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TUTORIAL 1: Building the Form

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A lot of people ask me how I paint my paintings and collaborations, so I decided to finally make tutorials explaining the steps I take to get to the results you can see in my gallery. :)

Here's part 1, which shows how to get the shapes down easily.
In Part 2 I will explain how to lay down the colors, and in Part 3 I will further explain how to polish and detail the picture.


This technique is actually a variation of really old traditional oilpainting-technique called grisaille, aka greyscale. It's a very useful technique which helps separate the painting-process into more easily controllable steps.

I know I personally can get carried away by all the lovely colors of the world and my painting turns out to be a complete mess unless I think about the shapes first, as a separate step! Then comes the colors, then comes the detailing and polishing.


I'm sorry about certain inconsistency with the screencaps and whatnot, I painted the painting in another city with a mac and then came home and changed to my PC, I used two different versions of photoshop, etc. So getting this together was a bit messy. Hopefully you peeps can still understand something of it! @_@

LINEART by *MeganeRid!

TUTORIAL part 2: Adding Colors
TUTORIAL part 3: Overpainting and Finishing

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Amarthrien's avatar

Your tutorials are really helpful, thanks a lot for sharing this. I have a question though (maybe someone asked already and I didn't read it, then I'm sorry): Which brush(es) do you use? I can't seem to find it in the tutorial.