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Nebulic Process by Mr--Jack Nebulic Process by Mr--Jack
Process for this piece.
I didn't have a particularly solid idea when I sat down, but I pretty much blocked out the shapes I wanted with my very first few brushstrokes and went with it from there. I don't work with linework like this that much but it's quite fun!
Though it does sort of throw me off a bit when it comes to the painting stage, just because it can be hard to decide how much rendering I want to do and how much I'm happy to leave the linework show through.
Apologies too, that the first 'colour' stage is all one big jump, this method relies on me saving regularly and sometimes I do a bit too much without pausing so it skips some stuff.

Ended up taking about 7 hours last night, all in photoshop CS4, painted mostly with this square brush. Final file was about 4k px tall, and ended up being 5 paint layers and a couple of adjustments at the end.

Enjoy!
Final is here -
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gregorKari Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
can I ask you something? How do you lay the armor of a character over your underdrawing? I often got the problem, I am satisfied with the pose, also know what kind of armor my character should get, but when I go over it, it always feels some kind of inaccurate. then I spend hours to fix that before I finally start over again.. when I look at your designs, it always looks so obvious how it should work, but it just does not. should I maybe just ignore that feeling and continue with my bloody pieces?? I know most of all the time, the answer is ~just more practice~... but maybe you got some advice to speed things a bit up?^^ greets and cheers! and thank you once more for sharing this process piece! 
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gregorKari Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aargh! sorry sorry, just got out of practice... havent been drawing for a week now, that made me a bit confused.. everything is fine again XD.. have a nice weekend!^^
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John-boGohn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, I love your process things, they're so cool!
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Miturtow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just magical La la la la 
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JaimeDL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thanks for sharing the process. Excellent work.
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JoseManuelSerrano Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are great man!
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isso09 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dude I love the fact that you're doing so much personal work now, and I love that you're uploading the process. This is super fucking helpful, and I'm sure I'm not the only one at my job who can learn from this. Thanks a lot!
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AlexanderDario Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
For some reasons I love more the process than the final image... It's so intriguing looking the evolution of the lines and colors! Great work!
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Nightblue-art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gah! Stop making everything look so easy already :P Great work as always.
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ekarnopp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I only get jealous of people with Cintiq's when I see their digital drawings underneath..... I'm that right now, such great work man.
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Crimm-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck why do you make it look so easy, you fantastic bastard?
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yamcara Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
beautiful job! O.O
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JonnyDark Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Scary! I'm not sure i want to know what you dream about.
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:iconhw-25:
HW-25 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love seeing the process, very inspiring.
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Jaeox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Writer
Nice job and thanks for the progress view :D
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Budumpshh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
fuuuuuckin awesome :D thanks for sharing *0*
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kovah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How long would this kind of thing actually take? and do you do like an under sketch first to get the anatomy (especially of the people) right first or just go straight to black lines?
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LotusFleur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I can relate to the problem you have when drawing with lineart. I think the amount of render looks just right in this one. Beautiful lineart. I really like how you let areas without much variety of colour or tone, hidden from the eye it helps the focal points and the general colour feeling of the picture, it's something I have to work on my stuff...

It's nice that you have a girlfriend that challenges you artistically. Keep up the good work!
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LoneyAngel88 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always cool to see the process
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:iconjoshmurano:
joshmurano Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
BUeno! Thanks for the share, awesome work!
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:iconmayaofprana:
MAYAofPRANA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Wow
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:iconmackbesmirch:
MackBesmirch Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
how i love to watch you work ! thanks so much for sharing. this is really fabulous.
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome <3
Have you ever done progress videos? That'd be amazing to watch!
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m0x1e1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think this is so tight. I love the compositional tweak you give it right at the end.
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gvbn10 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh man...
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done, and thanks very much for sharing the process!
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey. stop being so awesome. it's killing me. haha. but seriously, don't stop.
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m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
lIt is soooooooooooo amazing!!
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SuminskyArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I found very interesting that you use lines heavily, most CG artists Im aware of end up trowing shapes/blocks of colors and start putting detail from there, something very different from what Im used to, to me everything starts as lines, than you make them disappear with shading (or not)..
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tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
That was fun to watch, thanks for sharing.
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BloodValkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Nice!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Spetacular, congratulations!
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abandoneddream Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Process pic is like a candy. Yummy candy. Never enough of those :nerd:
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:iconboyoflol:
Boyoflol Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that was cool o.O'
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Hardedge-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your process man! It's great to see how others work, and inspiring too :)
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macro-vision Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
i love your progression files. i like to see how you do your art, you really inspire me
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SharkSmirk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is fantastic! Thank you for posting it. :thanks:
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gregorKari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks really good and funny to do as well!
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TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Truly inspirational!
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:iconlynako:
Lynako Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome!!
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suspension99 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i ask, why this work in Digital UA group??? you from ukraine?
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional
no, I guess I don't always pay too much attention to what exactly the groups are when people ask to add my art :P
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MaurogDark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
The monster is Ukraine-shaped ;D
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NickDeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspiring! Thank you for this.
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trunkss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
it's like magic
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Chialupa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for sharing!
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Stalfrost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You make it look easy, but it's actually impossible :iconcryforeverplz:
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Hypogeum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How many layers did you use for this one?
One for the lines, one for the colors?
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MissMaddyTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So inspiring!
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Dracowyr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you SO much for sharing your process! Fantastic work, as always.
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