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121313 Couch Process by sketcheth 121313 Couch Process by sketcheth
EDIT:: You can now see an animated version on tumblr!!

Every image is roughly 15 minutes of work. Sometimes I missed the timer and let it go long, and there might have been some undocumented work between the steps. Okay, okay, so there's nothing consistent here but I tried.
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I've been wanting to put up something that shows my process for a while now. As you can see "process" for me is synonymous with aimless wandering.

In all seriousness, this is how a lot of my stuff starts out, a vague tonal drawing with some sketchy lines over top, suggesting a pose that I think is interesting, and then I go from there, blocking in colors and hopefully establishing a sense of atmosphere as quickly as I can.

This is a strange one too because I started this back in October and got a couple hours in before letting it go, and then when I came back earlier this week I forgot where I was, and was mostly just turned off by how dull the color was, so that's why there's a sudden saturation jump.

This is a pretty weak tutorial from an educational standpoint, but hopefull you get something out of it! I want to do the tutorial sort of thing moreso on Justin.tv, because I feel like it's more interactive.

Painter 12.
6-8 hours.

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:iconmrpheenox:
Very nice pic! Sweet to see the progress, it is very inspirering. Only critique i can give is that adding light reflection from the gameboy to her face/torso is missing and leaves the impression that power has been turned off.

Any way nice work. Looks really natural and coasy.
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sketcheth Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You know, that's a totally fair critique. I think it does kind of break the narrative a little bit. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate it
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:iconmrpheenox:
No worries, i guess thats why we publish our work, except for the fact that others appreciate it. Any way, i will probably take a look at this next time i blow the dust of my Cintiq ;)
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sketcheth Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, exactly. Getting a response, critical and not is the only real reason to share your work and I always relish the critical feedback. But yeah, especially if you've got a cintiq GO MAKE STUFF! :D
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mangakamadd Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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RubyXia Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial! 
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sketcheth Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking a look, it was my pleasure.
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Tetra-zombie Jan 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
What brushes did you use for this?

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sketcheth Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
An assortment of custom made brushes in Painter12. Most of them are based off of the charcoal brushes in one way or another, though. I'm planning on releasing a pack of my favorite brushes in the future so stay tuned! :D
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Tetra-zombie Jan 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Awesome, i have been trying to replicate with a gouache and oil brush. I can't wait to mess around with your brushes
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