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G A A R A- O F -T H E- S A N D by l3xxybaby G A A R A- O F -T H E- S A N D by l3xxybaby
*PLEASE READ*
Just a warning. I love hearing what people have to say about my art. But PLEASE refrain from criticism and "Helpful" Tips.
I've had frankly enough of some people telling me what they think is a helpful tip but in the end all it does is make me feel pathetic about my art. If i want a view on it, i'll ask my girlfriend.
Thanks.
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This is the finished Gaara Perspective experiment thing that i was doing lol.
Got impatient with the sand in the end lol but hopes ya all likes :D
Lex.


Sketch: [link] , Lineart: [link] and Color: Lex (me)
Created using: Adobe Photoshop CS4
Time Took: Approx 8hours in total.


Gaara of the sand © Masashi Kishimoto.
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:iconkathlaidaprincess:
kathlaidaprincess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That's so brilliant!
I really love the color of his skin ^^
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you :)
yea went mad on this one for figuring out light sources lol
so cos hes looking up, thers hardly shadows :)
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:iconkathlaidaprincess:
kathlaidaprincess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:D
Welcome! ^^
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:iconmibibo:
Mibibo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:wow: That is so amazing!
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe all the way thru this i was like.....sand again lol

ppl are gonna think your out of ideas alex lol..

so i thought i'd have to make the sand look even better than usual and use the perspective hehe :D

quite proud of it :D
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:iconmibibo:
Mibibo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
I can see why you're proud of it! :D

IT IS BEAUTIFUL :heart:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies... :iconblushplz: now i gotta outdo this one mwahahahaha :D
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:iconteetoon:
teetoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, long live gaara, even tho he died once
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you cant keep a good man down tho hehe :D
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:iconteetoon:
teetoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's right
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:iconlovemanga:
lovemanga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
its Gaara of the funk lex!
how'd u do the sand?
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*HIGH PITCH VOICE* GAARA OF THE FUUUUNKK!!

lol aint seeen abridged in ages..
But its all done by painting the sand on using varied shades gradually building up layers until a nice thick sand wall thingy is done.
Then you get a sandy/pebbly texture (otherwise known as a photo of sand lol) paste that on a layer above the sand. set the layer settings to "overlay" on the texture and change the opacity of it until it looks good :)

sounds techy but easy once you have the know how hehe
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amaya67 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:jawdrop: WOW
he turned out really well :D
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
spent too long on it tho and it didn't come out as the idea i originally had.. :(

damn my impatience lol
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:iconamaya67:
amaya67 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
no problem :)
well i think it turned out just fine :D but hardly anything turns out how you want it to...
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:iconvegeta91:
Vegeta91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Wuv the sandeffect :heart:

And you got Gaara's perfect "tan" on his skin :XD:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes, he has a tan to DIE for :D
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:iconvegeta91:
Vegeta91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
:XD:

He has the same tan as me :noes:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
plenty of sunshine in norway then? :D
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:iconvegeta91:
Vegeta91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
It probably is...

I'm most of the time inside and drawing :mwahaha:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you vampire :D
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:iconvegeta91:
Vegeta91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Its not a bad thing at all :iconimhappyplz:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh this you say is true :D
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Demonhoku Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Oh Wow! That a Great effect with the sand their! The floor look great too and lets not forget Gaara He's shaded great too! Very Nice Job!
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
Yea slowly getting the hang on using textures in my art now, to make it stand out more hehe :)
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Dannielle91 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Cool angels. Eventhough you rushed at the end, it really don't look it.

Amazing job.^^
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies :D

yea the sand was doing my head in lol, but a texture fixed that prob lol
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Dannielle91 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
haha glad to hear it.
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:iconitz-cindyrella:
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
as i thought... its so good... may i ask how did you make that whole sand? brushes? textures? however i like it a lot ^^
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankies :D

Yea the sand, i started off by slooooowwwwly painting in different shades of the sand with normal brushes with color and other dynamics on, with the airbrush setting as well to give it a pressure sensative faded look.

Then slowly build up layers of it until happy with the solidity of the thing. then i got a sand texture (with pebbles, adds effect lol) set it on a seperate layer above the sand. Put the layer setting as "overlay" and changed the opacity til i was happy with it :D

the color shines thru the see-thru-ness of the texture and adds to your pic :D
And that can really be done for any texture :) just make sure any textures you get off here give credit for as its only right really hehe.

Hope that helps hehe
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:iconitz-cindyrella:
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
that helps a lot thank you for letting me know
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probs :) any other help ya need, just ask :D
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:iconitz-cindyrella:
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
thanx now im working on a death note one however its aweful :XD:
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im sure its not lol, the artist is never really happy with their own work :)
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:iconitz-cindyrella:
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
but im not an artist =P
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:iconmalroonee:
malroonee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Holy bunch:omg: this has gotta be one of your greatest coloring art pieces like, EVER!!!! and that background is KILLAH:headbang: tell me, how'd you do it? if i may ask.
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l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY BUNCH??? :D i swear you make up these words hehe :) fantastic :D

thankies again my friend, glad u likes it hehe.
the sand you wanna know about eh? :)

Well i basically make a seperate layer in photoshop for the sand, and then start painting on varied shades of the sand using brushes with varied opacity and color dynamics.
slowly but surely build up the layers of sand until happy, then i get a sandy/pebbly texture, put it on a seperate layer above the sand overlapping it all. set that layer to "overlay" and change the opacity until happy hehe :D

thats about it :D
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malroonee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
lol, i guess i express what i feel:rofl:

oic..well, you're doing a massively radical job. wow i can't believe how amazing you are! seeing how you put those great effects into action, beyond words to be exact..thnx for the useful tutorial yo:slow:
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skankpeach10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
this came out so awesome! i love the perspective of it! the sand looks so badass too! and the coloring i think loooks so exquisite!
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l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thankies :D

Took awhile this one lol...just kept starting and stopping it..
Got well pissed off today and was like bugger it, its getting finished hehe

Glad ulikes how it came out :D wanna know my fave bit?

The floor lol.
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skankpeach10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
yeah the floor looks so awesome! how did you make it????
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its another texture with varied colors underneath to give it the sandy effect :D
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:iconskankpeach10:
skankpeach10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
oh ok im going to have to see if i can do it b/c it really does give off a cool effect
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:iconl3xxybaby:
l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe its easy :) just download the texture you want off the net, place it on a seperate layer above the layer you want the effect on and set teh layer as "overlay" and change opacity as you want it :D

easy stoof :D
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skankpeach10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
omg im totally going to try it out on my next devi! THANKS SO MUCH!
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Morgan-chan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, someone likes Gaara, but that's alright, he is pretty awesome. Very cool pic. It's gonna be a while before I get that good at colouring (and shading >_>;).
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l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yea i loves him :D
but im just mainly trying to get better at drawing him, as i struggle quite alot... especially with this style perspective lol

but thank you so much for the compliment and its all just practise in the end :)
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Tomoko-Tottori Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Gaara-sama!! *glomp him* chu drew him so very well <3
you always draw Gaara so cool! :heart: I love the shading. its so cool! well done! :heart:
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l3xxybaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies tomo lovey!
well if ya likes this one....:)

i've got a really cool pose for another gaara all ready to do, but i needs to sort out the face on him...the hairs all buggered..
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