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Logan Step-by-Step by DanielAraya Logan Step-by-Step by DanielAraya
Step by step for this baybeh: [link]

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I'll do my best to explain what I did in each step, but I kinda just saved at random times so it doesn't make for the most in depth look into my process. Honestly, I barely even have a process, I just slap my tablet with the stylus until something comes out.

Uno) Rough sketch done in Autodesk Sketchbook pro on my tablet PC. I had no idea what I was going to doodle, so I defaulted to my standard "dude standing around" and gradually morphed him into Wolverine.

Ni) Flats. Pretty self explanatory. I tend to pick super ridiculously saturated reds for my base flesh tone, because I usually calm it down as I progress. Or not. I don't even know to be honest. i REALLY like the piece at this stage, in some ways more so than how it finally turned out.

Tres) Using a standard airbrush on a new layer, I glaze in some hue shifts. Some are arbitrary, some are super exaggerated (the face). I like to keep adding shifts in hue to keep things varied, as opposed to having big blocks of the same color.

4) On a multiply layer I paint in the basic shadow patterns.

Go) I paint some orange junk to indicate a strong natural light source.

Six) I strengthen the hell out of that light source, and I paint in a bit of sub surface scattering. I crank the SSS all the way up for his ears, because I always do that. I think I also paint a bit of ambient occlusion under his chin and in some of the other more recessed parts of his figure. I also start painting a subtle light source on his arm to flesh it out a bit

7) I don't even think there's a difference. What a stupid step.

Hachi) Smoothed his shirt and started defining his jeans.

9) Paint his hand and hair, continue refining things here and there. It's a little hard to narrow down what I did because after step 4, I'm spastic as hell with my approach.

Sixteen) I add minor touch-ups that nobody will notice, and add the claw scratch thingies cuz they're KOOOOOL. Annnnnnd at this point I call it done. An hour later I come back and change 4 or 5 relatively unimportant things, and then I post it up on deviantart.
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Si-ddh-art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good
DerZeichner Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
The lighting is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for saying so
DuncanFraser Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
AWESOME. Makes me want to create him in 3D.
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That would be pretty awesome
StLemons Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This was actually a lot more helpful than I figured it was going to be.

Also studying design has taught me that design lecturers hate it when you do something because it is KOOOOOL, as such I have established it is the best reason to add anything to a piece of artwork.
raitheoshow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fav'd - thanks for the in depth explanation!
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
np, hope it helped
sheebal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
The 4th one looks like it can make it's own animated series! great job
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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