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Intergalactic Tutorial Session by HOON Intergalactic Tutorial Session by HOON
Step by step progress of raising Poe Pho Ming, one of the newest character from mess studio.

THE illustration was done over the course of a nite, using .5 mechanical pencil on paper, scanned in grayscale, touched up and colored in using photoshop cs and painter8 with wacom intuos.

process on drawing is whole another game in completely different ballpark, so we wont even go there with this walk through.

what demonstrated here in these totem pole of screen captures are simply some simple painting techniques- hoonstyle (:sarcasm: i guess..) and afew layer works to enhance the depth and dimension of images using Painter and Photoshop.

mainly, it should suggest you that... in order to produce a quality image, it takes many steps and each steps must be executed deliverately, and precisely. many artists tend to drift away daydreaming as you move your pens and brushes across the canvas. keep in mind tho, if you plan out what you wanna accomplish at the end of the process, and follow your initial concept, anyone can create quality, tasty art.

there are 2 distinctive approach i usually take when i work on art.
one begins with line art. Lines initiate everything on the canvas, dominate the whole process. on the other hand, there is a way you approach with volume, and color. This particular piece, "Intergalactic beat session" falls under type A, Line art is set from the begining process, and color work goes around the line art.
cellshading is one of many mathod of art that exploits this notion of coloring.
Best way to preserve the line though out the process of coloring is having the line art in separate layer, and paint Under the line, instead of over. if you have scanned in paper, (which line art layer will have both Black line and White surface) then "multiply" layer attribute is your best friend.

if it was volume oriented approach, like typical "painting," i'd only use one layer or maybe a few extra normal layers, but when it comes to line art oriented, i rely heavily on layer works. i suppose some experiements with layer settings and different brush works should be done by yourself, and develop your own style with those techniques.

In these screenshots, i noted layer attributes, and opacity percentage. that should give you an idea and you can possibly mimic that on your own way.

somple people wonder why their art isnt as complete and well done as other artists' work. the answer is simple. you havent done all the work others have done. you can make some clever sketch with afew strokes and that can be your style, but if you do wanna make something complete, and advanced work as some of those industry professionals, you will have to spend your time and apply multiple techniques to a canvas. now you know this intergalactic beat session wasnt done with blink of an eye.

when its just you and your canvas, be patient, and enjoy every little steps.
if you learn to enjoy applying every little details, anyone can make nice technically advanced piece.

hope this walk though will do something nice for your artistic endeavor.

hey, why dont you send me a little note if you ever do something based on this tutorial? id be more than happy to see your work, and i will give you my honest opinion. that will make a nice perfect circle.

thanks everyone for enjoying my work. those who commented and added me to your friends list, i owe you a sushi and sake. one of these days we will hook up and enjoy nice art discussion over some unagi!

[link] -------------------::complete work:: INTERGALACTIC BEAT SESSION

[link] Octopussy (kunkka and hoon collab) Photoshop coloring walk though::
edit: recatagorized
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sorridi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
This is so cool! Wow, it sure takes a lot of work to create art. I am one of those lazy people who thinks they can get by with shortcuts, but now I see there's no easy way around art, especially CGing. Others can tell right away the amount of effort put into the your work.
Artistiane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. This was usefull for learning the prosess in digital art!
Shiver1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
This was so inspirational :D
Thankyou so much :) :glomp:
Shiver1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
This was so inspirational :D
Thankyou so much :) :glomp:
Tigerboi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
insta-fave ;p

its just too awesomme 8D
Reeis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Thanks fo sharing!!! :XD: + favs!
savianty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Sinjintek Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
beautiful, i really appreciate the step by step breakdown!
dell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
My hats off to you once again, I was happy to finally see how your work progresses. I am still not sure how you do what you do but I like it.
zuluyo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004   Digital Artist
I :+fav:ed this, because it rocks. I think I *will* use it next time I color something! :o Nice work Hoon. :D
CorRussArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004  Student Digital Artist
you're the type of person people want to poison after they see your work.....but really it is dope man. I love your work and always have.
jaakobou Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
as i've said for the last tutorial .. this is awesome and i'm defiantely learning from it

