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August 8, 2012
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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.

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! 
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!^^
John-boGohn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, I love your process things, they're so cool!
Miturtow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just magical La la la la 
JaimeDL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thanks for sharing the process. Excellent work.
JoseManuelSerrano Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are great man!
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!
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!
Nightblue-art Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gah! Stop making everything look so easy already :P Great work as always.
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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