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    Digital Painting Process: Comprehensive Light, Value, Color, and Perspective Study

    hey everyone. some people were asking for a full blown tutorial, so here is my attempt at one. i never realized how boring it is when you try to break down each step, so i hope people dont fall asleep before its over. first here is the final image. i posted this a few days ago in my sketchbook thread, but throught it would make a good image to make the tutorial from.

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    Amazing work thanks for the tutorial m8.


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    wow, you have some incredible tones. great work.


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    wow 0_o
    thanks for putting that together! pretty amazing :o


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    Hey

    IM KIND of new here
    i just loved your tutorial so much

    you did an excalent job making it and explaning really really well
    i loved the tips you trew in such as flip the peace evry here and then
    wich creates an eliusion of a new pic and you can find the mistakes and currect them
    the entire idea of windows and reflection
    the shadows
    just beautiful

    i know it might be a lot to ask but
    if theres any chance you have another tutorial to post up here id love to go over it to
    good day
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    Did you have an idea of what you wanted to the picture to look like before you started out, if so, why did you use the funny shaped brush for rectangle like shapes?

    The detail is immense when it's zoomed out, why did you use such a large resolution and how long did it take?


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    Thanks!

    I think that this tutorial is great, thanks for posting it and hope that you can post another one in the near future.


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    Thanks so much for the tutorial.. I always thought images like that were done using sketches.. very nice work.


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    thanks for tut

    Website coming soon - www.daniel-paine.co.uk

    Im a beginner here's the start to My sketch Book

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    Sharpen it all up would make it cooler.
    But good tutorial!


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    i love you... i want to marry you


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    Just what i was looking for, thank you! thank you so much!


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    Thanks!!!


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    I don't wish to seem offensive but I think the tutorial can hinder people more than it can help.

    It's fairly obvious that you worked this from a photo reference.
    Comments like "don't forget to add interesting little shapes of light" without any explanation of how you are deciding on these points also indicate this, as if you were drawing this from scratch you'd have an understanding of the surrounding buildings you were putting in that create these shadows.

    There's also no explanation of perspective either so really this seems more like just a demonstration of a drawing you did rather than an actual tutorial on reproducible methods of illustration.


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    That was a very informative piece of work. I thank you very much. Great work. When i first saw the picture i had to second guess whether or not it was a real photograph!

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    wow thats amazing!! thank you so much for sharing!!


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    I also dont want to be offensive, but I think you have taken this straight from a video tutorial, I recognise the image and have seen someone recreating this scene before. I think it is from the Lynda.com Photorealism class, but I am unsure. I appreciate you have done the work yourself, but i believe the credit for the composition and technique is down to another person.


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    Excellent work! and thank you for the tutorial... i don't think i need it by now... but i willl eventually need it, as my work gets better... if it gets better....

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    HEEEEy!!!! absolutely beautifull, both the image and the tutorial!!!!

    To jdoe2. I am not sure what your comment ment. If the image is worked from reff, then tip about the light means "don't overlook such details, they make your piece interresting". If not, then it's reffering to random light tedails, as with the reflections on a window. So it does make sence...

    as for the perspective, I don't think you'd ask Djurdjevic or Android to brake down figues to blocks and proportions in each tutorial right? If every tutorial started from such basic stuff as 2 point perspective and colour theory, then they'd never end... thre are other, veeeery detailed and extensive tutorials around these pages covering all these topics!


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    WOW! Thats amazing tutorial!!
    Thank you for the tutorial!!^^

    Last edited by chenx; May 13th, 2008 at 11:28 AM.

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    brilliant work !!! tutorial helped a lot , cant wait to try out stuff now


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    wow. thanks so much! great to see a process for me since i don't really paint much in photoshop yet but i have an architectural background....this really helps!


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    that is incrediably realistic rendering, great tut, thouhg it was very simple, it makes it difficult to get tones, to match, and to make it look realistic,

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    Personally, I think that the biggest weakness of this tutorial is that 99% of pros would build some kind of perspective grid when drawing or painting architecture, even if it's drawn from reference. At the very least there would be some indication of perspective.

    It's too difficult and time-consuming to try and fudge the perspective on something as complex as a building - all the details have to conform to the perspective and without a grid or at least some lines it's extremely difficult.

    So a really useful tutorial, especially one aimed at beginners, would have included this crucial step.


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    incredible, thank you! if you get the inclination to post more, please do!!!


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    really great tutorial. thanks


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    Thanks very much, Daarken. This tutorial is great!

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    Very useful tutorial


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    wow
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