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Hi! I picked this piece for a step-by-step because unlike most of the stuff in my gallery which came with like 20+ layers and about 7 mirror files for milestones, it had a pleasantly straightforward process. That way I’d be able to get my point across better and not irk you guys with unnecessary details sprung from my sucky indecisiveness and lame incompetence.

I consider myself more of a lineartist than anything else, so my ‘coloring’ process would sound retarded and come unsurprisingly as a no-brainer. If you expected fancy painting tips or lighting theories or in-depth reflected colors or other complicated thingamajigs, be forewarned that you won’t find any of them here. I’m the sort who puts ‘impression’ before ‘technique’ and for me, as long as I’m happy with the outcome, even the most retarded and simplest of processes is agreeable. It’s even better because doing things simple would just mean cutting back time and effort! Unless, of course, you’re awesome and you like to do things the hard way, just because you can. Should that be the case, I salute you and I suppose I should be the one checking out your step-by-step.

Anyhoo, this is not a tutorial. I don’t ‘tutor’ because I’m sure each of us has our own way of doing things. This here just happens to be mine:

1. 1 by MischievousMartian
First, I toyed with the idea in my head and then put it into drawing. No need to be neat here, just overall general placement and how the image should roughly look. I like couches and abs, so there you go. The rest I see as decorations.

2. 2 by MischievousMartian
Refined the rough sketch. Fixed the perspective, adjusted the composition, adjusted the characters’ positions using actual anatomical proportions. Most of us would want to get straight past this point and actually DRAW, but I consider spending more time in this step would mean less hassle afterwards.

3. 3 by MischievousMartian
Filled the wire figures with muscles and corrected some slight anatomy issues. I like making subtle details when drawing poses, like maybe a twist on the ankle or a slight curbing of the toes, or the sexy taut lines made by the muscles beneath as they scream with tension. I find that the human body has too many awesomeness to offer visually, even when those are only faint contours and jagged lines.

4. 4 by MischievousMartian
Toning. I find it easier making values with black-and-white than using actual colors, which have different hues and values in themselves. If you have no trouble using colors as values then bless you; unfortunately I’m not that speshul. Picked a new layer and set to multiply, started toning by giving different values to different objects according to their basic colors in reality. E.g., jeans would be darker than skin because it should be dark blue whilst skin is mostly, well, skin color. Giving basic colors to each object would give a more realistic tone once we’ve overlapped them with shadows; everything would set itself apart from the rest nicely.

5. 5 by MischievousMartian
Created a new layer set to overlay to tint the value with their actual colors. The colors would seem washed and desaturated when using overlay or color, but in my case since it’s indoors I figured the colors would naturally be desaturated anyway.

6. 6 by MischievousMartian
Made a second overlay layer to add the final atmospheric and moody touch. Usually this layer would consist of a single main tone and a few others here and there for accent. Lots of red, add a little purple and blue, and the image is close to being finished.

7. 7 by MischievousMartian
Finishing touches, usually on a layer set to normal. Highlights, details, some cleaning up, slap on a title, and voila, the final product!

Photoshop + Wacom all the way. No textures, no fancy brushes, no nothing out of the ordinary. I know and apologize that I made such an incomprehensibly sucky step-by-step—too many words, too little point. I’m an artist after all and not a best-selling DIY author. I promise I’ll try harder next time, if you guys are still up for more.

Cheers!



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checkjhec Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
"Anyhoo, this is not a tutorial. I don’t ‘tutor’ because I’m sure each of us has our own way of doing things. This here just happens to be mine:"

^ YES!! why does anyone not understand that?? D:
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
Hahah :D
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checkjhec Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
everyone think a tutorial will magically perfect a skill they need or want XD
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novaking Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
lol. people use tutorials to begin or learn a new skill we all dont have the same style. but we all need the basic knowlage in order to achive our future goal.
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checkjhec Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
right on :D
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novaking Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
thnxs sorry for the horrible english
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checkjhec Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
no problem, your english sounds fine :)
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HendryRoesly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
*tersepona sm walkthroughnya*

btw.. knp value mulai di multiply layer??? *nyiapin note u/ nyatet*

:D
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional
Ya karena layer baru kan umumnya ada di atas layer lama... jadinya layer value yang dibikin stelah lineart jadi di atas lineartnya. Kalo mau naro lineart paling atas biar value dibiarin normal juga bisa :D

*memang retarded kan*
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HendryRoesly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hm.. unik.. unik.. maklum.. g abis di omelin sm si kampleng tak sopan itu u/ trs bljr value :D.. sm Sakti jg di saranin focus value dulu sih :D.. jd g lg cari2 byk saran buat bljr value, hehehe :D.. makasih yaaa :D.
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