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Digital Painting Tutorial

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*BIG file*

Here is the tutorial based on my previous work (I used it's PSD file for it). That's my own digital painting way and actualy a mix of different styles. The latest 14 works were made this way.

*I don't have Photoshop in english so I tried to translate all the options. I'm sorry if sometimes there is not prooper translation but I hope you will understand what I mean anyway ^^;

Hope it's clear enough. In case you don't understand something, feel free to ask question :)


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pyrooma's avatar
Great tutorial, but I have a quick question: I understand how you put down the base colors as well as the shadows and lighting. But how do you define the details of the characters? An example would be, how you fixed the birds tail feathers to be more detailed, if that makes sense. What technique is that? Sorry to bother, but I didn't understand how you got to that point.
Tervola's avatar
When you have all colors and shadows set you make a new layer at the top of other ones (step 6.). Use dropper tool (shortcut on keyboard is alt+left click) to fast drop colors from the picture and continue to paint details in the right color. On this top layer you can paint over lineart and other layers, fix shapes and colors. If you make a mistake you can just erase and start over again. That's how I made tail and other details. You don't need to draw all the details on the lineart layer and fill them in colors and shadows in the sketch step. All of this you make at the end.

I hope that will help ypu. If you still have questions fell free to ask :)
pyrooma's avatar
Oh, okay thank you!! 
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Cassie-Draws's avatar
Ah this is great! :) Thanks so much for sharing!
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You're welcome! :hug:
Stealium's avatar
This is boss~ Thanks so much for sharing.
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You're welcome :) I'm glad it's helpful.
Andromeda-Icarus's avatar
|| Can I ask - what program are you using?
Tervola's avatar
I draw on graphic tablet and use Adobe Photoshop only.
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DeCiPhEr179's avatar
Thank you very much for making this! ^~^ ♡♡♡

I've been looking for something like this for days to help me learn how to improve my drawings! T_T
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You're welcome! I'm glad it will be helpful to you :heart: Good luck in your art imrovement :)
DeCiPhEr179's avatar
Thank you-

But I'm a little confused on what layer the sketch is supposed to be on
Tervola's avatar
First you start with sketch layer then you create layers around it. If you have sketch layer, you make new layer right under it to fill with colors. Anything you want to cover the sketch lines you make layer over it.
DeCiPhEr179's avatar
Okay, thank you!
DatGuyJekkt's avatar
Ohh wow such a nice helping piece, thank you very much!
Tervola's avatar
You're welcome! :aww:
fantastic tutorial :)
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I'm glad you like it :)
LadyKnishe's avatar
Zastanawiam się, bo widzę, że pracujesz w photoshopie, czy takie rzeczy da się też robić w gimpie? Nie stać mnie na razie na photoshopa, i  martwię się, że nie będę w stanie robić w miarę dobrych rzeczy bez niego :<
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