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September 7th, 2006 #1
C.O.W. - #059: Creek Crawler - Official Tutorial by JakkaS
COW #059 - Creek Crawler
"I start with few sketches, ideas but usually I know how the creature should look. So I am drawing a few variants of the chosen idea. Here are they with the brushes I have used for this painting.
When I have my sketch, I make a blank new image and start drawing. I use the sketch but usually don’t work on them. When I am drawing it from the beginning, I have the opportunity to draw a few things in a different way or sometimes just by accident, I can find some new ideas.
When I have my sketch, I can make a layer for first colors. I don’t start with grayscale like most of u do. Reason? I was trying it but I wasn’t satisfied. The colors were dirty and everything was too flat. Anyway, I start with my basic colors and when the colors are ok, I usually make the picture flat again (sometimes I work on many layers but not this time).
At this moment, I work only with brushes. I don’t have any special technique so there is nothing to share with u. Maybe next time .
After the drawing is finished I usually experiment with custom brushes or by adding the dirt, I am trying to make the picture more interesting. I use for this second layer set on multiply or other filter – I am still experimenting with this.
Below u can fine the work steps and my final.
Photoshop, about 10-11 hours.
Last edited by Fozzybar; October 14th, 2006 at 11:18 AM.
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September 7th, 2006 #4
WIPs and steps
September 7th, 2006 #5
Enjoy, ask and discuss!
September 7th, 2006 #6
Interesting. Do you ever lasso stuff and tweak the hue saturation value as you get closer from mid-point to final?
Its also cool to see you refine and edit ideas out of the picture... like the eyestalks coming out of the water.
September 7th, 2006 #7
September 7th, 2006 #8
thx man.. very nice.. how manny layers (just curious )
September 7th, 2006 #9
Always absorbing ideas and methods constantly. Thanks for the breakdown on your great entry, Jakkas.
September 7th, 2006 #10
i've always wondered "how you do it" and now ....the answer! Thanks great stuff, I like the thumbs as well I need to start doing that more often. You're a master of polish that's for sure, whether its in the design of the subject or the execution. I look forward to seeing more of these.
September 7th, 2006 #11
September 8th, 2006 #12
Just love how you shrimped his eyes in the final haha
Thx and keep up the good work !
September 8th, 2006 #13