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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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:iconcheckjhec:
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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:iconcheckjhec:
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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:iconnovaking:
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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:iconnovaking:
novaking Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
thnxs sorry for the horrible english
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:iconcheckjhec:
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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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
Semsem!
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HendryRoesly Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sipsip!!
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Judgess Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
wow nicee!! *kaya yg gwa ngertiii ajaaa*
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional
Hahaha :D
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darkmello Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
keren! :D :D
awalnya sketnya berantakan juga ternyata ya, tapi step 3 langsung...muantap
dulunya mbak belajar anatomi gimana seh?? belajar dr live painting?
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional
Namanya sket pasti ya brantakan dong mbak, hahah. Blajar anatomi? Er... live painting?? G juga... paling sering2 menatap diri di cermin atau memperhatikan cowok2 ganteng di mall aja, hahaha :D
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darkmello Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
live painting, gambar model gitu
soalnya gambar2 mbak anatominya bagus, jd penasaran belajarnya gemana :D
very talented artist from indo >.<
ditunggu tutorial laennya lho mbak :D
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shinwolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it's always interesting to see the process of sketch to finished image. :3
steps 2 to 3 have me staring in awe as to how you draw in the anatomy and cloth details.
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional
Glad you like it, thanks :D
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ifan80 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
<super retarded mode>
maksudnya rpg+piso di bog yah min???
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
*menepuk jidat sndiri*
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ifan80 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
sekali menepuk jidat
dua tiga pulau terlewati
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
*RPG kampleng*
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ifan80 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
ak47 kale
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional
Katanya RPG-peso... g ada AK di bog hari ini!
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ifan80 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
sib deh
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elaszer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it's been a while to see your work :D...!
too bad no secrets.. :(

laters
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
Lah... ada dong sikretnya... bumbu2 misterius yang masing2 artist punya :D Tapi berhubung namanya sikret, ya sikret!
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BrianEdwardMiller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. I love it when artists use a process that isn't all complex and crazy. You make it look so easy!
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
Haha, thanks! :D
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ShinRone Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice...

makasi bwat tutornya jeng ^^
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
Ini step-by-step sih mas, tapi you're welcome!
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ShinRone Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
udah berasa tutor kok ^^

banyak memberikan pencerahan :D
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artfreakguy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Cool, the purely photoshop and no fancy brushes/stuff really encouraged me:)

Great finished product BTW. If it were me, I would've stopped at #5 :D
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional
I think people are just bedazzled by the wonders of technology most of the time to actually remember that the basics still matter. But that's just me I guess, since I'm to lazy to learn new interfaces :D
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Ah, your creative process is absolutely spectacular! The finished product is unbelievable and even if this isn't produced as a tutorial, it's certainly worthwhile for anyone interested in digital (or traditional) art.

Good work, and great writing to show how it was done! Thanks for sharing! :)
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
Really? Wow, I thought my writing blows! Thanks for making me feel a tad better of myself :'D

Sharing was my pleasure! Glad you like :>
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
No, your writing is clear and very concise (much like your art). I loved it! :)
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pangketepang Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Wahh... makasi mbak dah dibagi ilmunya.

Mau juga dong WIP nya Feathers and Arrow Favorit sayah tuhh~ :D
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
Wahhh itu sdikit mustahil mas, saya sndiri dah g inget step by stepnya gara2 kbanyakan layer soalnya hahahahah :D
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pangketepang Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   Digital Artist
eww~ kalo gitu WIP nya yg terserah Mbaknya deh. Yang masih inget step by stepnyah~ :D ehehe~
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
Ya ini lah dia yang masih aku inget mas hahahai :D
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basotahuikan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
asek-asek...
mbak jasmin buka privat :lol:
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
Hauhauahaha g punya ongkos buat ke rumah-rumah jadi pasang di DA aja :D
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
o love you~!! too bad the thumbnails is a little tiny
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
Click on 'em for a bigger version! :D
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
tried doesn't work
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MischievousMartian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
It should work now! Sorry bout that.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
i never tried b and white be4.. cool~!! thanks~!!
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WScottForbes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional
They don't seem to be there anymore.
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