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Airships Process by AlexRuizArt Airships Process by AlexRuizArt
Here's a look at my process on this one, with some closeups added. Basically, I started out black and white, until I was satisfied with the composition, perspective, and values. Once you have those nailed, your colors are much more likely to turn out good.
Hope this helps some of you guys:)
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StefaniaGariazzo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! You know? i've always wondered how did you do stuff in the first part... Do you use pictures, or reference of them? Or you begin making lines with no sence, and find shapes?
I've always wanted to do something like this, but i really don't have any idea about how to start
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad you dig it:) I'll be doing some live painting tonight on ustream at 7pm pacific time, I answer a lot of my questions there: [link]
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StefaniaGariazzo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, i'll be there :)
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Gailem Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
nice man! sure. Is really atmospheric!
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cyspeth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Thanks. This should help a fair bit
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lstjules Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very nice. i like how you did the close ups on smaller details that we might miss by viewing the pic. it's amazing how well detailed this picture is. and i like how you don't do just details to have details. they serve a purpose and do not overcome the entire piece.
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BlackCaracaL Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
This so will come in handy!
I've been trying to practice backgrounds but I just can't x( I never know where to place the variou selements of it or where to center the picture.. I should start by using reference pics and then adding fantasy elements or something.. I dunno.. if you could give me some tips on how you started yourself it would be great!
Anyway, your work is overwhelming and inspiring. I shall watch you
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Yuke02 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
This is very Interesting, thank you for Sharing your Knowledge with us Tarrzan ^_^


Regards
Yuke
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
anytime!;)
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ElConsigliere Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, thanks a lot for your help^^
Now, wheres my graficpad...?!

GIN
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the insight into your work flow.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
no problem mate:)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing the process involved in creating a great image! :)
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dieberlin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
nice work~
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theboyracer99 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
did you make your own grid or can you find those online somewhere? again awesome work.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I make those grids by using the line tool, and just extend from a couple of vanishing points.
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azus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
How did you create the basic structure of the ship?
And what is the res? :)
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The ship was basically made by creating many rectangular shapes, that all met up with one vanishing point.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
and oh yeah, I usually end up with 300 res:)
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GolerGkA Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Amazing image. A great help into understanding art, also.
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Tamilia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Student
just amazing :wow:
thanks for sharing that with us :worship:
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SmashR Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
thanks a lot for this ! Very interesting. Did u also use vanishing points for the environement at the begining (before you add the ship) or did you just use atmospheric perspective?
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
a lot of both my friend:)
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SmashR Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
I see :)
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oneone11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
great
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Thanks man!
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Dekus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Amazing details that i have not noticed before! Great!
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jvgce Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
this is way too cool!!!
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mauricioestrella Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, I love the way you work! :O

How long did it take? Congratulations, you're a damn good artist.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you friend! this was about a full days work, though spread over several days.
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aXien Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
So, do you paint in the colors after the tones, or do you add the colors through adjusting the levels and curves on the black and white?

Just wondering...
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Usually I add a color layer over the b&w, and see what happens:)..I really never know what I'm gonna get....much experimenting!
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FXMorph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
OMG that is Beuuuuuuuutifull
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Onikaizer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
really good use of the grid, and the colors are very compelling. How long does it take you? what brushes do you use? (any tips?)
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this was about a day's work....just basic brushes here, but I use the lasso tool a helluva lot!..as well as custom shapes and photo textures...I'll make a tut on those soon:)
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mason4300 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
awesome! I love the style of this concept art stuff, this will help me a bit if I ever get around to this stage of the infinite things I sketch. :P
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