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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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