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DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:09 PM
Will try to explain the process that this image took, all from the start with the lineart to the color and the final texturing, since I know that my english is not good enough for speak trough a whole tutorial, I will try to explain this with the images and some sentences, I would like that if somebody try to do this, post the results, ok?, here we go.

Step 1. Lineart.
This is always the first thing that i do in all my paints, the lineart don't need to be very detailed, but it needs to have all the scene planned, this is the lineart for the paint.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/1a_lineart.jpg

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:10 PM
Step2. Blocking the Underpainting.
I used an underpaint for defining the scene with a tonal valoration called in the traditional media "imprimatura", this are my swatches for all the imprimaturas.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/2a_bloqueo.jpg

I always try to keep the minor number of layers in all the paints, at this stage, I see the possibility for 2 layers, one for the foreground and other for the background.

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:11 PM
Step3. Sketching the paint.

Here is not too much science u must try to define the figure and the background, is better if you use big brushes and with a far zoom, I used hard brushes here.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/3a_bocetado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/3b_bocetado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/3c_bocetado.jpg

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:11 PM
Step4. Detailing.

When all the sketch painting is set, is time for polish all the paint with all the details that you can do, in this stage I worked with very small brushes some of 4 pixels and a very near zoom about 250%.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/4a_detallado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/4b_detallado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/4c_detallado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/4d_detallado.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/4e_detallado.jpg

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:12 PM
Step5. Adjustments.

Perhaps you want to make some adjustments with a adjustment layer of levels, curves etc. in this case I use a levels layer for get more contrast.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/5a_ajustes.jpg

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:20 PM
Step6. Color.

It's time for coloring, first I made a new layer at "pin light" blending mode for a purple ambient

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6A_COLOR.jpg

Then I create a new layer in "color" blending mode, in this layer I set the basic colors, u better keep these colors in your swatches palette, we will work with them later; maybe the colors are very pale, and definively they are not beutiful but this will be our base for the color work.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6B_COLOR.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6C_COLOR.jpg


After this I made a last layer's copy in "multiply" blending mode this will "burn" the colors and will make them more consistent, u can play with the opacity for get the best result, in this case is set at 72%.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6D_COLOR.jpg

Then, u must to create a new layer in "overlay" blending mode, this layer will light the colors, I recomend to do this with the same colors of the last layers, this is a great feature for the skin, as a fact, all the skins in this paint have its overlay color, but almost all the clothes don't, u will use this ONLY where is needed, again u can play with the opacity, this is at 30%.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6E_COLOR.jpg


After that, I made a new layer at "multiply" mode and paint some purple cast shadows because all my ambient is that color.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6F_COLOR.jpg


If is not too purple for ur taste, you always can duplicate this layer and set this at color mode, and again, u can play with the opacities.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6G_COLOR.jpg

After all this, the most part of the colors are set, after all that I made a new layer set at "softlight" mode, and I paint some specular brights, with a very close to white color.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/6H_COLOR.jpg

After all this process the color and the paint is finished.

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:22 PM
Step7. Texturing

I like to cast a texture in my paintings, it gives an extra traditional feeling, and it makes less digital and perfect the paint, that irregularities rocks, I used here a white layer with a canvas texturing filter, but u can use another thing like scanns or textured papers, that works really great.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/7a_texturizado.jpg

I set it at colorburn.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/7b_texturizado.jpg

And at 16%, this is the result.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/7c_texturizado.jpg

Close up.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/7d_texturizado.jpg

DigitalSol
04-19-2006, 07:24 PM
After all u can make some retouches with the burn or dodge tool.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/Supper_at_Emmaus.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/Supper_at_Emmausfinal.jpg

These are my brush settings the 90 percent of the paint is made with this brush. Set the opacity at 33% and the flow at 47%.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/pincel.jpg

These are my smudge tool settings, only when it's needed.Set the streght at 5%.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/smudge.jpg

I hope this was interesting and helpful for u all.

Thanks to all.:)

ceresz
04-19-2006, 08:08 PM
Great job on the tutorial and the painting ;) :thumbsup:
~Ceresz

SpiritDreamer
04-20-2006, 11:25 AM
Hi....Enrique....Very nice and understandable tutorial...looks like your method works nicely, or

as they say....THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING... or in this case... PAINTING....;) :thumbsup:

Your engish is also fine......a lot better than my spanish..:scream: ..:applause:

Really looking forward to seeing you creat more paintings of this calibar....FANTASTIC JOB...:arteest:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

DigitalSol
04-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Ceresz:

Thanks a lot, Im very thankful for ur opinion.
Glad to heard it likes u. :)

Hey Glenn:

Thanks for see my tutorial and for the compliment.
Definitively my spanish is better than my english :D, glad that it could be undetstooded, thanks again, I hope we see again in the next OFDW. :wavey:

BC1967
04-21-2006, 06:11 PM
Thanks. Great tutorial! I really like your trick on the skin.

XingWei
04-21-2006, 06:13 PM
can someone tell me what is "flow" % about? whats the different between flow and opacity?

Rebeccak
04-21-2006, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial, Enrique! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

DigitalSol
04-21-2006, 07:17 PM
@XingWei
As I understand, the flow is the line continuity (a line in the space are a group of dots near one of other) and the opacity is the paint transparency, thanks.

CgIcecube
04-22-2006, 06:35 PM
A very detailed and nice explaination of the techniques!!!
I appreciate your hardwork of putting together all your steps and explaining the procedure so well:thumbsup:Great work:arteest:

madart
04-24-2006, 01:08 PM
Excellent tutorial! Easy to follow!

DigitalSol
04-24-2006, 07:00 PM
CgIcecube and madart

Thanks for your kind words, hope this was helpful for u.

gpepper
04-25-2006, 08:24 AM
Excellent tutorial, thanks a lot for this !

DigitalSol
05-17-2006, 05:57 PM
Thanks to you for looking

enthombed
05-19-2006, 07:37 PM
hey henrique, great tutorial budy, man i need to see how the artist work, and i see this very understable (is correct this????:shrug:), tnks for share you knowlegment dude.

Cya

krispee
05-20-2006, 11:16 AM
great work on this dude, very involved piece and you did it well......see ya on the OFDW`s in the future....


kris

DigitalSol
05-22-2006, 03:30 PM
Icaro.
Glad that the tutorial was understable, thanks for the compliment and for looking around.

Kris.
Thank you so much, I hope to see you in the OFDW17, seeya

jimmysan
05-30-2006, 08:18 PM
wowwwwww amazing tut, es uno de los mejores que he visto , y he visto varios,

DigitalSol
06-09-2006, 03:30 PM
Thank you so much Jimmysan, glad to see more of my people here, see ya.

prince-des
08-20-2006, 06:44 PM
nice tut

thank you


i want all brush for u
please :)

DigitalSol
08-21-2006, 02:24 AM
Heya prince-des, thanks for your kind words, if you want my brushes they are avaliable in my sketch anatomy thread, the link is in my signature, thanks again for looking

veeroo18
09-22-2006, 05:42 AM
great tutorial..
really enjoyed every bit !!

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