A Work in Progress: Ai

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First made a basic guide line in PS with a graphic pen...

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Looking closely at the original nano suit it seems complex... But at closer look, the contour on the suit follows the human muscles pattern... Not exactly but close to it...

So drew a rough sketch based on that...

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This is the line art without the guides...

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2nd Stage of Line art drawing...

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This is the 3rd stage of the line art drawing...

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Now 4th stage of line art done with pen tool and stoking the paths...

Outer line done with a 3 px 100% opacity hard brush and inner line done by 2 px 100% opacity hard brush...

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Final stage of the line art...

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Now before starting to coloring and put texture in the line art... I mad an honey comb style pattern and made a texture with that...

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Now starting coloring the line art... Made 5 flats, the suit base suit flat, the metal plate flat, gloves and boot flat , leather flat and lastly the mask flat..

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Now I cut pasted and warped the texture I made earlier over the suit base flat...

And then I clipped the texture to the base flat and set it to multiply...

Now hiding the texture on to shading...

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Now creating 4 hue/sat adjusment layer clipped to the base flat... I shaded 4 tones, dark, light, lighter and darker...

I usually shade only shadow( yup no highlights :P)... But for this particular piece, I went crazy...

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Now I have unhidden the texture layer...

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Now doing the same thing for all the other flats I get this...

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Now I added the sky texture... And made 2 duplicates of it... And set the duplicate to multiply...

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Now the sky looks like it has been painted...

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Now I added clouds using the cloud brush...

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Now I added the character... But I found that she doesn't match the environment...

She looks too metallic for the background...

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Played with the curves a little till I get this...

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Now adding some red spots in the armor, liquifying, smudging and adding outer glow I get this...

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Giving a Gaussian blur to the lights...

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Now making a copy of the char, selecting some parts of it and adding motion blur...

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Final result

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avatar gopankarichal

very good SBS

(5 years and 2191 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

great sbs

(5 years and 2191 days ago)