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Process by AndrewRyanArt Process by AndrewRyanArt
I like to switch things up but this is usually how I paint things, starting with a line drawing then blocking in colors underneath before moving onto the final rendering of values/textures overtop everything.

Sometimes I don't see certain mistakes until later stages, like realizing Mordin's hips were very feminine looking in the initial linework, which is why I like this process because once I block in the flat colors I get a rough idea of the silhouette and can make adjustments before proceeding to the laborious rendering stage.
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Wallaceclan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Dude...Bioware must hire you!
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TheKillerAngel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does the line drawing usually take you, and what resolution/dpi do you start at?
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The-BigC Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
so you start with the linework, put in some first colours and then.....oh come on!
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Antrix32 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just curious, why do you choose to go strait to colour rather than using monochrome first to make the setting of values easier for you?
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I find that trying to add color on top of value can lead to weird clashes with temperature
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Antrix32 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Understandable.

Thanks for the answer :) love your work.
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StormAndy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
What kind of brush options do you sketch with and what tablet for the first stage? As much as i try to get into it and enjoy i still have massive preference to sketching by hand which is really holding me back since I don't have a scanner handy.
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Really interesting to see the progress of an image from sketch to final painting. Thanks for sharing!
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metalliam Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love mordin and i love this process very interesting to look at and notice the changes between the 2nd and 3rd shot
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whitetower-exe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Also: Next time could you post another shot, between 2 and 3? It feels like a bit of a jump in quality (but then again it's always the last 20% of final touches that make it look professional, but those are the ones we usually miss out).
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