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December 12, 2013
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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.
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, because I feel like it's more interactive.

Painter 12.
6-8 hours.

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LUMOSme Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Wow... I just have one question. How much often do you change the layer? Do you have some rules like " sketchlines ", " bodyparts" or things like that?
Thks anyway!
Short2Cents Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for showing this! I love the ability to see each step in the process
profesone Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Dude, I hate you.  This is amazing.  A direction I want my work to go but can't get away from line work.
MrPheenox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
sketcheth Featured By Owner 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
MrPheenox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 ;)
sketcheth Featured By Owner 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
MrPheenox Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm such a slow replier.. Any way! i tried something I've never tried before. I've always drawn stuff in black'n white, then made the layer 'luminosity' and added colour behind it. It woks great for outside environments were you generally only have one light source and then some bouncing light.. but in inside environments it just doesn't cut it. So, with inspiration from your drawing, a lot of other tutorials and some knowledge about colours and light bounce ect. i drew directly in colour, and.. im surprisingly happy about the result! So.. there should come some pictures on the page within this following month.

So.. I WENT MADE STUFF! (i know.. horrible grammar in that last sentence, but it had to resemble yours)
sketcheth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear you made stuff and that I could be tangentially helpful! Rock on, buddy.
MrPheenox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn it. my current project is a 3 page comic.. page 1 is done, and with a relativly good flow, then i start on page 2.. and i've redrawn the first pic 3 times now. its funny how you make a whole page with relativly ease, and then when you have to start on page two you just cant get it right.
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