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Painting Steps by artsangel Painting Steps by artsangel
This is how I paint things at the present time. This is not how I painted things a month ago :P
I keep changing my techniques, but I do like this method so I thought I would share.

Something too lengthy to mention in the pic: The reason I do the first half of the painting on a small canvas is for two reasons. Firstly, for speed - trying to lay down large textured brushstrokes on a huge canvas causes painful lag. Secondly, when I upscale, I discovered the rough texture turns into an interesting mottled look due to the resize artifacts. This actually looks really nice for skin variation!

Tools: Photoshop CS3, Wacom Intuos3 6x8
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Painting Steps by *artsangel offers a beautiful glimpse into a wonderfully talented artist's process. ( Suggested by sTiViA and Featured by FantasyStock )
Mewcario397 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this! There are so many other tutorials out there, but given my current art style, this one seems to work well with it. While I certainly wouldn't be able to make anything of such a high skill level as of yet, I can certainly learn with what I can do now. Thanks again!
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. I always wanted to get into digital painting. Thanks!
SakiaLumei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artist
Wonderful tutorial :> I shall try this on Corel Painter
plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, this is really amazing!  thanks for sharing :)
BettyBoopRox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! Thanks for explaining the process.
Cashpawz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for posting this tutorial! You gave some really helpful tips, like working on a small canvas first, I always get so annoyed because I make the project very large at first and the brushes won't scale that far, thanks again! :)
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An awesome and super-helpful tutorial, thanks for making it! I featured it here :)
artistaq8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really informative. Thank you for sharing :)
Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very useful and informative process, thanks for share it...
thefireoflife Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
did you download the brushes you are using or are they apart of the Photoshop set ?
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