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okay, here are the steps for the "confront" sci-fi image.
it took me about three days to get something correct, and i continued adding small details later on.
the concept began as a very basic sketch on the wacom.
i think these 12 steps speak for themselves, i'll just add little comments later on, probably at the end of this same day.
Great work man!
Thx for the process steps..
its always cool to see how someone does his stuff!
I found this to be utterly amazing. I must've studied it for 30 minutes without moving my eyes from my monitor. You're quite an amazing talent, my man.
It seems that all the great artists are using Painter around here. I really gotta get past it's initial frustrations. Your work inspires me to do exactly that.
Great work Sparth...
Just quickly, how long did it take you to do this..I dont recall you saying in the thread and what resolution/size canvas do you normally start with in PS or Painter? Is there a minimum required to obtain the sort of detail you need?
Live like you are going to die tomorrow. Learn like you are going to live forever. GANDHI
TJ Verhagen: it's a pleasure. these things take a little bit of time to make, but it's always fun.
gekitsu : that's what i like in the wacom and drawing tablet, the ability to make sketch paintings very easily. if i had to do line sketches only, i probably would have done it the traditionnal way. tx m8
eggbeater: heh, glad you like it. well it's not painter, it's photoshop 5.5
gonna wander into painter too, looks like i'm late already.
Manta_Ray: the original sketch can be done in 15 minutes. i usually make a sketch that i resize if i'm happy with it. but it depends.
i think this image was 30 centimeters wide, at 300 or 250 dpi. i sometimes work at 200, but it doesn't happen often.
i passed quite some time on this painting, i started on a friday, and finished the whole thing on sunday. i remember having passed all my sunday on it, from 9 am to 10 pm, non stop. once again it's very rare, i usually do not pass more than 6 or 8 hours on a painting. i should probably add more time. :s
thanks for you kind words.
Sparth, thanks so much for taking the time out to post this. It is infinitely helpful and fascinating and I too will be studying this thread for months to come. Picking apart an artist's method is so helpful, and one of your talent makes it fun as well.
Thanks so much!
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Oh wow this is great...thanks so much Sparth. Like my brother said...I too will be coming back to this for months analyzing how you do things...that took a lot of extra time for you to export all those images...thanks so much for doing that. I love the painting too...the blue video screen things are awesome...wow...they really look flourescent-like...that is awesome. Great work.
Ok I am pretty new but not to green- I pulled up PS 5.5 and started with a new canvas at 30 cm by 30 cm at 250 dpi- which started me out on a 25mb file- is this the correct way to do it- and when I am finished trying to do create a picture as yours how much do you shrink it to bring all the detail in- thanks for the huge help- I love these tutorials- Brad
okay, this deserves a bumperoo!
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
Wow sparth ...awesome tutorial !!
I've just joined this great forum. I'd like to thank the tutorial's creator and like to comment on it cuz it seems to be cool , but, sadly, the pictures do not show ! Arrrgh ...
thanks for posting this, its a real insite to how u pro guys work
is there any chance u could give a little explaination about each of the steps
like where you've added lighting and shaddowing and where and why u resized the image
anyway thanks again
Hi, i like all your works!
Did You used any reference for this paint?
About the brushes, did you use any different brush to do this?
Regards from Brazil!
wait for comments
Really great piece! and the step by step pics are really transparent in showing your process. I Like the composition and how you have omitted lots of details to give the overall impression more strength. Really wanna see some more tutes like this one in the future!
thanks very much
your stuff always astounds me...Unfortunately, I cant get these particular images to load. Are you going to post this on your site with your other tutorials any time?
Sadly, only the last picture is loading for me. This looks like a great tutorial, at least from the finished product.
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
This seems to be an awsome post from all the replies, but I can't see the progression...I guess this is a request, on my knees, Sparth, to see the progression...
Learning the basics!
check out his site i think he has them there.
Thanks Nick! Yes, he has some similar progressions. I guess I am a little greedy and just want more of these awsome progressions.
Craig Mullins(Spooge) had, a long time ago, a painter animation of each of his paint strokes. Unfortnately, I was completely new to the web at the time and didn't know how to save it and then he took it off his site. (BTW if anyone has this animation, I would really like to have a copy)
This is the closest thing I have found to it and just wanted more (and also this painting handles a few different issues in color and so forth).
Learning the basics!
all the links are broken
Yes, all the links are broken...and your posts are about 700 days too late...
please renew the links
and renew em also in the jsweet thread
else this isnt worth a sticky
dude,, can u renew the links,,,
The final image is just on,, cant see the other 12,,
cant wait to see the steps,, gotta be so cool , PLZ renew da links!
Last edited by HEROIC; December 21st, 2004 at 05:42 PM.
Please update this sparth! PLEASE!
Mankind will unite as one when our common enemy is found.
sparth has a whole bunch of similar tutorials on his site JUST LIKE THIS!!!! arent you happy now. my christmas gift to you...well sparths...ummm... yeah....
im just getting red x's until the final image. after seeing the final i wanna see the process! is there any chance you could repost them or perhaps direct me to a link with them there? thanks