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Autumn Process

Short explanation of my process for Annabeth Autumn, in case anyone was interested! Feel free to ask questions below and I will try my best to answer them!

a — Lines by Raichiyo33
b — Ambient Occlusion (shadows)
c — Flat Colors
d — Ambient Occlusion on top of Flat Colors
e — Key Light (direct sunlight)
f  — Reflective Light (from ground)
g — Atmospheric Light (from sky)
h — Light Sources all combined
i  — Additional effects and fixes (light bloom, dusty lens, loose hair, specular highlights)

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kenziekupkake's avatar

I love this post I can't tell you how much I appreciate it thank you!!! Beautiful work!

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Dysantia's avatar
lol i remember this picture. Its being posted Everywhere now because everyone thinks its Mercy from overwatch
StroopDOG's avatar
es bueno saberlo 
Northworn's avatar
This is soso nice💕 I keep forgetting that you can paint skin like this with Disney-like styles too!
cappie's avatar
god damn, that looks awesome...
Dragonfly-Point's avatar
A fantastic step by step of a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing!
johnway's avatar
That's fantastic painting! For the holiday's i'm eager to do some practice and your techniques seem the most tempting to try!

i was wondering about what kind of layers you used for each part. Especially for the ambient Occlusion (multiply layer at a low opacity?), keylight (normal/hardlight layer), reflective light (screen?), atomspheric light (screen gradient with additional normal/screen layers?) 

keep up the good work!
tsuaii's avatar
Hey! So my layers are as follows:

Ambient Occlusion — colored (usually red-ish) Multiply layer; full opacity but I do the shadows very softly
Key Light — usually Overlay or Vivid Light, whichever pops more
Reflective — also Overlay
Subsurface Scattering — almost always Lighten, and as a red/pink color
Atmospheric Light — again usually Overlay
Light Bloom — always Linear Dodge (Add), with mid-value/high-saturation hues

Hope that helps some!
johnway's avatar
hi tsuaii apologies for the late reply. Many thanks for the infomation. I'll give it a go hopefully this weekend on my current picture i'm working on!
tsuaii's avatar
No problem, hope it helps!
johnway's avatar
Apologies for the late reply! i thought you might to know i tried your techniques out and mixed in a few of my own (ie, making it up) to cook up an image:…
smiling-abuse's avatar
tried to mimick your technique here
turned out not to bad i think, thanks for the help!
tsuaii's avatar
This came out nicely! Good job!
Sho7oN's avatar
Really awesome ! A video (even speed painting) can be much helpful !
nhsubhash's avatar
Awesome process bro.. a video may help more us, anyway Thanks :)
taemart's avatar
cool how do make this Ao , i mean i try,d doing it like a lot of time,s but i just couldn't, do you have like a vid tut describing it ?
tsuaii's avatar
Hey there! It can be tricky sometimes, but I'm currently working on a detailed series of tutorials to cover the process!
taemart's avatar
really that,s cool where or when will it be
tsuaii's avatar
I will make a post or announcement when it's ready ^^
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YokoBB's avatar
Love her yoga pants.
Very very sexy!
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