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Digital Painting Tutorial

By JoJoesArt
Watch me for more art and tutorials!!! :D :iconsanguisgelidus:


I thought it was time for another tutorial!! :D So, this is the process of how I made this painting:

Hope this tutorial is helpful to you! :la: Tell me, would you like to see more tutorials?? ^^

-- Favs, comments and critiques are highly appreciated! :heart: --

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Subbie-I's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

As far as level up tutorials go, this is one of the clearest tutorials I have seen in terms of direction.

This tutorial builds up on existing artistic foundations (i.e coherent lineart technique and knowledge of lighting) and offers some incisive techniques (like the 50 percent opacity for lineart.) for self-taught artists like myself. All the while, it strikes a nice balance between direction and detail, enough detail to be researched on, but not too much to obscure direction of art.

In summary, this is a helpful tutorial for artists looking to go to the next level! I enjoyed it thoroughly and I will be slowly taking on these new techniques, one at a time!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge to the world!
Sinistershadow11's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First off, you put together a lovely tutorial! Like the others have said it is very useful and explanatory so thank you so much!
I really like the colors you used, like making black hair and cool red accents.
I especially like the shadowing on the coral in her hair.

I would've never thought of using that stock photo for an underwater scene, and that was pretty original. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":thumbsup:" title="Thumbs Up"/>
I think the pose you chose to paint and your other details made a very sweet piece! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

I gave the Originality 3.5 stars just because there are many underwater scenes of women so the fish and star fish aren't new, but the coral and bracelet are nice and fresh. The stripes on her face are, too!

I think the fish is in a good pose and is positioned well by the lady and really the only thing I see to criticize is that I can't really tell how far it is away from her. My depth perception is telling me that it should be far away, but it's in front of her hair so it must be close. Maybe you could have less shadow on his belly? I'm not sure.

This is a great piece, as always, =sanguisGelidus! <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconimhappyplz:" title="imhappyplz" />
CSuk-1T's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
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As far as vision goes! This is a wonderfull and well thought out tutorial that will help both beginers, and newcomer's both, a great deal i would think. The instruction's are so simple and easy to unserstand that even the fish would be able to follow them <img src="…" width="29" height="27" alt=":rofl:" title="rofl"/>
As for originality i'm in favour of full marks because, as JJmyster22 said, there are many tutorial's on this subject but, it is the sheer simplistic and well presented accompaniment of the step by step art that makes this above many other's.
The technique i cannot falter as there is nothing to fault; it's all perfect (in my opinion anyway's <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>).
As for impact! Impact is about both the mental and visual effect something will give to a person. By what i have typed here you can tell that it had mental impact upon me, and though visually i like images to have a little more strength in colour this is enough to sustain rememberance in my (or anyone els'e for that matter) mind for some time...longer than the fishes mind at least <img src="…" width="19" height="21" alt=":lmao:" title="Laughing my ass off!"/>
It get's a <img src="…" width="15" height="16" alt=":+fav:" title="+fav"/> from me. Thankyou and well done <img src="…" width="20" height="20" alt=":clap:" title="Clap"/>!
JoJoesArt's avatar
wow, thank you so much for your words! :heart:
JJmyster22's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Brilliant work! Thank you for making this lovely tutorial, it's very helpful!

Vision: Five stars! Everything is very clear and helpful, and the finishing result is fabulous!

Originality: Three and a half stars, I've seen many tutorials for underwater themed drawings, but this one is better than a lot to them I have seen.

Technique: Four and a half stars, wonderful! The half star is taken off just in name of the people who aren't into this style.

Impact: Four stars, I wouldn't exactly look at this in overview and just be like "Wow!" but on closer look, it does have a lot of impact! There's a lot to learn from this!

Overall this is wonderful, thank you thank you. This is a wonderful step by step and I shall be trying it out myself soon. Thank you for this fantastic contribution!
JoJoesArt's avatar
Thank you for this awesome critique! :la:
darksylph's avatar
I did, thanks to this, mine ^^
Not so good like the original one :D
Here:  Sirenetta by darksylph
CainamSpine's avatar
A great tutorial and a great work!
I didn't never try this way :) thank you for this!
TrashCat99's avatar
Thank you, this helped me a lot Love 
die-biny's avatar
Amazing work! 
nali99's avatar
very beautiful and useful, really, thanks. Just one question... how long have you worked on this painting ?
Jolin-chan's avatar
The tutorial is great! :3
Do you maybe know a good tutorial for drawing nose from front view?
when i try to draw it from the front my noses look like pig noses lol
1creativetiger1's avatar
BEAUTIFUL WORK Pinkie pie (the Fourth Wall) plz 
larnacy's avatar
SallyChang's avatar
 love your painting!! it's so gorgeous *-*!!
Caritarian's avatar
So helpful!

I love the concept of using a background gradient to establish the light source! I never thought of doing that! I'm going to try it now!
CHYsheryl's avatar
Awesome tutorials!!! New fan !!!
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espimyte's avatar
Adobe Photoshop tutorial? Darnit...

I'll try it in daMuro! :D
unzumi's avatar
Your tutorials are wonderful, thank you so much for sharing them :meow:
StarryNight359's avatar
thank you, this is perfect! I'm just getting into the whole digital art thing but I've been fascinated for a while. I love fantasy etc so finding your tutorial with such a lovely picture is awesome :D
I'll definitely try my hand at this ^^
when I'm done, am I allowed to put it on here when I disclaim your picture as reference? I won't if you tell me not to.
LuLA03's avatar
Thanks a lot for sharing. It has helped me a lot in my first time. Have a great day :)
LeonHeartNL's avatar
freakin awesome, watching, faving, etc etc etc
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