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Making Of 'Hayley'

By Dan Crossland
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Date Added: 1st June 2012
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Final Color

I usually like to add another pass of color for my paintings. I love adding more saturated bits of bounce light into the shadow and a glow element to the highest brightest highlights to give the image more power and realism. To do this I add a new layer and paint an orange tinge around the areas I want. I then set the blend mode to Color Dodge and after toning it down with the eraser it's finished. I add my signature to complete the painting (Fig.11 - 12)

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Fig.11

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Fig.12


Conclusion

I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and have found it informative. I also hope that it will help someone or maybe inspire someone to study art.

On my artistic journey I've read a lot of tutorials on digital painting and very few have actually helped me. In fact, some confused me more than helped. That's why I've come approach digital art in the same way that I approach oil paintings, and only by following traditional techniques have I found opportunities to learn and improve.

I'm no authority on painting and am constantly striving for improvement, but I wanted to share what I have found so far. That's the main reason for doing this tutorial. You may find it's what you thought already and you are on the right path, or you may be surprised that it's not the fancy brushes that make the art but consistent repetition when you're painting. No magic wand, no shortcuts - just doing it whenever you are not sleeping.

Thanks for taking the time to read this tutorial and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.



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(ID: 249138, pid: 0) Arnold on Tue, 04 February 2014 10:33am
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(ID: 191069, pid: 0) Corliss Eden on Sun, 07 April 2013 2:50pm
Thank you so much for this very inspiring tutorial. Although I will never lose my love for the feel of brush on canvas, it is great to know that traditional painting can be created digitally. Excellent demonstration.
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(ID: 151584, pid: 0) Carla on Sat, 22 September 2012 9:20pm
thanks for sharing, i will try it!! just one question: how is the technique with traditional painting? you can paint values and the you can add the color just like you explain in this digital tuto??
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(ID: 131044, pid: 0) Juan Francisco on Sat, 07 July 2012 6:21am
Nice work. Your method like oil painting process has helped me to understand a lot... Congratulations and thanks !!!
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(ID: 122425, pid: 0) Rene on Mon, 04 June 2012 8:55am
Thanks a million for your tutorial, especially the part where you tell how you go about values has been very helpful to me.
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(ID: 122023, pid: 0) Thanasis on Sat, 02 June 2012 10:05am
How right you are Dan! Thank you for vision and explanation of your method. It's very easy to get overwhelmed by the technical side of digital drawing. Real hand-drawn art with real materials should be at every artist's arsenal and experience.
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