Private Stary Night

Posted Aug 7, 2007, 1:45:45 AM

Commission piece I did for Jezebel1669 over on Deviant Art of her characters, Slice and Divebomb. It was a lot of fun to do, and designing the outfit for Slice was awsome. ^-^

It took me...about 17 hours to complete...give or take about 2 hours. I lost track of time working on it. Drawn by hand on printer paper with a mechanical pencil, scanned, digitally inked, and colored using a combination of Photoshop Elements 5.0 and GIMP 2.0...95% in Photoshop.

All in all, I'm fairly proud of it, even if the coloring isn't that great. Any tips, hints, clues, or reccomendations for tutorials for coloring would be appreciated, as I'll try anything at least once to see how I like it. And I think that every style I try, and either like or don't like, helps me to grow in my coloring in the end, simply from having tried it and either found some part that works, or found that everything about it doesn't work.

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  • Aug 6, 2007
    No tutorials, but an easy way of creating depth is by darkening/desaturating the background the further back it gets. It also helps to focus the subject. After that, it's pictureing hao everything is as a 3D object, thinking about where the light comes from, and shading the opposite side of where the light hits. In this case, I assume moon light? That would have a diffused glow from above. If you don't have a tablet, and good way of shading is selcting an area, and doing a flood fill with a graduation. Actually- I do know a tutorial which does this, btu it's a photoshop one cause it uses channels. IT's not a gimp one... My friend Scarmander use to use gimp. Maybe she cold help ( )
    • Aug 10, 2007
      Any tutorials that work with Photoshop Elements is good, too...or any photoshop for that matter, as I hope to get a different version soon. And I'll deffinately check your friend out once I'm 'back' to DA...avoiding it for now due to the 'age ups in fan art' issues. Got farther involved than I wanted, and am now sick of other people ranting at me for it. *nods* But I so WILL check out your friend. ^-^
      • Sep 5, 2007
        Sorry for not replying- I'm busy with my comic- I'll give my response next week when its done based off Photoshop CS2. I hope it's similar- I donno how much elements chops out. FYI Smile