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BatGirl Pencil - Inked and Colored by pixelatedxdeath BatGirl Pencil - Inked and Colored :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 0 0 Batgirl Pencil - Inked by pixelatedxdeath Batgirl Pencil - Inked :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 3 2 Work in Progress - Darth Maul - Comic Book Style by pixelatedxdeath Work in Progress - Darth Maul - Comic Book Style :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 1 0 Asheranna Painting by pixelatedxdeath Asheranna Painting :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 1 0 Black turned into Frost by pixelatedxdeath Black turned into Frost :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 5 0 Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi - Birth of Dragons by pixelatedxdeath Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi - Birth of Dragons :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 2 0 Domino by JamieFayX/Colored by ME by pixelatedxdeath Domino by JamieFayX/Colored by ME :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 3 0 Gambit Colored by pixelatedxdeath Gambit Colored :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 2 1 Second Life Avatar: Asheranna by pixelatedxdeath Second Life Avatar: Asheranna :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 0 0 True Blood Cover Colored by pixelatedxdeath True Blood Cover Colored :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 1 0 Poison Ivy by pixelatedxdeath Poison Ivy :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 2 2 Riot Shell Pinup - Remastered by pixelatedxdeath Riot Shell Pinup - Remastered :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 4 2 Riot Shell Pinup - Colored by pixelatedxdeath Riot Shell Pinup - Colored :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 4 3 Gotham City She Villians by pixelatedxdeath Gotham City She Villians :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 32 6 Iridae Nouveau Remastered by pixelatedxdeath Iridae Nouveau Remastered :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 17 3 Blood Elf Remastered by pixelatedxdeath Blood Elf Remastered :iconpixelatedxdeath:pixelatedxdeath 0 0


Mathilda (Leon) by Kuvshinov-Ilya Mathilda (Leon) :iconkuvshinov-ilya:Kuvshinov-Ilya 21,578 1,129 X23 by Kuvshinov-Ilya X23 :iconkuvshinov-ilya:Kuvshinov-Ilya 3,807 61 Moana by Kuvshinov-Ilya Moana :iconkuvshinov-ilya:Kuvshinov-Ilya 8,188 155 Poison Ivy by RandyGreen Poison Ivy :iconrandygreen:RandyGreen 847 45 Captain America by JohnTimms Captain America :iconjohntimms:JohnTimms 282 29 Bats by VikBogdanovic Bats :iconvikbogdanovic:VikBogdanovic 79 18 Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Variant Cover Pencil by TerryDodson Star Wars: Vader Down #1 Variant Cover Pencil :iconterrydodson:TerryDodson 338 8 Star Wars: Princess Leia #4 Cover Pencils by TerryDodson Star Wars: Princess Leia #4 Cover Pencils :iconterrydodson:TerryDodson 303 12 Princess Leia #1 Cover Pencils by TerryDodson Princess Leia #1 Cover Pencils :iconterrydodson:TerryDodson 338 20 Selina Kyle as Catwoman by donnyg4 Selina Kyle as Catwoman :icondonnyg4:donnyg4 43 12 The Joker by RevolverComics The Joker :iconrevolvercomics:RevolverComics 19 5 Cyclops' Optic Blast by donnyg4 Cyclops' Optic Blast :icondonnyg4:donnyg4 30 6 REY Star Wars Force Awakens by CrazyDraftsman REY Star Wars Force Awakens :iconcrazydraftsman:CrazyDraftsman 35 2 Captain Phasma with Trooper Girl by CrazyDraftsman Captain Phasma with Trooper Girl :iconcrazydraftsman:CrazyDraftsman 21 1 Black Widow (pencils) by RevolverComics Black Widow (pencils) :iconrevolvercomics:RevolverComics 56 13 Astray by n00brevolution Astray :iconn00brevolution:n00brevolution 906 82


Work in Progress - Darth Maul - Comic Book Style
Some may see this as a finished piece of work but this is the stage where I put in colors to see what works. I used a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen 1.5 for the black parts, Microns 03 and 05 for the line work which you can't really see, and Ohuhu Alcohol based markers for the colors. The markers are pretty cheap but I wanted something I could work with until I get a set of Copics started. It's meant to be an American Style of comic book. Constructive criticism welcomed! 
Reference for drawing:…
Asheranna Painting
This is a picture I done of my Second Life Avatar 
Still pushing myself to paint.
Done in Krita with a Wacom Intuos. 
Black turned into Frost
Original Image is Black by :iconsarucatepes:…

I hope Sara doesn't mind me coloring it. I'm learning how to paint, and enjoyed coloring this. 

