Vampire Knight: Kiryuu Zero with Bloody Rose

Matsuri Hino, Vampire Knight, Zero Kiryuu, Member Art
Matsuri Hino Mangaka Vampire Knight Series Zero Kiryuu Character Member Art Source


Artist Comment

KIRYUU ZERO from Hino Matsuri's Vampire Knight. This can be said as my very first vector painting. I'm still relatively new to Adobe Photoshop, meaning I just kind of discover through trial-and-error how to paint this picture in the program on-the-spot. The original picture is a lineart that I drew beforehand and took a picture of it and cleaned it up. I used Photoshop 6.0 (quite passe already, considering there have been several updated versions after 6.0 and the latest for the time being is CS3, but anyway... ;P) All in all, I enjoyed the whole process of painting the picture... I hope people will like it too!
The tools: I cannot recall nor describe them well, but I'll try - the main tool used in the making of this portrait is Magnetic Lasso for getting the lines; Airbrush for colouring (using Multiply mode in 30% opacity because that way I can build up colour to the tone that I wish); Dodge tool for highlighting, and Burn tool for surfacing darker tones where necessary. I only worked on one layer because I blasted up on the selection tool, performing addition, substracting, inverting and all sorts of modern magic with it to make the selections.

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  1. devilswing May 11, 2009

    the hair and face seems to have a few details that are a little edgy, but none the less you did a pretty good job considering that you are not that familiar with photoshop.
    keep up the good work. +fave

  2. epsilon86 May 13, 2009

    I think this is quite good considering that this is your first attempt! I cannot remember my first attempt in vector painting. I think it was disastrous that i forgotten about it!

    i just think that there is some edgyness to the art. I think you can smooth them out by using pen tool to draw the curve. For that part. The colouring of the school uniform is really good! Keep it up!

  3. Steffi1690 Moderator Jun 17, 2010

    Coool! - Looks really Goood/Great! :))
    Great Work!

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