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Something Red Walkthrough by verucasalt82 Something Red Walkthrough by verucasalt82
This is a walkthrough on how I did the picture Something Red, based on a photo by . And it's probably the closest thing to a tutorial that I'll ever make. :paranoid:

1. Exported linework from Freehand to Illustrator. Changed color to from black to #720000.

2. Did base colors as follows:
Skin: #FFF1E6
Lips: #E338OC
Tongue: #F7775E
Eye (Iris): #909058 and #CBC851
The white of the eye and teeth are plain white (#FFFFFF).

3. Did skin shading with semi-transparent (5-30%) shapes (color #720000) set to multiply. When the shading would start getting too dark, I'd group everthing and lower the transparency to 70-80%.

4. Skin shading was too dull so I created a new layer above it and drew a shape filled with #E33BOC and set to Color Dodge and 40% transparency. I also created some highlights by drawing shapes of the skin base color () and white (#FFF) set to lighten and blurred.

5. Shaded the lips and mouth the same way as the skin. Color #720000, 15-30% transparency. Highlights are #FFF1E56 set to lighten/30% transparency.

6. Eyes shaded the same way as everything else. Color #720000, 5-20% transparency.

To finish I added a new exclusion layer (color #021028) set to 80% transparency.
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cleanup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Why do you do the linework in Freehand? :confused:
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verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I like the pen tool better and I enjoy making things more difficult than they need to be. :D
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cleanup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Illustrator has a pen tool... or do you mean you prefer the Freehand one.
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verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I mean I like the one in Freehand better. :)
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cleanup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Illustrator has a pen tool... or do you mean you prefer the Freehand one.
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99thbone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks -- later days
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Zhaana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KEwl walkthrough ^__^ interesting to see how you work !
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sickarte Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
once i get money, i want you to do a design for the opening of my site. i haven't found a tutorial to help me get the hang of vector in cs; all i'm used to doing is psp.
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verucasalt82 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, just tell me when. :)

It's not vector, but =ChewedKandi has some excellent vexel artwork done in psp. She's got a tutorial, too.
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XcellardoorX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
wow!!! cool! i love seeing the behind the scenes stuff like that! thanks!

great job!
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m0nr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
*bows down*

brilliant :D

:excited:
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Vectory Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
Awesome.
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