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coe casting - step by step by thundercake coe casting - step by step by thundercake
I apologise for the hugeness of this file!

This isn't really a "tutorial" per se but it's the process by which I do a big piece of art...for the sake of time, it's a bit rushed, especially the background. Hence, there are tons of problems with the actual piece itself. HOWEVER! Please to be ignoring these in lieu of the process! :D

Also do not laugh at my cheesy flames. I seriously have no clue how to paint fire. /sigh One of these days I'm going to get it right. But observation doesn't do me much good, as anything that burns bright enough doesn't last very long and brings the fire marshals down on my apartment building.

(Coe is my draenei priest from WoW.)
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:iconelgrell:
ElGrell Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! My main character in WoW is like this pretty much :3
P.S. Sorry because of my english, it's not my native language at all .___."
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brianna13 Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing. Now I know why I'm not as good as I want to be....I'm so lazy.
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:iconmusou-enrai:
This is also a great tutorial! :D
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:iconestic:
Estic Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making all these tutorials! They are wonderful :)
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TerminalFears Aug 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Draenei. <3 Thanks for the tutorial.. nice work :D
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eclecticmuse Dec 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
I was about to say, Draenei can't be warlocks!! :O (green flame=fel fire=me stoopid)
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:iconcrumpet-fiend:
Ive been looking at your turorials and they are a massive help. Im terrible at PS and I have to get better at it or otherwise Im going to fail my year at Uni :( but i notice that (or i think you do :/ ) draw straight into ps (or do you use the pen tool?) to make your initial lineart? This is the the only thing (for the moment lol) that is stumping me how to get the lineart like yours (so to speak)... and how do you fiddle with the base colours? sorry for so many questions but you are such a huge inspiratioe and you could be saving my skin career wise ^^;
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thundercake Sep 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I do draw straight into PS. I have a wacom intuos tablet. The pen tool is awful =p But a lot of pros scan in their pen drawings and paint over or under those.
You can fiddle with the base colors in two ways - color balance, and hue/saturation. both are under the adjustments menu. Hue/saturation lets you change ALL the colors, so you can play around with that and see where it takes you; it also lets you pull the saturation up or down, and increase the lightness or darkness (though Levels is better for that). Color Balance lets you increase the amount of a certain color in your piece. For example if a piece has too much blue, you can increase the red or yellow to balance it out. Generally, for quick editing the colors, I use Color Balance.
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:iconcrumpet-fiend:
aaaaaaaaaaah yeah, that's knocked a few skeletons to life :D thank you very much! and yeah i agree, the pen tool is bloomin' awful :/ wow a wacom intuos *drools* arent they expensive? where could i get one cheap? and as for your tutorials, could i ask, would it work if i were to scan in a pencil drawing, would it have the same principle? like to just layer the colour over the pencil drawing and develope it more? thank you so much for your help :)
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thundercake Sep 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually not sure how much they are! I got mine as a gift five years ago. It's the gift that keeps giving :D If you're a student, you might be able to get a student discount on one. Mine's quite small, the smallest size they have, so I doubt it was very expensive.

If you're scanning, I recommend putting your line layer on the top, set on "multiply", and just painting underneath it.
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