Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
I made this tutorial back in 2010 as a pitch for a project that never took off. I finally decided I should just bundle it up as a PDF and upload it for anyone who wants to see it. :) It's old and the image quality isn't super great, but it covers my process from idea creation, composition, adding color, all the way to the final draft, and there might be something useful in there for some of you.  :)

Download the tutorial here!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconblack-creme:
black-creme Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is there a updated link we can download this tutorial?
Also, I read an artist that I really like bio, he said he was inspired by your tutorials. Does that mean you have more?
Reply
:iconkoogleblitz:
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
link is down
Reply
:icondrawing-gal:
Drawing-Gal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This tutorial really helps! I just have two questions,what tablet do you have and what app did you use? Otherwise this tutorial helps me use layers properly. I also love how descriptive it is.
Reply
:iconbukanorang:
bukanorang Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for sharing
this is really helpful
Reply
:iconalinatysoe:
AlinaTysoe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Such a helpful and detailed tutorial! Thank you so much for posting it :D!
Reply
:iconsoftisthenight:
softisthenight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thanks a lot, Julie, this is great! <3
Reply
:iconfootinadream:
footinadream Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!!!!!
Reply
:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
super detailed! thank you so much!!! I love the way you explain the elements and the composition.
Reply
:iconkaitoupirate:
kaitoupirate Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice tutorial! Thanks for making it. :)
Reply
:iconmithra-k:
Mithra-K Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I really appreciate the tips on the overlay and multiply. Adding color in photoshop is very tricky for me and it's hard for me to transition from tradition paint to computers.
Reply
:iconcyberarts1st:
cyberarts1st Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! There's cat every where in my gallery...Now It's pissing me off!!!
Reply
:iconcyberarts1st:
cyberarts1st Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oupS wrong journal!!! :(
Reply
:icongodline:
Godline Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artist
i like it a lot. Very helpful. :)
Reply
:icondonkinator:
Donkinator Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, thank-you! :D
Reply
:iconabbyanna:
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for posting this. Great tutorial!
Reply
:iconhellcorpceo:
hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for uploading--I can't wait to read it!!
Reply
:iconcronevald:
cronevald Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I have been sloowly moving from traditional to digital work and I'm always look for new insights and methods.
Reply
:iconsockstealingnome:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
You're fantastic for doing this.
Reply
:iconmetalgearray09:
metalgearray09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Thanks for this! I'm glad you're doing tutorials again. I Remember the ones you did for manga way back over 10 years ago. Got me started in drawing, haha.
Thank you!
Reply
:iconthe-path:
The-Path Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It has been years since I have
seen you make a tutorial again.
I still have print outs from years
ago on my bookshelf. As usual,
you have broken down the complex
to the simple. Never really got
the chance to say thank you before
properly.

So take this as a thank you from
the bottom of my heart. :hug:
Reply
:icondbananza:
dbananza Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you!!
Reply
:iconsicilianvalkyrie:
SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very very much! It's a very helpful tutorial, and... I hope she could save the baby gryphon ^_^!
Reply
:iconralphenstein:
ralphenstein Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Amazing! I've been looking at digital painting tutorials all day, and didn't really learn anything at all. Then I look through my messages here on da, and find exactly what I needed! I was making good progress with a b+w sketch, and then got stuck. Looking forward to tackling it again, now. Thanks so much for sharing - you've really helped me out.
Reply
:iconaomori:
Aomori Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is really a well thought tutorial! I really like your tips about composition and choosing colors, you're really a great artist. Sometime it is difficult to decide how much details is needed in the painting, your tutorial lightened it to me a bit more. Thank you for sharing :love:
Reply
:iconfredblhd:
fredblhd Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thank you! I'll read through when I get a minute.
Reply
:iconmowendesigns:
MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing, was a good read! It's amazing how many drafts you go through! XD
Reply
:iconanmaril:
Anmaril Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing, looks good :)
Reply
:iconemday:
eMDay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very detailed and a good read! thanks a bunch!
Reply
:iconcpt-crandall:
Cpt-Crandall Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I am primarily a concept artist but have been getting a few illustration commissions lately (for BattleTech, etc) and being self taught anything I can grab onto is a big help! My only education if from awesome peeps like you who have taken time to put stuff like this together! Cheers!
Reply
:icondanielfranco:
DanielFranco Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much!! :)
Reply
:iconbamillustration:
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a spectacular tutorial! I love how in-depth it gets into your process of developing the image, not just in the "painting" aspect, but of the composition and the mood as well. It is good to remember that artists such as yourself still go through many revisions and aren't afraid to throw out an idea if it's not working. I liked how you explained why or why not a particular version was viable. I've always loved this particular image, so thank you for sharing the development process.
Reply
:iconplinti:
plinti Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing it! ^^
Reply
:iconsamantha-arriaga:
Samantha-Arriaga Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Tutorial looks great! :D
Reply
:iconpatayoh:
PataYoh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh this is great, thank you !
Reply
:iconotaku-stasi:
otaku-Stasi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww yeaaah~! I'm glad you uploaded this! I'm always scouring for great tutorials, so this is going to be a major help! Thanks J! o u o/
Reply
:iconlenotion:
Lenotion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   General Artist
ohhhh my thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been having some crisis over my digital art methods, and it's very encouraging to see someone go through exactly the same struggles as I do (overdetailing, having to take huge steps back, that sort of stuff), yet overcoming them with so great results! ;-; And I thought it was just me or that I hadn't quite grasped the idea of coloring a b&w sketch..!
You give me completely new hope ;u; thank you♥♥
Reply
:iconsilvertales:
silvertales Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you for sharing this! I find I work more traditionally these days, but seeing another artist's process can be very helpful and inspiring!
Reply
:icondee-baby:
Dee-Baby Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing! It was a real treat getting to see your process! ♥
Reply
:iconpuffbird:
puffbird Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
Reply
:icongoddessvirage:
GoddessVirage Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
::GRABBY HANDS:: oh my!! A dream come true!!
Reply
:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great resource! Thanks for sharing!
Reply
:iconflammableperson:
FlammablePerson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
Reply
:iconkarkooz:
karkooz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thanks for sharing, looks very detailed.
Reply
:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Fantastic! I really like the thought you put in design of the picture :)
Reply
:iconsaqoy:
Saqoy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Thank you kindly!
Reply
:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing! I will have to try the overlay + Multiple next time i paint D: i've been using a "Color" layer and it's.. got it's issues lol
Reply
:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I've been using a "Hard Light" layer a lot lately. It's less precise, but you can get some vibrant (albeit a little unpredictable) color :)
Reply
:iconmetalgearray09:
metalgearray09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I've tried that recently after seeing video on imaginefx. The colors really were very vibrant, haha, but some of my values on the underpainting (the greyscale) gets washed out and overwhelmed. Is there a good way to remedy this or just go in with normal layers? How do you color pick with hard light?
Reply
:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Ooh i've been scared of that one because sometimes i accidentally click it and it gives me something I didn't want, but i'll have to play around with it now. All excited to get to painting stage for some of my posters, haha.
Reply
:iconzekaire-aquanimus:
Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic! :O
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 3, 2012
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
108,401
Favourites
66 (who?)
Comments
50
×