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

Click Download for the ginormous-er version of this.

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
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DerZeichner Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
The lighting is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for saying so
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DuncanFraser Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
AWESOME. Makes me want to create him in 3D.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That would be pretty awesome
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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.
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raitheoshow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fav'd - thanks for the in depth explanation!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
np, hope it helped
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sheebal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist
The 4th one looks like it can make it's own animated series! great job
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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