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Ancient Tiger

By keiiii
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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's avatar
Whoa, colors in your arts are amazing
mayshing's avatar
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's avatar
How did do the patterns on the clothes?
keiiii's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
The clothing in itself is a work of art and the lighting with such lustrous clothing is a very complicated thing :wow:
keiiii's avatar
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's avatar
wow, that would be interesting to see. Good luck!
keiiii's avatar
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's avatar
sounds like a plan, I'm sure you'll get there :D
CinnaMonroe's avatar
The detail on his clothing... I can't even begin to imagine how long it took. It's BEAUTIFUL!
Flowerlark's avatar
Jaw-dropping! You do the reflectivness of the metallic parts so well; I am just in awe.
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