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    Cow C.O.W. - #079: Lava Swimmer - Official Tutorial by njoo

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    Lava Swimmer Tutorial

    Heya, this is more to show my work process and my thoughts when I was working, hope this'll be abit help to some ppl~ *might need to wait a bit to load all the images, I tried to be a bit detail in showing the process*

    Here're the brushes that I used for this piece, I don't really use much custom brushes compare to many other ppl~ I mainly use the 1st and 2nd brush to paint most of the stuff, while using 3rd 4th and 5th or other brushes to create a bit less boring bg,etc.

    C.O.W. - #079: Lava Swimmer - Official Tutorial by njoo

    Here're the sample textures I played around with for Lava Swimmer~ I think they were from Mayang with a bit tweaking and alteration

    C.O.W. - #079: Lava Swimmer - Official Tutorial by njoo

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    Done~ I made each of the JPG the same size for all those that might want to save it and can go back and forth (or layer it in PS) to see exactly what was changed in each process C&C always welcome! Hope it helped a bit, c ya guys around!

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    killer tutorial! Another winner I n the box I think... your the man, njoo.

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    thanks njoo! that really is helpful.. and so simple yet effective. thanks for taking the time to do this. you're an ace in my book - JAG
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    can`t say it enough;
    BEST tutorial ever.

    thanks for that Andrew dude.
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    Nice one andrew, finally we get to see behind some of the magic. Thanks!

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    no words for this man!!!
    Glad to see that we have the same process of painting, because now i can be sure that it´s not the technique but only my painting skills i have to work on.

    keep it up.

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    Good job Njoo, thanks for the tutorial, I always dig artist that share their ways.

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    Thank you njoo.
    this truely is one of the best tutorials ever.
    hope there are many more to come!

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    actually it probably is the best tutorial. Im thinking ca.org should gather these, make a book and sell it, so that you guys can prosper the proffits and everyone winns.
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    Fantastic tutorial, i love your work. Great overall scene, I like the whimsical poses you always find, while still being strong as animals.

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    Mr. Hou, Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us! Its great to see the thought process of other artists, very inspiring, motivating. See ya on MSN messenger Chief!

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    Thank you njoo, i am young and often struggle with finishing a painting. You make it clear for me. Thank you once again.

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    Thanks for a brilliant tutorial! I love how you built up the backgrounds ephemeral details and brought everything to completion simultaneously. My eye is a bit mislead by the ambiguity of its legs/tentacles but they are rendered beautifully and now we can see the steps you took to do so.

    Could you talk about your choice of lightsource and the transparency of the lava? Light around lava is very strange and slightly different in every reference image I found, as is the texture of the lava in different heat and consistancies. Your creature seems to be directly lit by a source and though its in a glowing hot substance the ambient light on it is not very strong.

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    Fantastic! Do you make your brushes as you go along, and decide what you need, or do you have a set that you start off with, and know you are going to be using ahead of time?
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