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Step by Step of one of my works. This is the first step, you can see the other ones following the links:

Next step: [link]

Tools: Photoshop CS 2, Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, and tons of patience ;).

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raskova Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
AH! PS CS 2, ...oookkkkk.... Is that better than Photoshop 7? I'd like to know the difference if you are familiar. :)
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dark-spider Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
The last versions of Photoshop are better to work with, but if you're gonna change, it's better to try out CS5.
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MelissaGambino Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
^-^ thank you
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9desertflowers Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
wow! really beautiful drawing!! i like it! ;)
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ipsiepixie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Thank you for sharing! Will be looking at the other ones as well!
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JoseArtist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist
Do you use references for the figures? How did you learn anatomy?

Regards
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I use references when needed, usually from live models. I learn anatomy studying from books and at school, and of course practising a lot :)
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JoseArtist Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist
Any special anatomy book to recommend?

Thanks a lot

Jose
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Try reading books from Andrew Loomis or Burne Hogarth. Their books are common references for painters.
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JoseArtist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist
Thanks for your reply

Best wishes
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Laurie-Laurie Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
As an illustration student, I wanted to thank you posting this, it really helps me see the various ways of doing things digitally, which in the stage of my learning process is very important, since I haven't quite found "my medium" yet so to speak, and I have the most trouble with taking my drawings and adding color/shading. ^_^

Once again, I love your work, and thanks so much for offering us a look inside your head!<3
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dark-spider Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I'm glad this can be helpful for you :). Good luck with your works!!
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sweetychan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
i went to your site and try to download your other tutorial but it says the page is lost '404 file not found'.^^;
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dark-spider Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
It seems that the magazine in which the tutorial was featured has been taken down :). I will make the tutorial available on my site in a few days ^_^
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sweetychan Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
oh cool, thanks:tighthug:. i'm looking forward . :)
BTW your creation is very beautiful looking. :wow:
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Silver-Mercy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Okay. firstly your work is very beautiful. You should be very proud of what you accomplish. I have a question though. I have difficulty putting such detail into my artwork, so i'm curious as to what sizing you tend to work with. Your close ups are wonderfully detailed, your files must be huge! =]
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dark-spider Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
(Sorry for the late answer ^^)
Indeed, my files are very huge :). I usually work with 50x70 cm at 300 of resolution.
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Silver-Mercy Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
wow ok :) thanks ^^
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desertflame Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
this is interesting to see, but doesn't really help as a tutorial. your technique is too complicated to follow, the jump from pic no.1 to 2 was already too much. it would be more helpful if you described EXACTLY what brushes you used, what size, etc. so that people who are inexperienced can follow along.
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Well, I didn't say this is a tutorial, but a step by step. Here I show how I do an artwork, since a lot of people have curiosity about my progress in a painting. I'm not a master but an illustrator, so I'm not trying to teach anything; if this step by step can help somebody to improve, that's a bonus :).

Of course it's complicated, it's not for inexperienced ones since the picture cannot be done by a begginer. It took me ten years of daily work to be able to do that, don't expect somebody can do the same at first try :). By the way, don't lie yourself: a tutorial can help to improve but it can't teach you how to paint, for that you will have to work yourself.

About what you sugest, I don't think you will find that helpful. If I explain exactly what I do it will be more difficult to follow and totally bored. Because I just paint. I took a brush and paint. That's it. It doesn't matter the sizes or the kind of brushes, this work can be done with only a custom brush and the result will be the same. Differente brushes are only to be quicker and only if you're an experienced artists, but are not the key in any way :).
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desertflame Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I disagree that describing exactly what settings to use etc. would be useless and boring, because once people know how one person does it they can always play around and adapt it to their own technique. Imitation is easier than straight experimentation, you know? But I do understand where you're coming from, and for a step-by-step this is actually quite neat. So thanks for putting it together.
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
That's ok :). Of course it could be useful to know the techniques, but when I said that it could be really boring it's because for me it's a constant of taking the same brush and do strokes, there's no more mystery :). Most of people seems to think that you do some "miracoulus trick" and then the painting appears :D (no kidding, they say me exactly that dozens of times! ^^). What I show here it's what I do exactly, there's no more than repeat and repeat the same things :).
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Mutsumipat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Digital Artist
Hellooo Dark-Spider! ^^ I'm a big fan of your art and I saw your step by step. I draw with a tablet with Corel Painter X that I love but I have a problem... I drew a lot of faces with references and I have images in my minds that I want to draw and I can't draw them T_T I'm sad because I would like to draw things from my dreams. Because I remember my dreams. I know it's really hard to draw without reference but I'm very lost and I don't know where starting. I'm sorry, I'm French, so, my English can be wrong ... ^^'''' (What is the first thing to learn for draw without reference??) thanks in advance
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Thanks so much ^___^.

