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Offline chronus

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« on: October 18, 2004, 10:22:02 pm »
Hello! I recently made this digital painting of my character Brudis, and I have created an animated .gif that shows the steps I took to make him. I'm posting this mostly for fun, but if anyone has any questions about the techniqueI used, let me know and I'll be very happy to give you a detailed explanation. I haven't been making furry art for a long time, but I am very experienced using Photoshop.



This image was made entirely Photoshop using a graphics tablet. The digital painting part isn't anything that special expect I painted it with a custom brush that looks like fur. The part that I think is most important is how I started the drawing. Basicly I zoom out a ways (so the image is only a few inches on screen), and quickly draw the idea being as ruff as possible (I spend less than a minute on one). I am just trying the capture the basic idea and shape of things at this point. I usually do several of these quick drawings and pick the one I'm most happy with.  I set the opacity of that layer to 30% or so and make a new layer on top. This time I zoom in a little more, and draw the image again adding more details. I do this several more times (zooming in closer, making a new layer and drawing the picture over with more details) untill I am happy with the drawing.  This way even if you are zoomed in making clean lines, you still know the general shape of the subject. I didn't invent this technique at all.  I know a few concept/2d artist that create all of their art like this using paper/pencil, a scanner, and a light table. I have found it to be very usefull.

I hope this is useful to some of you, or at least entertaining '<img'> .
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004, 01:47:14 am »
Haha, very cool .gif. That's about the same way that I do my all-digital stuff (laying the framework and painting the important details over it).


Examples -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/SilentKnight2000/Z_IP3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/SilentKnight2000/Z_IP7.jpg

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2004, 06:54:56 pm »
lol that is indeed a very cool wee GIF and educational too!! lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 12:25:31 am »
Thanks for your comments, I'm glad that you like the picture!  Those are some nice examples SilentKight, thanks for posting them.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 10:51:35 am »
*blinks* I'm impressed!!  ':shock:'

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004, 03:33:52 am »
Cool. That's sort of how I do my art (except for the zoom out technique, and I don't have a tablet) but the layering and stuff is sorta like the way I do mine... though I haven't done a lot of digital painting lately... I'm loving my prismacolor colored pencils
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 10:11:05 am »
*Jaw drops*

That makes it look so simple! And it looks so well done, did you draw that right on photoshop with a mouse? I think you said tablet or something, forgive my ignorance I’m still a bit new to this. But that’s amazing, the coloring is wonderful. I was hoping this was more of a tutorial post so I wouldn’t have to start one but I wasn’t disappointed…that’s really neat.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 06:40:33 pm »
Hmm... apparently I've managed not to comment on this yet.

Chronus - your tutorial helped me immensely when I got my tablet. Appreciate it muchly. Thanks!

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