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commission - before/after shading process + cameo by Luminosion commission - before/after shading process + cameo by Luminosion
EDIT: I'm almost done YAY!!!

+ cameo appearance.

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Just to give you guys an idea of simply how long it takes me to shade and stuff ...

I'm sure there are shortcuts that I'm not using, but I prefer my more "traditional" methods! c: I work in Corel Painter 11 (hopefully moving to 12 soon!), and my preferred tools are airbrush and pencil. To mimic traditional art, I like to use pencil (because it looks like colored pencils, which are my favorite traditional medium). Sometimes I use calligraphic brushes and paintbrushes, but usually I use pencil (especially when drawing anthropomorphic animals, because the pencil really works well for fur shading/blending).

I really love putting layer over layer of color ... it gives the picture lots of dimension, unlike simple gradient shading (which was how I used to shade).

You can kind of get an idea of what I'm talking about here.

In this picture, I'm working with three layers: Base color themes, lines, and the top layer (which becomes the main layer). I heap color onto the top layer, acting like it's the new "canvas," and that's where I put all my shading and stuff. Eventually I merge all of the layers together so I can clean up the edges and such, and make everything more fine-tuned.

... hope this was interesting! XD
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nicely drawn! :D
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Digital Artist
And I keep updating it, so I hope it's even better now!
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PointCaliber Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Takes sun glasses off* My god...

That armor is totally "Tik-tick" (You know what I mean xD) I really, really enjoy seeing this develop, how the shape and various forms manifest with each stage. Make me wanna draw :excited: To the photoshop machine! *Old Batman Theme*

Now not only does he looks scarery than my relatives on Christmas after not seeing them for years, he looks totally badass. Scary-Badassery would be the most accurate description. Levels of awesome: Rising at a uncountable rate!
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Digital Artist
YAYYYY PHOTOSHOP!! X'3

... also you make me laugh ALL THE TIME OH MY GOODNESS. "Scarier than my relatives on Christmas..." HAHAHAHA DYING OH GOD.

I was trying really hard to make him scary yet badass at the same time!!

PS: Did you get the email???
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PointCaliber Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I didn't :o
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Nuuuuuuuuuuu.

I shall have to send it again ...

Also did you see the update on this picture?? :'3
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PointCaliber Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, looks friggin' fantastic :D Evil Macgyver doesn't look to happy xD maybe because the other guy took his paper clip.

The colour blending in this is just "aaaarggg,I wish I could do this!" Just look at his blue mane! And at their fur it's- its perfect and I like how the background swirls around them focus your attention on the swords clashing.

It's amazing, all of it, it really is Kat ;)
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Hahahaha GIMME MAH PAPERCLIP BACKKKK *swordfight*

I'm so glad you like it!! ♥ BLUH SO HAPPY

And about the background: You're good with how it's going??
I couldn't think about where they might be fighting ...
But feel free to tell me if I can improve anything!!
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PointCaliber Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I originally suggested the Krazoa palace, out on the roof somewhere. But this looks like the Final Destination level from Brawl, which is much better and wouldn't look all sad and rainy like the palace.

Improvements? Not any I can really suggest.
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Luminosion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I can easily make the shift to Krazoa palace! Just gotta add some details of rain and outcroppings, if you like! c:
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