Well, reference is very helpful to learn how to draw, since it's a good way to practice :). You can't draw without reference and have a good result at your first try. My advice is that you try to work part by part. Draw eyes until you do them ok, then began with noses, lips, and at the end do the full face. But tons of times, the only way to learn is to practice a lot :). It will be difficult to draw things from your dreams, it takes a lot of patience and experience. But you don't give up and you will do it. My first faces were totally awful, lol :D.

Also, there's something you can try: draw a face with reference, and then try to do the same face without looking at the first draw or reference. There will be differences that you can check to improve yourself when you draw :).
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Mutsumipat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Digital Artist
thank you so much for the fav'!!!

I'm working on a new drawing and I did the sketch on paper and I scaned it because it's more easy for me like that and my sketchs are bad on tablet 0_0. I'm very patient for drawing, so, I'll work a lot!! thank you so much again for your precious answer! :hug:
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akaneia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
thank you for sharing this with us :)
i'll try it out ^^
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Chaosqueen0590 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
oh wow, i saw your work on elfwood and it was absolutely stunning... and you said you did it with photoshop, so i went out and bought photoshop... but i have no idea how to create anything as good as yours, hell i cant even color a normal pencil drawing i scanned... :S

So... i am humbly asking for your help... could you, i mean... do you think you could give me pointers or something...

Thanks for your time

chaosqueen...

p.s i LOVED the mirror one with three eyed monster thing..o.O
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Thanks :). It's great to see some people of elfwood around. I hope I could find more time to be around elfwood more ^^.

I would no lie to you: photoshop is not easy to learn. You will have to work a lot of time on it until you achieve a good result. It's like everything in life: you can't know how to do it right at the first attempt :). So don't worry if your work doesn't seem right at the beggining, it's natural (my first works sucked pretty much :D).

The best advice that I could give you is to practice a lot with it and try every button, every option the program has. It's the way I learned. But perhaps could be helpful to take a look at some begginers tutorial. I don't have any, but there's a lot of them on internet (epilogue for example has a good amount of good tutorials of several levels: [link] ).
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liquido-design Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008   Interface Designer
thank you kindly for your tutorials :) . I need to practice on my pencils now (i've been working only on manipulations in photoshop and no pencils...)
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Kmunn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Great tutorial! This is going to help a ton, thanks! =D
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Gourmandhast Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Very nicely done!
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Munia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
¡Muchas gracias por el tutorial! Hasta hace que hacer dibujos así de chulos parezca fácil y todo. :heart: Me lo estudiaré, a ver si se me pega algo de tu talento. ^^
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Whisp3rHeart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for doing this!!!! Absolutely beautiful work, by and by!!!
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Sagawa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Oh, la maga revelando sus trucos. :O
Me encanta ver este tipo de cosas, para ver cómo la gente se lo monta para conseguir ilustraciones geniales.

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Mosedeke Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student Filmographer
Great set of tutorials. Went and gave me the push to go and pick up my tablet again. Thanks for the work you put into making it!
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Aeralesque Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
This is beautiful work! Thaks for showing us your methods!

I'm curious as to what size canvas and what resolution you used for this, and is that standard for most of your work?
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
I'm so so sorry for not answer your message before. I have so many to reply and so few time that sometimes messages are left on the way :(.

My usual size canvas is 50x70 cm (equal to 19,6x27,5 inches), resolution 300. It's the size I use the most, but some times I change it if required.
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AyaBlue22 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
/sigh ^_^

I *love* seeing progressive pieces! Thanks so much for posting these, they're beautiful!
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BRESSEND Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
AHHH!!! K CHULO!!! K ganas tenía de ver como lo hacías, te kedan genial ^^
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DavisImages Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
very cool...thank you for sharing
:)
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liftangel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
good job
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HakuhoNoKaze Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank's for this tuttorial!
Amazing job!


Blessings!
H.N.K.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
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Malicelolite Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
ohhh es Persephone, pensaba que Hades estaba liado con Afrodita, aunque no se quien es Persephone, pero el nombre me suena mucho :S
Es para un libro que estas haciendo?? porque la maquetación esta muy chula y la clase esta genial, aunque no pueda entenderla del todo, el ingles me cuesta aunque me esfuerce en aprenderlo,
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ScourgeX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The final work looks really amazing.
Thank you much for sharing the tutorial.
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Alura6702 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Thanks for the tutorial- very informative!!
One question: what size canvas do you work in, usually? I tend to have the problem of either working too small, and get the right size or dpi.
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dark-spider Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Thanks :) I'm glad you find it useful.
I usually work with big canvas, about 50x70 cm (that would be 19x28 inches more or less) and 300 dpi. But if you work better in small sizes, a solution could be to do the rough and less defined strokes in a small canvas and then resize it and work on details.
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Alura6702 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Great idea. Thanks!
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InfiniteSum Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
awesome tutorial-or step by step-, its amazing how much the observant can learn by a simple step by step like this, assuming the artists work is good... oh dam.. your work is good no nvm its nuts @,..,@
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dekrue Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Thank you so very much for sharing with the community the way you go about doing your wonderful art.
You truly are amazing Cris !!!
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