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Black Dress Chun-Li

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Hello Peeps!

I've recently begun testing and playing around with Grayscale and Gradient Mapping. I've seen many artists in the industry swear by it, so I wanted to start getting the hang of it myself! (That and I haven't drawn Chun in forever)

This was my first attempt at it and I don't think it's too bad. My first attempt was pretty bumpy, but as I went along, I started to see where I could improve my workflow and get faster with this. I still have much to learn with it but I can see how this can drastically improve your production speed.

For your reference: Gradient Mapping is when you start your entire illustration out in purely grayscale/values and then convert those values into color using the Gradient Map function in Photoshop. Then all that remains is processing and clean up.


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:iconbasiliusgalenus:
BasiliusGalenus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
wow...amazing
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconlilly-lamb:
Lilly-Lamb Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
This looks great! :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:wave: Thank you!
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:icons3rb4n:
S3rb4n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful work!
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks S3rb4n! (Is it Serban?)
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:icons3rb4n:
S3rb4n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both options are fine by me :)

You're welcome!
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Bleachlover01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
I used to hate Chun-li with a passion.  Thing is the general artwork, fan-art, and alternate costumes made me warm up to the chick.  Those bangles are still stupid though.(Wasn't a fan of the original outfit, hairstyle, or especially the bangles.  :( )
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I find that the community and the art can really help me shape a healthy (or negative)
opinion on a character too. It's interesting how we have the power to shape a character just
as much as the original creators do.
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:iconthetoondevil:
TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017   General Artist
She looks so cute x3
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! (looks like your icon agrees LOL)
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:iconthetoondevil:
TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017   General Artist
Lol x3
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:iconfallenangelgm:
FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Astonishing! Well done! :D
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks GM!
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:iconandronicusvii:
AndronicusVII Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Very nice.  I especially like the braids
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you : ) I actually like that detail in the official design as well.
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:iconragevx:
RageVX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But... Is it really a dress? I mean, hardly leaves anything to the imagination. Not that I'm complaining ;D
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
That is the real question isn't it LOL

Thank you.
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:iconragevx:
RageVX Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Id say the real question is. "How fast can you take it off?"
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:iconsephzero:
Sephzero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice rendition of Black Dress Chun Li. She looks quite amazing in that style.
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Well thank you : )
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Gosh how wonderful! What a fascinating style you have and how you drew this piece of work with it^^
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:iconoverlordjc:
OverlordJC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :'D
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
Your very welcome! Very VERY welcome! I do my best to comment on amazing work like yours...I hope it doesn't bother you that much. Forgive me if I sound repetitive. Saying the same thing over and again sometimes. I hope they mean something...
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