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Big-Hand strikes again - WIP by Aledin Big-Hand strikes again - WIP by Aledin
"Work in Progress" thingy of "Big Hand strikes again" [link]

I don't always work like this (starting with grey tones) and I go through a lot of trial and error. I'm not too organized through the process, although I like to keep layers tidy (possibly), even though the main image is flattened: creatures and background in a single layer.
Only little things like spears, hair, smoke and other effects are on their own layers.

Hopefully you'll find something useful in this. It's kinda cool for me to see all the main steps too :D
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Renskaz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
about how much time does a painting like this take you?
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Aledin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hm...this is oldish, so I can't remember. I'd say an average of 40 hours, more or less.
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FresiaX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool ^^ i love the fact that you don't use loads of custom brushes, it gives the picture a more natural feel c: i love to see your process ^^



yes, i will go there as so many before me, it would be awesome if you would make a tutorial c: personally i like creative process tutorials, cus the only way to get this type of skill is to practice. or maybe u should make one on picking colors... or maybe.. ok, i'll stop rambling now c: just draw whatever you want pal, but.. i would not cry if you made a tutorial <-<
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Aledin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment.
I'm trying to make my first painting video.
I hope it turns out well. I'll post it here as soon as it's done.
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FresiaX Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeey ^^



omfg? i thought i watched you :L my brain is off now D| it's gonna be really interesting to see how you work : DD
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   General Artist
:wow:really fascinating to see your work develop:XD:..I was encouraged to start my works in greyscale,...and...it does help with complex works,but it does get a bit tedious...:faint:
I'm still relatively new at this whole digital painting thing,[and have only just dabbled with Painter]so I'm interested in the fact you don't use custom brushes..they always seem a bit contrived[I don't like the filters much,either:D!!]
This really could almost be a traditional piece...with thinner and thinner glazes of oils & varnishes over the top[*yay*:w00t:for the undo button,though!?;)]It's been very helpful to get a peek over your shoulder,so to speak!!:hug:It looks very lush and has a great atmosphere to it:love:!
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Aledin Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ahah thanks.
I hate filters too, all pretty useless to me, except for Gaussian Blur if needed (seldom).
I also agree on the boredom factor when painting grayscale only. It's also very weird because it doesn't give you an idea of the final piece.

Ultimately, it's good to try and figure out when we should use a method or the other. Personal choices I guess.
But overall the process is very traditional, yes. This is a bit like drawing and shading with a black pencil, then adding watercolor on top and retouching with gouache(for example). It only lacks traditional textures, but the concept is similar.
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   General Artist
Yes,I can see you;re not the type to use filters,but then one can see you've been traditionally trained:D!You don't need to use Photoshop effects as crutch..it's very inspiring to see your work,encourages me to keep practicing!!:)
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Aledin Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are already very good and do refined and elegant work. But of course practice and experimentation are always welcome. That's what art is about. :D An endless ride.
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winiP Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
yeah you are absolutely right about females.
btw , i think you should create the another drawing with that golem in a far horizon , his pose is just amazing !!!
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Aledin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heheh really? Should I zoom in see what disasters he has made? From the distance it looks like he finished his business there and he's contemplating the result. ;)
Elven pudding.
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winiP Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
yeah yeah yeah ! some fire or a bang should look awesome , and ofc that pose invincible pose ... D:
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I love the definition of the golem's collarbone and anatomy. Really bad ass.
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Aledin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I so enjoy drawing big and stupid monsters. It's the only way for me to have fun with male characters.
When I have to draw normal men I get easily bored, unlike with female characters that are enjoyable in any forms. :D
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Cause monsters smashing things is awesome!

Haha, I actually wish there was more decent artwork of men. Such a rarity these days, especially in photography.
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Aledin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes true, but you know, women are objectively more beautiful creatures. :D hehe

Perhaps men can be "beautiful" in a very different way, which is why "handsome naked men" aren't that common in contemporary art.
Even in ancient Greece men's nudity was meant to portray other things, like strength, might, confidence, agility...The only beauty implied in it was anatomy, but that goes beyond the sex itself.

So you're right, it's something interesting to explore artistically because it's different from portraying women. We also live in an era where the female body best represent elegance and grace, while men are often seen sexually ambiguous in certain contexts and the best way for them to keep their masculinity is to avoid public exposure of their bodies (unless again it's a naked mighty and muscular torso). It's certainly very cultural, something worth analyzing perhaps.
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I agree very much with the statement of the anatomy going beyond sex itself.

I actually was just discussing this the other day. Its almost strange how common it is to see half naked women, but how much of a taboo it is to see even a half naked man! I feel like part of it (in America, at least) is the stupid machoism that all men have, and the extreme homophobia for everything... It's so silly. When I see someone naked, its VERY rare that I am ever attracted to them whether they are male or female. If anything, I admire the anatomy and beauty of the pose or style. There's no "ew" factor in any of it, or even attraction. So I guess its strange to me that its such a taboo on such a dramatic level.
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Aledin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, and it's a taboo created by men themselves, not certainly by women.
Perhaps men are a lot more insecure about their "role" and social image than women are.
I guess feminism has worked pretty well in that sense. ahah
(even though I'm still for MORE women rights, they don't have enough in my opinion, but that's another issue)

Anyway, art is the only thing that could effectively break this taboo.
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