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    Character and Monster Design Tutorials -Updated February 3rd

    Hey everyone! I posted this in my sketchbook a little while ago, and it seems some people found it helpful. I just remembered we had a tutorial section, so I figured I'd post it here too! It's more of a process breakdown than a step by step tutorial, but I hope you guys find it helpful. Lemme know if you have any questions.

    UPDATE: Just wrote up another step by step, walking through a different process for drawing characters in photoshop. Let me know if anything is unclear

    UPDATE 2/03/2012: Just adding another tutorial I've written up here on my King Dodongo piece.

    ALSO: For those of you interested in brushes, there are some great sets at this link, all you should ever need.

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    Awesome man, thanks for sharing.

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    Cool, im going to use this, thanks a lot
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    Just uploaded another. I figured as I use new processes in my work I'd share them in this thread with everyone.

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    thanks!!

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    Jaspy you make it seem so easy.
    Beautiful work. ::ice-cream:: For you.

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    Outstanding work. You make it seem fluid and natural. I can tell you're a fan of Justin Sweet and Vance Kovacs.

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    Interesting tutorial. I've always liked your art, it's cool to see the way you work!
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    Excellent. And extra points for Mistborn.
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    Very cool, this will help me greatly, thanks. Gonna have to try it out.
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    great post! thanks a bunch! By the way where can i get that brush? its awesome

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    Thank you! These are very helpful!

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    Its a nice method when applied directly with scribbled concepts. Something i'll adopt for sure, thanks.

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    I Love this Thank You, Jasper !!
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    I keep forgetting about textured brushes for some reason, thanks for the inspiration!

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    This is very helpful! Thank you for sharing. I like that last step in the first example, with the second light source. I wouldn't have thought of that.

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    Awesome, very helpful!
    Thanks heaps!

    When we use photo ref like this, like to just get the pose right or a little help with anatomy, should we give credit to the photographer, or do we need to ask permission, etc?

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    Hey everyone! Glad these are helpful for some of you! I put a link up top to some solid brush sets, so if you find your own brushes are lacking, check some of those out!

    jsn Hey thanks! When using photo ref in this manner, there's no need to contact the creator/copyright holder. The final illustration in no way resembles the photograph. Nothing is copied from it, just a quick check on female anatomy.

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    Great stuff, Jasp'. Wondering where you got the feet and hands references though? (for the mistborn character)

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    hey Jasper, thanks heaps!,...that's a huge help!
    ...and thanks for the brushes link!,...gonna take me a while to get through that

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    Daniel Cotter Thanks Daniel! I shot my own reference for the hands and feet

    jsn No problem, good luck!

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    WOW this is very good thanks, I like how you do the gesture. I want to start to use
    PS for painting, I am totally new at this your post helps me a lot to see how to start !

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    wow... Great tutorials thank you for sharing!
    They are very very useful

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    Updated with another tutorial on one of my latest illustrations, King Dodongo!!

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    Cool stuff, thanks for the tutorial! I've been playing the latest Zelda recently so this is really inspiring.

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    You are a scholar and gentleman, Jasper. Thank you so much for tutorial!!

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    thank you for this awsome tutorial we are learning the basic scrible design here at art school so it is nice to some people how they use it I thank you for this!

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    sweet tut ill be using this now,

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    Ty for tutorials, I found them to be really insightfull.

    How much time did you spend on lizard tutorial?
    Are there some signs when you're starting to draw that point you towards using/defining color first, instead of doing b&w and color definition after?

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