Original: --Behind the Scenes--

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A behind the scene look of how I generate my picture. If you have any advice on how I can improve, please feel free to tell me. I would like to improve my process. Thank you.

I'm posting this to answer questions by those that wonder how an image goes from pencil to CG.

--Character Design--
>First I pencil the shapes and structure of my image. I start to finalize the image, but I leave all lines, so it's a mess. (Not Shown)
>Next, I apply a new sheet of paper over the image on my lighted table and trace the lines with a pen. I can change and finalize lines as I wish. I can also drastically change objects and fix errors in this stage too.
>I can finish here and scan or I can plan out the color formation if I'm not lazy (Shown)
>Then I use PS tools to clean up my image into crisp black lines. (There are tutorials out there for doing this)

>I start by coloring the base colors, and add different layers of shadows and highlights as my color plan tells me.
>After I have the hair colored I start to blend the lines into the hair. The color lines make for a 'softer' natural look ^_^. I also blend here and there depending on what I want.
>At this stage, I start to inspect the image, and fix anything I want to fix.
>Finally, I add lighting, accessories (sword), and effects as necessary.
>I output my image to generate the wall.

>Wallpaper tutorials are out there


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  1. sould3mon Apr 23, 2004

    looks nice
    i cant comment on the process im new to drawwing so
    i geus everyone has his own way
    though i think the light table is a handy tool i wish i had :)

  2. Voracle Apr 23, 2004

    Light table(box) is sold at Walmart in the Arts/Crafts section for $30 ^_^

  3. PANDAgirl Apr 24, 2004

    WAHHH!!!! XD Just something I need!!!! Weee!!!! I'll take this into consideration one day when I have tons of time to play around with PS!!

  4. littlemikey26 Dec 07, 2005

    very cool pics and informative too! this is neat! i also never trhought about the light table...the eyes would be esier that way.....

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