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Ancient Tiger by keiiii Ancient Tiger by keiiii
There's an oooold art in my gallery, of two naked girls and one heavily patterned fabric. I really don't like that picture, I never did... and it's been a thorn at my side how, despite its overall suckiness, it was STILL my best work in the patterned fabric department. 

I wanted to make a new, better one. So here it is. The character is Lushaka from my comic Heart of Keol

To reblog on tumblr, please do so from my own tumblr post ➜…

(Sorry I haven't been replying to comments/notes... I haven't been on dA in months!)
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wsqzx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Whoa, colors in your arts are amazing
mayshing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I admire your love for patterns and tapestry~ the cool to warmth color also add to the story of the personality. 
and love the mysterious quality of this one, makes one feel intrigued about the character to learn more. :D 
Retro-Sushi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
How did do the patterns on the clothes?
keiiii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017   General Artist
1) Draw gold patterns on a new layer, lock transparency once the drawing is done

2) Draw the colored patterns on a new layer (or even 2-3 new layers, depending on how you work with colors and layers) below the gold layer; lock transparency once that's done

3) Apply shading/highlights. There are so many different ways of doing this. One of the methods I used for this pic was coloring directly inside the pattern layers, which is where the lock transparency comes handy. 

The order is not set in stone. I had some highlights applied before I started drawing the patterns!

If you look at this WIP shot,… you can see how I have some of the gold patterns drawn. I wanted the gold patterns to be more reflective than the rest of the fabric, so I colored inside the patterns with manually chosen colors. The highlights on the rest of the picture were applied using a linear dodge layer to save time.
Flutterbest Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! The amount of detail in the clothes is incredible and the shading and lighting is also really well done! Fantastic work.
AliceRitter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The clothing in itself is a work of art and the lighting with such lustrous clothing is a very complicated thing :wow:
keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! I'm very tempted to do something even more complex... something similar to this, but with like 80% of the image covered with patterns? X'D It would be fun (and time consuming) to do!
AliceRitter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that would be interesting to see. Good luck!
keiiii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! I've made an attempt and it turned into a different kind of a pic. Ah well, I'll keep trying! X'D
AliceRitter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds like a plan, I'm sure you'll get there :D
CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
The detail on his clothing... I can't even begin to imagine how long it took. It's BEAUTIFUL!
Flowerlark Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017   General Artist
Jaw-dropping! You do the reflectivness of the metallic parts so well; I am just in awe.
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