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-Painting walkthrough, part 1- by LancerMoo -Painting walkthrough, part 1- by LancerMoo
...Yeah, a long time coming, but hopefully it's worth the wait?

I forgot to mention in the tutorial that I use Photoshop CS2. That's the only program I've used extensively, so I don't know if all the information will apply to other programs.

I don't know how helpful this will be, but I gave it my best shot... feel free to tell me if anything seems off or confusing, or if any of my information seems wrong... XD

I don't really know what else to say that I haven't already said in the deviation itself, other than I put an enormous amount of time and effort into this, so I hope it shows.

Hit download for the full size. :)

Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]

(Textures from CGtextures)
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timxvs650 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
thank you very much for creating this tutorial.

iv been wanting to learn digital painting for a while now and as my wacom arrived a couple of days ago iv been doing a lot.

This tutorial has helped me the most out of every one iv looked at.

great work. :D
LancerMoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
You're welcome! Glad to help, good luck with your tablet! :)
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Auuuuggggghhh, thank you SO much for doing this... I finally got around to looking at the whole thing, and it answered a good many questions. :dance: For instance, I could never figure out how they went from grayscale to color. Now I get it! :eager: This should probably make it easier... I'd been doing the entire process in color from the beginning. Now I know the shortcut.

And might I add that you put so much thought into everything you do, it's amazing. Not everyone does! (including me, haha!) :lol:

I feel tempted to try my hand at digital again after a very long hiatus. :w00t:

LancerMoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Ahhh, I'd like to say "you're welcome" but also "thank you" at the same time!
I'm glad it's helpful, it seems that going from grayscale to color was a good thing to cover for a couple others, as well.
Oh, I've done many pieces in color from start to finish, so it's not necessarily wrong, haha. I have found myself leaning towards grayscale more and more recently, though... it's just more efficient, I tend to get better results, and it usually goes a lot faster and saves a whole bunch of time.

Well, I try... :XD:
A lot of this is actually stuff I've learned from my college professors, haha. I can't imagine where I'd be without their advice, so I figured I'd share that knowledge with people who might not be able to get a good teacher.
Pfft, you put tons of thought into your work and you know it! :lol:

I probably sound like a broken record saying this, but, "If you do, I'd like to see it!" :XD:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D No, course it's not wrong. But if you're as fussy with things as I am, then it can be more of a hindrance than a help! :lol: This should really make goings easier for me.

And I've probably learned all of my traditional painting "tricks" from my illustration instructors back in school. The painting teachers? Ha! Had virtually nothing to tell us as far as technique is concerned. (So I spent my first three semesters getting discouraged and not learning all that much in that department!)

Oh, I still think I could benefit from thinking harder about it before just puking ideas onto a piece of paper! :rofl:

I'll most certainly let you know if I do! :D
PhearKiki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this tutorial, I always get confused on the parts where I add the color, and I'm glad you covered that.
LancerMoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Thank you, and you're welcome! :XD:
Seems like the grayscale > color change was a good thing to go over, as a couple other people found it useful as well. :)
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