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Spark - Steps by algenpfleger Spark - Steps by algenpfleger
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Pretty selfexplaining I think! Steps 1 and 3 are just visualization, not part of the actual process, meaning, I did the linedrawing from scratch, not over the thumb, and started the painting from the blank canvas again (except for the lines) after doing the color thumb to get an idea of how I wanted the values and lighting to be and all that. This painting went really smoothly because I had a clear idea of it in my head beforehand. I used a ton of layers to keep all the elements separate, over a 100 in total I think, which is only really a good idea if you have the stuff planned out D: In other cases I'd just go and mess around with a painting on a single layer and kind of see what emerges, but this time I tried a different approach. Polygon lasso and locking transparency keeps the edges straight and clean, and after the block-in it's all just rendering stuff out, going over the whole painting to make stuff fit together, and then putting effect stuff on top. Since I knew from the beginning that I wanted glowy lighting like this, I could just go and render everything out without the smoke being there and then just put it in in the end.

The details are like it says 100% zoom, I worked really small this time because of all the layers, the whole image is only like 4k tall.

So there! :] Hope this is interesting to someone.

Cheers!
Hannes
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Karin-Art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG! This is awesome!! :heart: Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] 
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VirginiaPK Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
What Program do you use?
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mikami-sama Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
awesome job!!!!^^
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hendratamas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great :D
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Tenebrian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've never understood or have been able to grasp lighting and reflections like you do. I was wondering if there was a specific inspiration or example you drew from to get the lightiing like this? Like a real place? Or was it something like an accumulation of experience and practice?

I'd appreciate it if you had any advice on what a beginning artist or novice like myself should research, or understand when trying to capture interesting lighting and reflections like this.

Thank you for reading this and posting an example of your process. It's very helpful.
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Urumiccina Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very well done works :meow: it's amazing!
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Elias-Shamir Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I think this tutorial has taught me more than many others I've seen. It was so simple and straight forward, great!
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MiraMija Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
holy shit your incredible.
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mbanksj Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is great, thanks
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Arcedemius Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wait....THAT WASN'T A PHOTO?!?!?! O_O
omg, that is INCREDIBLE!!! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!
THAT IS....
i'm gonna go hide in a corner now...>_<
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