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Lekain + Naesala, Step By Step by keiiii Lekain + Naesala, Step By Step by keiiii
This shows how I made the picture "Game Over, Sir" from start to finish. [link] I want to make it clear that this is NOT the only way I do stuff. There are many different ways to paint digitally; each method has its own pros and cons.

I almost always save all my pictures in stages. That means I could make a similar tutorial for almost any of the pictures in my gallery. The reason I chose this particular picture is that it's simple -- no backgrounds, nothing super fancy going on. At the same time, it employs several techniques that I often use. I feel that it's a good representative, even though it's far from perfect!

This was done in Adobe Photoshop 7.0, but I hope you can learn something from it no matter what tool you use.

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Addendum to the second step: initially, I had wanted Naesala touch Lekain's throat (you know, to make a 'lol ur ded'/ 'my talons go rite heeere' motion), but Naesala would not cooperate. I had to find a different pose. I think what I came up with in the end works pretty well.

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Almost 90% of the textures used in the third step come from cgtextures.com. The remaining = my own stuff.
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endspire Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
eh... how many layers do you normally use?
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keiiii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
It's different for each picture. Here's one example that shows layer info, though: [link]
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pockyaddict23 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
This is awesome. Thank you for taking the time to put this together!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
No problem!
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
:)
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i-love-toboe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
this is pretty helpful :D its simply beautiful!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Glad it helped! :)
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i-love-toboe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
i just love all the light u do :D and this tutorial brought light meh :BB
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yunamira Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Your process is amazing. I haven't ever tried painting with such dramatic lighting, but if I do, I'll try to refer to this. =)
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