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Tutorial: Lost Adventurer by nJoo Tutorial: Lost Adventurer by nJoo
As I promise a while back~ This is the 2nd tutorial of an illo I did for Dragon Magazine, just to show the general progress for it and not focusing on anything specific this time:) Again, the final image's nothing too interesting, it's a scene about a lost adventurer coming out of a cave in the middle of some Persian desert~

Cee yaw~!

[Photoshop CS2]
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!! :D
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Thanks for the tutorial ;)
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Galbinus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Your tutorials are all very helpful -- at long last an amazing artist unafraid of showing us his humanity. =P :+fav:
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nitocris Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Horizontal flip test, hmm.. I must try this!
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yiasafrai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok how much time do you spend on a picture like this?
i always run outa of time or patience to do it in one day... then by the next day im sprung with a new idea that i have to start right away...
what im left with is a buncha unfinished works and works which started off good but were rushed at the end and look dodgey
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nJoo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
heya, hmm usually i do any work over a period of few days, even simple stuff, my brain seem to always find ways to waste enuff time to spread my work time so that it fits into a few days lol. But it's more like a habit to get use to being patience with your artwork if you want to produce something good, take ur time, challenge yourself i guess heh. Anyways, tahnks for visiting!
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stayclearawake Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Hey nJoo, thanks for sharing with us your progression while working! Very helpful tutorial indeed. But I've a question in mind that I wanna ask, if you don't mind. :)

For the linework, how long do you spend normally in cleaning them. And how much do you zoom in to clean them up? Thanks a great bunch!
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nJoo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This one's kinda easy, I don't clean up the lineart hehe, maybe just brightness and contrast a bit, but since I end up painting over the line, I usually don't bother cleaning the lines :P
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stayclearawake Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Oh! I see. But those linework that you have done looks perfectly neat! *Rub eyes* Anyway thanks for answering my question!
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Fernando-Fraga Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
cool tutorial but hehe ....tyou are in other level...
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kandlin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Very helpful and informative tutorial, it really shows how the painting is built and gives lots of great information. If you don't mind a question; what did you use to achieve such natural bush-like textures? Was it a standard splatter brush or a custom one?

Thanks again for showing how you work. 5 stars!
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nJoo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hmm I actaully don't really use special brush, a lot of time it's just the circle brush, or the default photoshop brushes, I think the trick to make a piece look like natural paint is really just how you color the picture, the colors, the strokes,etc color mixing,etc. Might be a hard to explain but I might try to write a tutorial about it if I have time~
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DrewTheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorials, very helpful!!
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blackfeathers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your tutorial is really helpful! Thanks for sharing. :)
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blackfeathers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your tutorial is really helpful! Thanks for sharing. :)
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luqianzhi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Student Photographer
hahahaha~~i love it
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work as always, the thing that really boggles me though is that you dont seem to have to tweak the colors through some filtering process at all. Everytime I do a painting, I constantly have to change the contrast or the color tone to make it work, It takes great skill to get it right on the first shot!
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nJoo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I actaully do a lot of color tweaking, less during the process, but at the beginning when i'm trying to lay down the colors in general i tweak it a lot before going any further, maybe less in these 2 tutorials i showed, but ya I do it too :) but I guess at the same time if u do it more u'll get the hang of it more :) Also, I ALWAYS have to brighten the finish picture :)
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malvarisco21 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! I saw a cave like this one on the internet one of this days. Here it is: [link]
but it is inversed. LOL. Well, it doesn't matter! You rock big time! =)
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nJoo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lol it actaully looks like the one I did, awesome find :P maybe he referenced from this lol j/j
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johnnyrocwell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
great work man. . .i love seein the process
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Vizreel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
awesome yet educational :D thanks for sharing it with us
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Tsubaki-art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Thanx for this tutorial.It explains a lot of tip's that I can now use in future.
It's very helpfull for me, becouse I just starting to draw on grafic tablet.
I think this is good technique of drawing on PC,and using it but not on a such good level like U.

ps Thanx one more time for helpfull tutorial ;)
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Sure it will help many fine artists.
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taow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks for sharing your trade with us :)

if you dont mind, i have a question. you mentioned "line-over", does it mean you drew new strokes over your line art?

sorry if the posted question sound dumb :bucktooth:
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taow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007   Interface Designer
thanks. just to let you know, im glad you took up illustrating in the end cuz you are very talented. keep uploading your works! :aww:
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nJoo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ya i make a layer on top of the lineart and paint, covering some lines,etc making it more painterly touch to it~! :)
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archvermin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Faved for a helpful tutorial.
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seadogz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
whoa thanks for the tutorial , this really helps me focus on aspects of art ^_^
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