First attempt at airbrushing

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by jumpman17, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    All right, I've finally gotten around to using my Wacom tablet and now that I've figured it out, I love it. I took the lines from my existing Guy (from Tales of the Abyss) vector and dumped them into Photoshop where I began airbrushing. It's still a work in progress obviously, but I'm excited and wanted to show it off my first attempt at airbrushing.

    Click the images below to go to the actual page.

    Vector:
    [​IMG]

    Airbrushing WIP:
    [​IMG]

    Airbrushing Final:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Ace Gunman

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    Looks pretty good! Unfinished, but good.
     
  3. JPH

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    Ooh, looks very nice.
    We can look forward to more?
     
  4. BoneMonkey

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    very very good
     
  5. nando

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    it looks pretty good, but you should probably use a tapering brush specially for the hair.
     
  6. laminaatplaat

    laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Awsomeness I want to learn that sometimes, but tablets are expencive and understanding Photoshop or Illustraitor takes much time [​IMG]

    Or do you maybe have a good tutorial :?
     
  7. TaeK

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    Make your lineart the darker colour of the NEAREST colour, if you understand, since hard black lineart is best suited for cel-shaded art... not partically for soft coloured art.
     
  8. Sc4rFac3d

    Sc4rFac3d GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I really really need to get me a tablet... Awesome work.
     
  9. Commander

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    Nice work jumpman17, what wacom tablet do you use?

    I prefer the vector because I do alot of vector work aswell.

    ~ Commander
     
  10. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Really nice, jumpman!

    I look forward to seeing more!
     
  11. bluebright

    bluebright GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    my wacom changed my life. best money i ever spent (aside from my DS). Glad to see your digging it as well. Are you gonna post more things soon?
     
  12. benchma®k

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    :'( I think gbatemp should do a competition to win a tablet next... I want one!! [​IMG]

    Really nice work jumpman, i love the subtleness of the shirt.. its great!! Can we see the finished article soon?
     
  13. Sinkhead

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    It looks great now, can't wait to see it finished! I wish I could draw like that...
     
  14. jumpman17
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    I have a little more of it done, but it's at a stand still right now because I need to fix my PC (been screwy all week) and I can't do that until this weekend.
     
  15. vinnick

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    Just some suggestions:

    - You can just lock the transparency of the lineart layer to change the black line to other colour.
    - I think the shade should be a bit darker. ^^ It is kinda hard to tell where the shadow is for the skin.
    - The hair shine looks kinda... funny. Airbrushing and cell-shading is quite different... ^^; I think for airbrushing, it looks better if you draw strands of hair instead of in blocks.

    That's all.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Finished. Finally. I'm so lazy. I updated my first post with the final image. Click it to go to the page for it and if you want, you can download a larger version with the download link on the left.
     
  17. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Wow, thats pretty amazing [​IMG]
    It really quality work, nice job.

    I gotta get me a Wacom tablet one of these days [​IMG]