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character tutorial by dinmoney character tutorial by dinmoney
actual pic [link]
whew, making a tutorial is much more difficult than i anticipated...

hope this is more insightful than my previous walkthroughs!
(will probably delete last one)

C&C welcome (=





cs4/ cintiq/ lots of sour patch kids
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:icondeshanrocks:
deshanrocks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work! Gonna try this out ! How did you achieve the smoothness tho? (when comparing last 2 steps)
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
basically just painting, like shading using a pencil, just gradually blending.
dinmoney.deviantart.com/art/Di… is a more recent tutorial of mine, hopefully it is more helpful, cheers!
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Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good, TKS for this :)
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers bro!
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Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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A-D-I-L Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
amazing shadows
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:iconnaeran:
Naeran Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... It looks simple but, I'm sure, for someone not used to it may be quite hard. :)

Anyway, it's always a good help on the way of improvement!
Great work! :clap:
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Balzorg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist
lets say i wanna put some colors to the b&w pic i did
how do i do it? draw over it? using blending options?
it would really be helpful if u could explain how to put colours in that finished B&W piece...
btw thanks its really helpful =]
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:iconj-freakz:
j-freakz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is what I was looking for. . . thank you ^ ^
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Thorgriim Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice Tutorial
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Martael Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Hm, dunno if I commented on this before or not, but thank you so much for this! Instant fave! This should help when I try and give a go at character designing today!
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MrDeanster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent tutorial. I have to ask, how do you get the materials to look so different and realistic by using greyscale values? I'm trying to get good at concept work in photoshop but most of my efforts at painting stuff so far have resulted in block colours, which is fine, but I really want to try improve at more fundamental things like this. Also, how many layers do you usually find using for stuff like this? Cheers
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I always wanted to learn this :D I wonder if its possible to cel it up abit.
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superhermit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty good and useful ^^
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad to hear it is still helping people, cheers!
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ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha.
Can I make you a question? When painting digitally I usually makes layers for each part of the drawing like "body base", "body shadows", "body lights", etc... But every layer I paint directly in colors.
what do you say, is better if I use the greyscale method (drawing the entire image in greyscale), and then I put the color on it??? im a little afraid it could be more difficult D:
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it's personal preference and varies from pic to pic, but i prefer to start in grayscale. i find that once you get the tones right, colouring is just icing on the cake. give it a try, always good to experiment (=
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:iconforeverzerodragon:
ForeverZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thanks I think I will surely try that method, it seems to be a more faster and presice way for painting ^^
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
How you got from the rough version to the polished final is what amazes me :XD: I can't wrap my head around that.
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:iconpurpleneedle:
purpleneedle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wich brushes do you use for thumbnails and the first shades of gray
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
this could be useful for my concept on characters
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:iconin2eternity:
In2Eternity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This one is very useful, thanx!!!
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad it is helpful, happy painting! (=
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In2Eternity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Thanx :)
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NAstyJ Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey awesome tut, llove the step by step progress. I was just wondering is there a colour tutorial or something after this? i usually colour without black and white value map, but i know a lotta people work this way. When i sem to apply colour oerlays/multiplies over back and white, it never looks right to me, and then i end up just colouring over all of it again in normal colours ignoring the value i made with the black and white, any tips you can give me?
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad the tutorial was helpful!
these vids should help [link] , good luck! (=
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NAstyJ Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
omg unbelievably helpful. im gonna watch everything :O !!!! thanks so much!
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:iconikemathieu:
ikemathieu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
dude, this is amazing!!!!
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
happy to help (=
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:icondmaddrawer:
DMADdrawer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hey would u mind to make some videos of u drawing, and put it on utube, i know u do it live, the problem is i live on the other side of the world and time changes... so plz if its easy to u, and it doesnt botter u, could u put those live shows on utube or something like that in speed lapse. :D
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
all the livestreams are recorded if you want to watch, just look for ones with long amounts of time (= [link]
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:iconbahkana:
Bahkana Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome walk-through of your process! This will help tons once I get started!
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
glad to hear it! have fun (=
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llRobinll Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great man, very well explained
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude! (=
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maikmaik Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
surprisingly, this helped alot.
i thought it was going to be one of those pointless tutorials.
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks bro! (=
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:iconsalahh:
salahh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
do you always begin with black silouhette ?
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
for full body character concepts yea, other times i block in tones (=
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steohen2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student
hmmmm you can also use lumi but that's if you want to do over the top of lighting :3
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha yea thats the beauty of ps, there are 50 different ways to do anything (=
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Amazing, painting from shapes really does open up the imagination doesn't it? I need to start trying that more, and your tutorial will help a lot! Thanks ^ ^
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
happy painting (=
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Very nice I like the characters you drawn
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks buddy (=
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:iconsoulslayer317:
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
No prob my friend
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:iconjessicasalehi:
jessicasalehi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Very helpful tutorial. Have you read The Skillful Huntsman? Your techniques are similar to there's.
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:icondinmoney:
dinmoney Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha i have that book! and yea it is a common technique
you should try it sometime! (=
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jessicasalehi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I just got it. I will try it it seems really efficient.
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