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The process of Shi-paintBBS by manaita The process of Shi-paintBBS by manaita
I don't know whether my English work or not. Hopefully, the process would be of help to you.

1.At the start, I sketched roughly the composition of the picture at the layer 0(It's upper layer, I call it L0) by pencil tool in px1. I usually use this color when sketching.

2.Filling the layer1(It's lower layer, I call it L1) with bucket tool. The color is the base of this pic.

3.Next I've put the similar colors on the color of L1 by watercolor tool(13~20px), to make the shadowed area and the lighted area.
The contrast drawn now is the main shading tone of this pic. The characters are shaded according to this tone. The depth of the view and the ground line are decided on this step.

4.On L1, drew the outline of the character that most stood out in the background by watercolor tool in 4~5px with lighter color. After done the line roughly, hide L0, then drew the detail of the character. Basically, according to the light source of the background, the colors were put to shade and detailing.

5.Set L0 to view again, and drew the outline of the second character of the bg on L1 following the line of L0.
Switched over L0 to invisible again, and added detail.

6.Brought L0 into view again, then drew Sonic on L1 by watercolor tool(2~8px). I put blue, gray, and colored his white parts grayish pink or orange. 255.255.255 white is too strong in the tone of this pic.

7.Deleted the sketchy lines of L0. Added more details to the characters and the bg on L1 with watercolor tool(1~2px).

8.Switched active layer to L0.
With pencil tool in 1px, Alpha 255, added a cloud of dust.

9.Box eraser tool, Alpha 240, twice or more time. White parts became translucent, and I added more effect by water color tool.

10.By using dodge-tool and lighten-tool, more detail added to the pic. The head light of the robot and the ray were lighted up, the dark part of flame at the left side was burned by dodge tool.
The part that I want it to be the most standing out is Sonic's face. To sharpen the focus on the center of his face, I added the dodge effect.
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sonicknuxBFF522 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wow this is amazingX3
you do your art so good:)
Achird Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing~! @o@

You're very, very, very talented! ^^ I had no idea you could get such amazing effects from that program- thank you very much for posting this up. It's always nice when talented artists share their methods with the less experienced. =3
miekun007 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
W00t, finally!
Two years after our promise(is there such a thing?), Mana-sama did some great tutorial at last. XD

Anyway, this really helps a lot... hope so?
*add fav*

Haven't been to DA for a year, how're you there?
Your lastest arts claim how a boost your drawing skill had made.:lmao:
ahito-fan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
ShoStyle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and where would I be able to find this Shi-painterBBS?
sasukekakashi12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
that's awesome!!
Gaminefans Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Impressive. :O_o:

The whole process look quite professional. :)
Fox-the-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Your English is fine. I know people who grew up speaking it and you would never know it to hear them talking. They sound like they're just learning.
arlrex Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very nice miss. Thanks for sharing your technique with us.Its very helpful...
JentizuoYamikitozone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
COOLZ Hopefully, I'll be able to use this tutorial to practice a second style. : D
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