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Cryx: DeathJack Process by Mr--Jack Cryx: DeathJack Process by Mr--Jack
So, about 25 or so hours overall, colours done in Photoshop CS3.
Feel free to ask questions, I'll try to answer them.

Final piece is here -

with some others.

NOTE: this isn't a tutorial as such; i worked out a pretty solid method while working on these illustrations (I ended up producing more than 20 of them) but I've since changed my process a fair bit and always continue to experiment, but either way I hope it's helpful.
Enjoy!

Warmachine © Privateer Press
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:iconprincesaaid:
princesaaid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015   Filmographer
I have no questions speaking i cant even draw good or paint i am just a fan great job. 
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:iconmarciin:
MarciiN Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooo damn... i love it :D
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:icongregor-kari:
gregor-kari Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Luke, is there anything particular you look after when you do the silhouettes? Yours always seem to be so ... lively!
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:icongianenci:
gianenci Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks, thi is very usefull for me !
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:iconfaolgarg:
faolgarg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I did this [link] using these steps, they helped a lot thank you!
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:iconbyrologos:
Byrologos Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
o.O Master....
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:iconhi2b2:
hi2b2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit thats good!
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:iconthe-kit:
The-Kit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Incredible.
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:iconalpha27296:
ALPHA27296 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
its amazing , have something from Dawn of War Style ^^ , but can you explain what you mean with " metal rendered on seperate layers " ?, what you do there... because i have big problems with draw metal -.-
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:iconoigleck:
Oigleck Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Artist
OMG its very sick my friend....love it
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:iconjaffacri:
JaffaCri Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Pfff....

Woaw !!!!
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:iconspasticgraphic:
Spasticgraphic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Amazing work! Cripes!
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:iconenimael:
Enimael Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What did you do to get this good?
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:iconpinku-tsukemono:
Pinku-tsukemono Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gack...such a detailed, careful lineart :O :iconscaredtodeathplz:
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:icondorothy10:
dorothy10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Wow this is incredible! : O
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:iconksio-terood:
Ksio-terood Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I want to ask something.. I always get confused and wasted by lineart. How did you do yours? I can see it's digital, but manually with a pen tablet or did you use the photoshop's pen tool?
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional
This linework was done in sketchbook pro but these days I just use photoshop; either way it's pretty similar, I use a tablet and a basic round brush - vector / pen tool lines are far too laborious, especially to go with a detailed painting like this.
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:iconksio-terood:
Ksio-terood Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thanks xD
I just asked 'cause I'm having a little trouble with the lineart. I recently got a tablet but wasn't able to pratice with it a lot.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional
Yeah, having a tablet is completely essential to the digital painting I do
does take a while to get used to it though :)
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:iconksio-terood:
Ksio-terood Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ;D

I'll have some more pratice xD
I'm not very fond of using vector lines ;D
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:iconrozalindaalvaro:
RozalindaAlvaro Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
speechless! 0_0
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconmitsukumuro:
Mitsukumuro Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
owo nice. this gives a easy way of doing metal in my art.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional
:D
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
you! it was you! you stole allt he talent! give some back! there are other people that want to do awesome stuffs, too! :P :)

love your wips... very insipring.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional
haha :D

Thanks!
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:iconkingreddark:
KingRedDark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome man!!!!
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional
thanks!
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:iconwillgart:
WillGArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kill me...kill me now O,O ur amazing
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional
hehe
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:iconnoequilibrium:
NoEquilibrium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You make it look like it's so easy to paint :p
This is pretty awesome!!
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional
Haha
Thanks!
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Dantes-X Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
May I ask how many days you needed for this work?
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional
Um. . . it was a bit spread out, but I guess maybe 3 days if you compressed it.
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Dantes-X Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ok. Thank you. ^^
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:iconmuche-orz:
Muche-orz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow , simply badass evil mecha! Makes me think of some bosses from SmashBros or KingdomHearth , but ... more detailed and looks , in my pov , better 8D

Great art, always more than usual ;) Keep it up!
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odcinki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Damn...
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:icondeasmonius:
Deasmonius Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I bow to your greatness Mr. Jack. i just bought the Warmahine book with your illustrations from Privateer Press. did not even know you had done the Death Jack one of my favorites.
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Nexsusthenewb Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I'm confused as to howw your getting perfect 'colouring within the lines'...
Are you useing the quick mask for every individual section? Because I've found it to be a pain to go throw and flat colour every section too only say to myself "there, a whole day of tedious colouring flats done......now what...ooh damn I have no idea what I'm doing"
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional
Well the short answer is I'm not ;)
The main silhouette is done using the magic wand and then the rest of the 'flats' are fairly roughly painted in actually - it's just that at this small size they look tighter than they are. I didn't really use the quick mask or other selection tools that much while painting generally since (at least on the 'Jack, the background is a different story) it's mostly straight painting and not much gradient work and that sort of thing.
Because I know that I'm going to be painting over the top of everything (even with the background) to clean it up you don't have to be so paranoid about getting your flats right. (Especially I guess on a piece like this with only a few basic colours.)
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:iconnexsusthenewb:
Nexsusthenewb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
damn, well that clears up alot of mssing links, cheers for taking the time to answer my Qs, I gotta put this info to work.
cheers again, and buff zerg.
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:iconhengshan:
hengshan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
wow..this is awesome!!!!!!!!!
i love your artwork man..
can i seek for some advice about the glow stuff?
i always try to make things glow..
but it seems to failed all the time..
things like illidan's warglaive or protoss's psi blade stuff like that..
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:iconricoartistico:
ricoartistico Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
how do you go about the atmospheric BG?
love the MSI tag btw.

great stuff as always.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional
That's one of the few times that I use a brush that's not at 100% opacity, but I usually just paint it in.

Thanks! :D
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:iconvenominon:
venominon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I loved the way you made these jacks,and loved them more when you showed on how to make them!

But I have a small question: any tips on making the tight lines and how do i make the lines more discrete when i paint the illustrations?
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional
Well on these working at a higher resolution always helped to get things tighter; and just taking your time with it.

Thanks!
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:iconholymane:
HolyMane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we can do it the easy way or teh hard way...
i'm planning a invasion with the main objective of kidnaping one of your PSD files.
or you can simply share it
the choice is yours!

lol, but yeah i'd effing love to see one your insides...i mean , of your work!
that would be really cool! and i'd love you for evah!

anyway i separated question, do you ever mess up with flow?
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional
as in the brush setting? Not really, no - opacity with pen pressure has always done enough for me.
At some point I might :)
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:iconkurtcrawler:
kurtcrawler Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing work, I've been trying to work with my bamboo and cs3... but i can't get anywhere near your quality.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional
It's more practise than it is tools, but thanks kindly!
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