to do before! Thank you :)
LaJoyLi's avatar
you have an amazing technique! thanks for these amazing tutorial, because, it's so transparent and simple! I really adore the realism to your work. you definitely look as if you could jump out of the page! BRAH-VO
ElleLopez's avatar
You are such a good artist.... holy hell. You rock!
PaolaPieretti's avatar
Lemme ask to see if I got it right: you make a sketch, then a new layer over it with some base colors (including BG?) and over these 2, you paint on normal mode layer? o.o
I always get curious about other artist's process. I kinda get annoyed from painting - always adjusting layer opacity to see if it's going good, you know XP still haven't found a easy way to deal with it.

Btw, pretty awesome tuto and painting!
oberin's avatar
i almost want to cosplay this. this is stunning!
capsize-beautiful's avatar
Do you intentionally leave linework in the finished piece, or is it just kind of a biproduct of the process? Lately I find that I'm never sure how to go about dealing with all the muck of the original sketch.. I do generally sketch in Photoshop though, so maybe it'd be cleaner if I scanned in a pencil sketch. Just musing out loud here I suppose.. any input on the matter would be appreciated though. :)

Great process walkthrough!
JessiBeans's avatar
Good question... This piece is about 3 years old now, and perhaps not as good a representation of how I work as it used to be. I don't actually make such a refined sketch, usually, and I like to be a bit looser and organic with my paintings. I am not generally a fan of linework in my own pieces, but some people do awesome stuff with it. I am not always worried about removing them completely, though, because sometimes it can add texture.

I have the next tutorial about halfway done, it should explain more. Will post soon!
I hope that helps! :)
capsize-beautiful's avatar
Alrighty, I look forward to it!

Thanks for taking the time to reply! I'll keep your advice in mind. :)
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kozispoon's avatar
Completely loving these tips and tricks. Thanks so much for sharing!
Perry-Pictures's avatar
WOWS I love the pattern info, that is brilliant! great work, as always :)
Boku-Chan's avatar
exellent tutorial! thanks alot ;)
chewedmelon's avatar
Thanks. It's great to see such a detailed and informative explanation of an incredible artist's process. x
beachrain's avatar
Wonderful and helpful process. :)
driany's avatar
O_O wooooooooh.....
Telchy's avatar
Good job, your tut explain me many questions :) . One time I will came with better piece of art :D (evil laugh).
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