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03 March 2002, 10:32 PM
Here is image 2 of 3 that I'll be sending to a company for a possible job. They requested a pen and ink drawing of this(not made by me) to be colored to their spec's. Took about 15 hours. MUCH detail was lost when I downsized it several thousand pixels. They will be seeing the full-version of it.

03 March 2002, 11:45 PM
Looks really good, but maybe you can post some shots of details. I really would like to see that.

03 March 2002, 12:31 AM

03 March 2002, 04:26 AM
im scared

03 March 2002, 09:13 PM
Great Work! I love your technique. i admire your patience. Now is this Photoshop you used? Or a different program? I am practicing to achieve a similar look in my photoshop paintings. I would be nice if you can give me a few pointers. I posted Angry Chick :)

03 March 2002, 11:26 PM
First of all, thanks for the feedback on everything I've posted since I joined CGtalk. You people are great to have to check up on anything I'd overlook. As far as my images go, I use photoshop 6 and a 6x8 wacom intuos2 set to medium pressure. I noticed that you push waay to hard on the "firm" setting and too light on the "soft" making it on medium is a must. I start out on my drawings with an empty (non-background) layer and I use the draw selection tool to draw a general shape of what I will be painting first....for example, the rat's teeth or it's tail. Then I fill it in with a basic color that it should be of and then with the selection still selected, make a new layer and start painting. If I'm painting shading, I'll more than likely turn the layer type into "multiply" instead of normal while also using a multiply brush. For highlighting, many layers of soft light with a normal brush seems to produce the best results so I've found. when I get a part done...the tail for example...I'll merge the layers into one and if the edges are too pointy because of a shitty job of making the selection, I'll use the smear brush to soften and move the point so it blends better. I don't use any plugins except for the occasional blur and grain. The fur was done by sketching and sketching and sketching with a 1, 3 and 5 pixel brush. Then for the highlight hairs that are orangeish in the closeup...I used a 5pixel brush with falloff. One last thing is that the smera brush works wonders to blend colors together. Goodluck.

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