I have been doing a lot of color work lately, and I have to say that it's helped me a lot with learning new techniques in Adobe Illustrator. I figured here I'll explain how I go about doing my coloring in Illustrator and why I use it versus using Photoshop.
I use Illustrator because it is a vector program, which helps make the lines come out smooth and crisp. Not all jagged like a raster program would, ie. Photoshop.

STEP ONE: POST PROCESSING (if needed; using Photoshop)
Some images need some post processing before you put the image in Illustrator for re-working.
This is especially true for pencil drawings that haven't been scanned correctly. Where the lines aren't black but a gray shade. What I do is change the image mode to Grayscale, because I'm just setting it up so that when I place it in Illustrator the lines will be black. Then the next thing I do is add a levels adjustment layer, you can do this from the image menu at the top of Photoshop, but with an adjustment layer you have a little more control and can go back if you don't like something. The only thing I do is mess with the Gamma slider, which is the one in the middle. Then when I've darken the the lines up without blowing the image out; this is where you start to see specks in the image and the lines become really jagged. The next thing I'll do is add another adjustment layer for brightness and contrast. It depends on the image, if I need to make it more white then I'll add brightness, and if I need it darker then I turn down the brightness. Then if the image has some specks or problem areas then I'll create a new layer a top of the image and use the paint brush to paint out the specks or darken lines. Once I'm happy with the image, I'll save the image as a PSD.

Things you'll need to know how to use:
•    Live Trace and Live Paint
•    Pen Tool (If you're not very good at using it look up Pen Tool tutorials, if you're use to using it in PS it's the same basically)
•    Gradient Tool (and it helps to also know how to use the Gradient Mesh Tool, but you can still do a lot with work w/the gradient tool)

Alright first thing you do is start a new print document, I usually start with Letter size. Then what I do is go to File>Place and find the PSD if I did post processing before hand. Sometimes the image may be larger or smaller then your artboard. If the image is larger then you'll need to resize the artboard, there's an icon in the tool bar that looks like a square that you can click to resize the artboard. If the image is smaller then you can just resize the image to fit in the artboard.

The next thing you'll do is click the Live Trace button at the top. By default it will do a black and white with a threshold of 128, next to Tresholds is a rectangle icon, you'll need to click that. When the dialog box comes up find the check box for ignore white, and click okay. This will give you just the lines. If the lines aren't showing up, you can play with the settings, usually just the threshold until you get the lines how you want them. Once you're happy with what you have click the Live Paint Button.

Next thing you can do is use the Live Paint Bucket, which is the bucket icon in the tool bar. Sometimes this works great, and another times, especially when using gradients, it's not so great. The reason being is that you cannot reposition the angles of the gradients using the paint bucket tool, at least as far as I know. Also sometimes the lines aren't connected so it paints outside of the lines and in areas you don't want that color going.

I usually paint in the areas that look good once I've painted it, if you paint and don't like how it is and you don't want to undo back, you can use transparent fill and go back over the areas you want to take out. Once I've finished painting in the areas, I'll lock the layer and add a new one. I drag the new layer below the layer with the lines on it. Then I get in the areas with the pen tool in the areas I didn't use the Live Paint Bucket tool. Remember you want to start from the bottom and work your way up. Every new shape that you make will be on a sublayer above the last. I typically use multiple layers so that making the shapes is easier to do. (hope that makes sense.)

That's pretty much it! If you have any questions feel free to comment below, hopefully I can be of some help.
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United States
I'm a pretty decent traditional artist, I can draw. I just found I was much better at digital art. Yes I know anyone can take a program and make a work of art. Art is about expression, not about method.
I have a vast variety of interests, too many to list. I love art in all it's forms. I try to see beauty in everything, even in what others view as ugly.

Current Residence: Middle Georgia
Favorite genre of music: Heavy Metal and Industrial
Favorite style of art: Vector and Digital
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: Winamp


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