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::Balance:: Steps and Tutorial by Deus-Nocte ::Balance:: Steps and Tutorial by Deus-Nocte
...Man, I really need to stop finishing things at like, midnight. >>

Anyway!

Put this together per request of a friend of mine, of one of my recent bigger pieces, seen here:



Obviously, this really only applies to my process with cell shading, though some elements are for painted pieces as well.

It's a Step-by-step/Walkthrough/Tutorial that explains the stages of how I work and gives some tips.

Of course, not every piece will be as complicated at this one, but I felt that using such a big one would be good be more useful than a small piece.

Enjoy, and I hope that some of you get some use out of it, even if it's not technique based! And if there are any typos I missed... just tell me and I'll fix them. <3


Also, just to give you an idea on the scale of this image... at full res, it is 4250x2375. So if that ink job doesn't look "that bad", I assure you... it was.

It was. ._.
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Reeno-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is actually pretty helpful. I may try some of these techniques with my armor since they always come out looking.... XD like a 2 year old drew them haha. I am always bad at highlights so I'll try using the way you did it as a reference.
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great! I'm glad it'll help you. I'd love to see the results if you try it~ :3
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Reeno-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I Think I am going to try it, I like how you did ID's for your characters so I think i might try it, I've done some sketches, haven't decided if I want them in armor or just their plain clothes. Armor would probably make the pictures more flashy or completely ruin it XD I must decide!
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Depends what you're going for, I guess. :P In these poster images I've been doing, I wanted to show off their weapons and badassery. |D So it's really up to you what kind of feeling you want your pieces to give off.
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Reeno-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I Decided to go with armor XD Doesn't look bad yet |D
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chockito13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for sharing this,respect
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! I hope it helps~ :3
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
this was incredibly helpful thank you! Im going to take this knowledge into acount next time I color one of my illustrations! :D
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Deus-Nocte Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not a problem! I hope you get some use out of it then, good luck! And thanks for the favs, I really appreciate them~
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
your welcome! your arts really superb and reading that shows me why!

I also like your idea for Primus there! I've always been fascinated by the mythological lore behind Transformers. my brain baby "Lutrex" kinda reflects that. Ironicaly i kinda just did a light and dark peice as well and posted it up wich to me just blows my mind how coincadental this is! XD

Awesome work! Love to read one of your rpgs too if you make it into fanfic from or post it somewhere to read, it sounds intriguing.

If you like im up for RPG too sometime, just send me a note if your interested! :D
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