as many of these as you have the patiance to make are good

cheers :)
Ashia-chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2004
you're amazing:worship:
clok Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004
Always a treat when you share insight :)
mojaam Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Very nice. Thanks a lot for sharing :thumbsup;.
cyberphobia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
omg. :heart:
steve0 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
awsome stuff. thanks for submiting it!
Mongoloid Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Writer
you should make this into an uber cool pencil
tdx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Digital Artist
Holy hell that's've got some real talent man! :)
InflamedSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Hey cool. If u look at it in the scaled down form it looks like a flute :D.
No-Cab Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
This is by far the coolest thing I've seen on this site. Thanks you for having something different for me to look at.
cutegirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Student Interface Designer
VEry sweet ^^
tymeart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
amazing!! now if only i knew how to do that....
V-S-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
god damit.. it wont load up all the way
SerpienteyHada Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Extraordinary Tuto.
BlumenStrasse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
whoa... :omfg:
EvilMufasa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Kudos for doing this. I haven't really seen a tutorial like this posted before. Very good CGing, and your drawing style is equally great. I have never been one to CG, because on everything I do I like to teach myself, and it just doesn't seem to be coming out good. So, I pretty much stick to the sketching. I would like to learn, as those around me tell me it would enhance the pictures so very much. I can't seem to find the time or skill to do so. And I seem to have a habit of smudging my pictures. This should help. Also, Mechanical pencil is the only way to go. =D

All around great job Bro.
carootje Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
hmmm interesting... yes...
alyssa2004 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
wow, you are probably one of the best artists i have ever seen. i love this stuff, it's so inspiring. now, if only i had some of those nifty programs for myself... :D
bikerboy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
I simply just love scrolling thru it and watching the small to large progress come complete.:)
spectatrix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
It's great to see the steps you took to make it, thank you for taking time to do that. :thanks:
diamondscan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
I think I got lost on step one, but the work in progress shots are definitely interesting to looks at. :nod:
TimParker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Interface Designer
wow this is amazing mad props to you for such a great piece!
entienda- Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Photographer
cooolll neat design :hug: awesomee !!!

flameinnight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Writer
i smell a devious award coming now i know why ur so talented so dam methodical but thats good love seeing ur work this is a great perspective into it
Xaroth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
good job :o really nice..
Master-Sheron Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist
taht's very interesting to see how you progress in your art.............The final result could sometimes appear rather simplein its composition but we really see here that's there's a real work on each details and it makes us see the final in another way.....I LOVE
jeevan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
I don't think I can say much more for this piece other than... :+favlove:
nachoyague Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
what can i say!!!!: THANK U those who created internet... Thanks them we can share tutorials like that... And thank u for share with us your skills.... I printed this pic and hang it on my wall . i luv it
oblivionxyz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
ThomasBrewsterDesign Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
I like this method of painting on a seperate layer and keeping the lines by themselves. If you make a mistake no problem. I use photoshop alot and digitally ink my sketches or line art. Great Job!!!
carl86 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Student
wow this is certinally a fantastic piece of work its sooo so different to anything that i have seen on dev art and the way you have presented it is looks like you have taken a lot of time to work on this piece also but im sure you have got to be happy with the over all finish of it:D .....i will have to look throught the rest of your gallery and see what other intersting work you have D:D
keep up the fantastic work :clap:clap:clap:
mattdanna Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very nice tutorial there. :nod:
Steve666 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Amazing. ;)
Paulustrator Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Student
handy, cool drawing!
katinexu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Interface Designer
A true artist doesn't care if somebody knows the tecnique, cause it is the talent what counts!!

you are a great artist.

Incredible work ^__^
machairaSeven Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
awesome tutorial!!! :D im sure a lotta people out there are loving it :love: hehehe :D
thanks for sharing a bit of your incredible talent ;)

WandringThunderStorm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Very good tutorial...too bad I don't have the right tools to try it myself...
princesskitty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Digital Artist
wow! That was really really cool. I'm gonna do it again. I can see how you did it but I still don't know how you do it!
chibitensai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Great tutorial...
But even more than that, great commentary about art. No pain no gain.

Keep up the awesome works~!
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