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Raggedy Bird speedpainting tutorial / breakdown by witchingbones Raggedy Bird speedpainting tutorial / breakdown by witchingbones
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I use this method everywhere now, for quick paintups, polished pieces, 3d model texturing, eeeeverything. It's super quick to work with, effective and adaptable.
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DSpiritTwo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What brush did you use?
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AdelePhil Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your process :) (Smile) 
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fishfoood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Very helpful! :)
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whinecraft Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YOOOOO this is super helpful thanks for posting!!
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Fastforwardmotion Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I really love your style.

Have you ever had a problem with the overlay setting? When I set the black and white sketch to overlay it turns transparent. I'm probably doing something wrong... 

Anyways, thanks for sharing the tutorial! I've always wondered how to start paintings in greyscale :)
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DarkDragon774 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*standing ovation* Thank you so much for this! 
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done, I tend to skip some steps and overlay my colors on top of the greyscale which is fast but doesn't give you the control that this technique does, cheers!
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Selek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great stuff and help, thanks a lot for makking this :)

If you end up doing a future tutorial, could you maybe show how you draw the very first picture or post various WIP pictures until you reach that first 'undetailed' version?
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witchingbones Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's much harder to break down in a tutorial and better described by more extensive works of art literature as it's more of a combination of understanding anatomy, form and value. Painting the greyscale itself took like 15 minutes.. I do it all the time almost every day so it's kind of an automatic thing now. Quick scribble to plan out the image, block-in, basic values and foundation.

I'm not super verbose about this stuff so I'm not the best person to go into raw art foundations.
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Selek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I completely understand what you mean. Thanks anyway!
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kokomiko Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! i was always too lasy to figure out the grayscale to color transition method myself =_=
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CaoimheFraney Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: This is amazing! Thank you for sharing!!! :hug:
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XxKraitxX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
wonderful.
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Badd-Aash Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Aha, I love that you did this. When I added you I was hoping you'd do a tutorial. Your art style is ever so refreshing and this was very informative as I've wanted to try my hand at something akin to this.

May I ask however, what kind of program do you use? I find a lot of people use Photoshop and I use SAI so I have to kind of translate with some of the terms used.
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witchingbones Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop. I'm not sure about SAI's blending mode names but I doubt anything but that will differ in terms of what this breakdown covers, it's more about the logic of the workflow than individual tools or tricks anyway. :P
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Badd-Aash Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I assumed as much. Though I was a smidge worried about the overlay factor and starting with a gray underlayer. I've not tested how sai works with those features - I wonder if that would fix the issue of sai muddling the colors when worked on a single layer as well. Hn, anyway - thank you muchly!! It's given me hope to experiment.
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witchingbones Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would believe it's a pretty universal feature across applications, as it's also commonly used in 3D engines as a texture blending algorithm. It might just have a different name. :)
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