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Ice Dragon + scales tutorial by LadyAway Ice Dragon + scales tutorial by LadyAway
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
ehhhhhhhh
could I not make a brush like that in Photoshop if I painted one scale and used the mixer brush to do the rest?
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(I just looked at a video hsowing uses of the mixer brush tool ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcz5Fh… ) and DAAAAAMNNNNN I always thought it was just a useless tool xD)
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The mixer brush has problems with rotation of the scales, as far as I know, which makes it useless for this purpose. Still, it's a great tool for blending, don't underestimate it! ;)
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
hmmmm
yeah why does it have problems with rotation though?
even if like you make a brush in the shape of a scale and set angle to direction in the brush dynamics, it does not work with the mixer brush
but it works with the normal brush :iconfryplz:



Also how the hell do you use it to blend
xD
I have not worked it out yet xD
(and can you blend with it without loosing texture? like IDK if you used a textured brush to blend it?
xD)
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use it for the first phase of blending, but I guess it can be used for textures too, if you play with the settings (of the mixer brush, not its brush). I just use the default options, draw hard shading and then blend the edges
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I do not understand the settings of the mixer brush, but that is probably because I have not played around with it very much xD

Although if you do 'hard shading' (which I assume you mean cell shading?) then how come your paintings still look realistic?
or do you only do that do that for like Ambient Occlusion?
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are many stages of painting, it's not like your picture should look realistic on every of them. The mixer brush is great for setting the lighting, so yes, for ambient occlusion, shadow areas, and so on. You take a hard brush, paint white where the light hits the strongest, black where it doesn't hit the object at all, grays in between, and then you blend them with the mixer brush. After this stage your shading will look very smooth and unnatural, but you can now easily add texture/fur/details, because the lighting is so neatly defined :) (yes, this is a recipe for grayscale painting, but you can modify it for color, too)
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missxcrazy Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2014
I used it for a furniture texture in Imvu. Tell me if you mind and I will delet it:
es.imvu.com/shop/product.php?p…

And great tutorial.
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I think you modified it so strongly that it actually became your own work, so I don't really mind :)
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I Only just noticed them swirld in the BG xD
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maugryph Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice tutorial
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Sabinalibertad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my! this is excelence and beauty! amazing dragon!
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Hoirima Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Chyba musiałaś się napracować, co?
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zajrzyj na samouczek z linka, zobaczysz, jakie to proste i szybkie :)
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Hoirima Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Zależy dla kogo:)
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TerranianTranceGod Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Just beautiful! :) This takes ones breathe away. ^^
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Pronus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Great image and tutorial. Thanks
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Well I have no idea how to use ilistrator so I tried making something similar in PS. Do you know if there is a way to make this more... proper...
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unfortunately, Photoshop won't let you create a colorful brush. Photoshop brushes are made just of color and the lack of color, so you can't even add some highlights to them - if you use white on your brush, it just will be transparent. You should try Illustrator, it's not that hard as it looks. It's especially good if you don't have a tablet, because it smoothes out the lines drawn with a mouse.

These are my old works drawn in Illustrator without a mouse (I usually added colors in Photoshop after I was done with the lines):
fav.me/d387vvy
fav.me/d2wzg4e

The main difference between Photoshop and Illustrator is in Photoshop you create your picture with dots (every lines is made of dots). Everything you draw on one layer is the same object. In Illustrator you draw with objects - a line is a line, you can modify it after drawing, move it, change colors, and resize endlessly without any loss of quality. In other words, Photoshop is for drawing, Illustrator for building. You can try one of these tutorials for start: mashable.com/2010/08/19/adobe-…
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
"dots" :XD:I am fAMILLIAR WITH THE TERM PIXELS :XD:
oops caps fail :XD:
Yeah, I know what vector software is, I am just not a fan of them, I dunno if Illustrator will be different, But I used a program called Serif DrawPlus (it is basically a vheaper version of Illustrator) for a year before coming to Photoshop and gosh, now I NEVER want to switch back. the only thing I liked about it was its animation was easier to use than in Photoshop.#Hmmm, I will try that link you sent, thanks! :D
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, most people are afraid of Illustrator because they don't understand how it works. They just try to draw, and it doesn't feel like real drawing. Illustrator's interface is really similar to Photoshop's, so you shouldn't have any problems with it :) For me it's completely different form of creating, something mathematical. Photoshop is a simulation of real drawing, but Illustrator is better than that, it's a new level of drawing! Look at that dragon again and think how much time you'd need to spend on this in Photoshop :P And this, look at this: www.vectordiary.com/isd_premiu…

Ehm, I may sound like a crazy fan, but I heard too many people complaining about Illustrator without understanding it. If you don't like vectors, it's ok, but I think it's really worth trying.
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o0MSK0o Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Yeah I will try.
Was that made in Illustrator?
^^;
Drawplus could never make something like that! I may have to just try it :XD:
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LadyAway Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good luck! :hug:
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Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D I'll check the tutorial, cause I have a lot of things to fix! :D
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IceVolvagia101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
woow this must've taken a sh*tload of work
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
check out the tutorial, it's really not that hard :)
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work!! :clap:
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome!! :pat:
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Cool :D
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Ami310 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nie no super. Urzekło mnie to.
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LadyAway Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zapraszam też do sprawdzenia tutka, to dobra okazja, żeby zapoznać się z Illustratorem :)
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Natoli Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bardzo fajny kolejny wektorek :D
Razi mnie tylko grubość paluchów skrzydłowych i ogólnie rozmiar skrzydeł, nie wydaje sie, aby smok umiał poderwac się do lotu ;)

Ale efekt oblaskiwania i lśniących powierzchni super :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing scale detail, form n shape !
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how beautiful!
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