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hobohollis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
This goes so hard. Do you sketch then scan?
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Si2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Yes, everything is hand drawn and hand painted and then the individual elements are put together and edited in Photoshop.
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hobohollis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Oh okay. I love your work. I do a lot of scanning and then work on it in photoshop, but i have a lot of trouble using my actual drawings in the piece without it looking unfinished. I always end up just using my work as a guide which i draw over in the computer, but that causes me to lose that sketched look. Is there a process or technique you use to separate your lines from the paper?
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Si2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Ok, this might be hard to explain but hopefully not.

Once I've scanned in the drawing into Photoshop I will use 'Levels' to adjust the contrast and get rid of all of the bits of 'dust' or whatever you call it so what I am left with is just the black lines of the drawing. Then I double click on the bg layer in the layer menu and press ok. This unlocks the layer that the drawing is on. Then I go to the 'select' menu and use 'colour range'. Once this separate window opens up make sure that the colour you are selecting is white and put the 'fuzziness' up to 200 and press ok. Then press delete, then de-select, then use the 'levels' to darken everything (selecting and deleting all of the white makes the black lines slightly lighter around the edges. Whacking the levels all the way to the right twice will get rid of this) and there you go - your line drawing is separate from the paper.

This is what I use on pretty much every drawing as it allows me to easily work behind the line drawing. I'm sure there are other ways of doing this but I find this to be a very quick way. I have added 'select colour range' to my shortcut menu which helps to speed the process up. I hope this makes sense and I hope this is what you meant. If any of this is confusing and doesn't make sense please let me know.
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hobohollis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Oh gottcha. That's pretty similar to way I do but should work a little better. Thanks a bunch for explaining it
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Si2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
You're welcome.
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hobohollis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Oh also do you use bristol paper?
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Si2 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Nope, what's that?
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plurpleMoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student
i can see that the splatter is heart shaped very clever and very nice
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Si2 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
That wasn't intended and I've never noticed it until you mentioned it but now that I've seen it it works kind of well with the theme of the piece. Thanks!
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
hi:)

Your wonderful image has been featured in my journal:


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Feel free to visit but there is no obligation:)
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Si2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Thank you very much.
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BellalleB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Thank you
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frankandlucy Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is truly amazing. it brings out a feeling in me, one that i cannot put my finger on.
it's magic.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thank you.
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LemonzLol Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I found this while searching for Celtic designs and ideas on google lol well done, I love it.

x
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thanks
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LemonzLol Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Si2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Thanks
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e-facade Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
i like to think of the blood stains as representing the pollution from the city which would be killing the tree, perhaps thats how you meant it to look. either way, a lovely piece of art. well done. Fav'd!
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Si2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
That's not what I had in mind when creating it but I like your idea. I enjoy hearing other people's interpretations as there isn't just one way of seeing something, it's however the individual sees it.
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Houlton Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Student Photographer
I really like your style you have some amazing illustrations
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Si2 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thank you
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She-Rocks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Powerfull! I love the colours and the imagination in this drawing! Great concept!
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Emn1ty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Love the blood splatter for the tree leaves. Red, White and Black combination give it a bit of a communist feel, which I really enjoy. Composition is amazing, and the art style in itself is awesome. Great job!
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Thank you!
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desipride Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Pretty good work with the splatter
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gabchik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
just...real ART!
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Pim-s Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
very nice done! like the symbolism of he colours and the lineart is awesome
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Si2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Thanks!
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dechapoe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
wew!!! it has life ;) awesome
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Si2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Thanks!
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minikikiart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
This really is gorgeous. was scanning through the other comments - you're right, it is a 'simple' image and yet I can see that you've actually put a lot of effort into the detail and composition. It feels almost apocalyptic. hehe. I just wonder where your inspiration for this piece came from? (just interested) Personally, I think the little flying birds just add that extra touch. :) *beauty*
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Si2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks for your comment. The piece was supposed to be an album cover for the band Eluvian, but they ended up wanting something quite different (it turned out to be 'Album cover 3' in my gallery). I did listen to their music a bit when coming up with the idea, but I think a lot of inspiration came from reading the book 'The Wasp Factory' by Iain Banks. That's where the idea for the posts with bird heads impaled on them came from. Then the rest of it just started to come together as I was working on it. The birds flying away from the tree was one of the last things, they seemed to round off the piece nicely and give a kind of cirlce of life sort of feel. Anyway, hope that makes sense, I've rambled for quite a while now.
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mirhiel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
wow beauty
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thanks
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w00bel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   Digital Artist
very nice, great.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks
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snowph Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
im liking the detail and blood splats, very creepy lol
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Si2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
Thanks
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danii-01 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one awesome picture.
Nicely done <3;
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Si2 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Thank you!
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buci0210 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
I like this pic very much...Its every detail is just perfect...

how did you do the thin white lines, which look like scratches, at the blood part? I always wanted to know. It gives a so cool atmosphere to the pictures. Like an old movie.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
Thank you. The white lines are just done in pen and then scanned in and inverted, and the red splatter is just layers of watered down paint scanned in.
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buci0210 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
aaa, cool. Simple but cool :) Thx for the advice.
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Si2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
You're welcome.
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TreesWithCharacter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
:clap: Absolutely brilliant!!!

I've added it to our :+fav: gallery but if you'd like to join our club & submit it into our member's gallery for more exposure that's be awesome! :D
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Si2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Thank you! I will try and have a look.
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