View Full Version : Coveted Workflow

12-29-2009, 04:14 PM
I just can't stay away, well I decided to save a work flow of my style of using artrage 3. I show you step by step how I work on a speed paint, I did use photoshop for a few things.

First I start of with a transparent canvas 3 layers the middle layer a white for right now leave the bg layer alone. On the top most layer I sketch out what I am going for, nothing to insane just a basis I can start from. I am using the normal pencil tool I change shades depending on the edges of the shape I am going for. I always use precise


On another layer I add some finer detail and some shading to the basic image. I start thinking about lighting at this point(important!) If you don't then you will shoot yourself later trust me.


Next step is much like the last but I do the background on another layer between the white and shading layer.


Next step I remove all the white from the white layer and block in some colors remember its right above the BG layer so you can still see your linework


This next one I did some smoothing in the background and added some more color in certain areas. I also tried to do the reflection in the water


This time I did shading and smoothing on the dryad trying to get the fine details worked out. I removed the ugly tail lol


I worked out some more details in the background with a variety of tools.


I added more detail to the scene did little with the dryad chick


And finally as finished as i will get this I am out of time really but you can see I smoothed her out and changed her bra to a vine. *shrugs* people were interested in seeing my work flow. Sorry I didn't explain a lot of the tools I use because I use every tool in every step. It would take me quite a while to type it all out, I am going to do a youtube video right before school starts of my work flow hopefully that helps.


12-29-2009, 04:51 PM
From concept to completion....this is just so neat to see! The final work is just stunning and engaging, DV! Thanks for sharing your workflow....it is so interesting to see others!!!

12-29-2009, 06:40 PM
It's a very great WIP and a mini-tutorial. Maybe this one should also post in Tips and Tricks section. You explained it so well. Also, it's a very great speedpainting again. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

12-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Mumble, mumble. . .(Struck dumb.)

12-29-2009, 07:08 PM
Great mini tutorial and fantastic end result, superb.

12-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Wonderful work, awesome mini tutorial... i'd like to echo Pai and suggest putting it in tips and tricks if you haven't done so already :)

12-29-2009, 11:29 PM
She's fabulous, exotically beautiful and mysterious. Excellent work & tutorial :)

12-30-2009, 12:34 AM
Thank you Trent for your tutorial. Excellent drawing, and creativity! :)

12-30-2009, 01:21 AM
Wonderful tutorial and wonderful painting Trent. You sure are talented:)

12-30-2009, 02:18 AM
Excellent indeed ! nice work, nice to see the progress

Maybe this one should also post in Tips and Tricks section

It gets posted as we speak.just got home...so.....

12-30-2009, 06:19 AM
I should have posted it in tips and tricks, sometimes I just get caught up in posting in the gallery. Can somebody contact an Admin for me and ask them to move my post please. Thanks everyone for all the kind comments, I really need to be concentrating on school when it starts. Alas, I cannot bring myself to stop painting lol

12-30-2009, 09:20 AM
Great post DV. Love your style. Impressive work flow. Great outcome...

And at what point did you deside to remove her panties :) Smiling :)
Minor detail - as I guess I'm the first one to notice ...

12-30-2009, 11:40 AM
Great work.:eek:

12-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Very cool :) I need more more and more practice... :o

Thanks for your time doing this.... :)