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Out of the Water - Process by clz Out of the Water - Process by clz
1. I always start out in photoshop with a canvas sized either 13x19 or 32x32. I use a Wacom Intuos 4. I use the basic "hard round" photoshop brush with the settings:

:bulletblue: Shape dynamics - Size Jitter = 0%, Control = Pen Pressure;
:bulletblue: Transfer - Opacity Jitter = 0%, Control = Pen Pressure, Minimum +/- 80%;
:bulletblue: Transfer - Flow Jitter = 0%, Control = Pen Pressure.

To me, this gives a feel very similar to working with a pen or pencil as both darkness and size are increased by pressure.

I sketch on one layer until I have a basic shape that I like, then I add another layer and add in details.

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2. Using the same pen settings, I sketched a more finalized version of the Naga.

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3. I faded the layer with the naga on it, using the Opacity slider option in the Layers window. I added another layer (ctrl+shift+n) and sketched out basic ideas for a background.

I wanted to make the snake portion more flowy, so I decided to give her a rocky shore.

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4. I reworked the snake portion to move with the rocks drawn in 3.

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5. I worked on the Naga a little more, getting her body and hair into a position I liked, then I faded the layer again, and started adding more details to the background. I googled "rocky shore" and found some images that I liked. I used them as references for sketching out the lines.

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6. I added more detail to the Naga and added some closer elements in the background to give it a more realistic look.

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7. I faded out the Naga (and the other layers - though you can't see that in the image) and drew on another layer on top of them to finalize the background.

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8. I finished up the lines for the Naga, giving a thicker line around her body to make her stand out a bit from the background. I also sketched in some reference lines to work on her scales.

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9. I finished detailing the scales and added some shine.

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Finished piece:
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Taymless Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Superlative tutorial! I usually start out with just a rough sketch of the picture, then start painting right away- fixing errors by painting over them. How big of a difference does creating this extensive of a line drawing on have for your finals? Do you keep it as a base layer and then ultimately paint over it, or does the line stay in your painting throughout?
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clz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I do the exact same thing. Sometimes I don't even sketch! No, my line art is exactly that. Line art. I don't think I've ever really colored them. I just love the inked, black and white look sometimes. You can do a lot of different things with detailing that you can wait digital painting. It's fun. You should try it!
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Taymless Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if my prehistoric Wacom tablet would give me the control I would need for detailed line art like yours. My final product would be your #2. No pun intended xD
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Axel-will-own-you Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! This shall help me become a better artist!
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clz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Axel-will-own-you Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I shall try this way later. For now... *puts on sun glasses* I need sleep.
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