A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

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A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Droakir » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:30 am

Hey guys. To start off things over here in the Sketchbook, I thought I'd share with all of you one of my digital pieces from last year. Luckily I saved copies in various stages of production.

Questions and comments are always welcome!

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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Pete_Z » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:30 pm

Was this apart of a story?
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Droakir » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Pete_Z wrote:Was this apart of a story?


No, it was part of a card game I was developing.

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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Pete_Z » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:45 pm

Oh.That's right.
I like that method of finding your values in black and white first, before coloring. I'll will have to save some versions of my newest project too. I'll post when there's something interesting to see.
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Droakir » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:34 am

Pete_Z wrote:Oh.That's right.
I like that method of finding your values in black and white first, before coloring. I'll will have to save some versions of my newest project too. I'll post when there's something interesting to see.


Thanks. Yeah... colorizing was an interesting experiment for me. I look forward to seeing the steps in your latest project!
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Yoga Yoda » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:54 pm

How did you go about coloring it? What programs were you using?
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby John Myers » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:49 pm

What kind of card game were you developing? Game design and mechanics are one of the many things I wish I had more time to mess around with.
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Droakir » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:52 pm

Yoga Yoda wrote:How did you go about coloring it? What programs were you using?


This entire illustration was done in a digital painting program called Art Rage. It's a relatively inexpensive program that has a lot of features similar to Corel Painter. I colored the image by painting a hue/saturation overlay on top of the gray scale image. It's similar to the process often used to colorize old black and white films.

John Myers wrote:What kind of card game were you developing? Game design and mechanics are one of the many things I wish I had more time to mess around with.


I was developing a collectible card game as a sample product for a senior design course a year or two ago. It was more of an exercise and less of a fully marketable product, but it did give my team a lot of experience in developing, testing, and balancing. I also learned many valuable lessons about product design as I later learned the person we reviewing our product was colorblind. We had to make several changes so that he could actually understand what the different cards meant.

Here are a couple other sample cards I made for the game:

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All of the above images were painted in ArtRage.
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Neb » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am

That's great stuff Nathan! I always geek out when I get to see everyone's process!

I figure I'll post a few pics of some of my process as well.

Initial Pencils
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Inking (LAYERS)
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Coloring - Base Colors (Flats)
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Coloring - Shading (Steps)
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Re: A simple digital art progression from start to finish...

Postby Droakir » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:18 am

Wow, Neb! It's great seeing one of your pieces in stages from start to finish. I especially like how you split different elements into their own components and sketched/inked them separately. I remember you mentioning to me during a meeting once that your pencils were very loose before you ink. I can see that a bit in the background, but you really tighten them up as you get closer to what you're really wanting.

Top notch work!
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