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Shantytown-Tutorial by AlexRuizArt Shantytown-Tutorial by AlexRuizArt
here's a quick look how I went about this image. I know, looks like I skipped a lot of information, but these are just key steps...it's up to you guys to fill in the blanks on your own images;)
On a relative note, I'll be teaching a 10 week class in Los Angeles, starting April 16, on concept art and illustration, covering stuff like this and so much more. So if you wanna learn all deez tricks, come on out!

Here's the school: [link]
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This great! Can I use this to make my own art concept?
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:iconjoel-wade:
Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
Great piece and nice tutorial
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TenthandCarbonate Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Awesome! Thanks so much for inspiring me. I got at it straight away and banged this out in a few hours using your tutorial.
This is my third digital painting I have ever done and I am pretty stoked at the outcome. I know it is rough and I am sure needs a lot of refining.
Keep it up.

Here is my link:
[link]
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:iconthatmfzguy:
ThatMFZguy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this! =)
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:iconavondrood:
Avondrood Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
are you coming to the netherlands any time soon ? :P
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jordangrimmer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I remember looking at this tutorial three years ago when I was just starting out, definitely helped me out. Thanks!
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Jester-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do u make custom brushes?
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you can google it, it's an easy process. If you want to see the actual way I do it, I make video tutorials. Look for the 'Brush Creation ' video: [link]
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:iconjester-wolf:
Jester-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet thank u:)
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drawlemon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
fantasy
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:iconseeb-san:
Seeb-san Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Peru! amazing Tutorial!!!
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:icontomolan:
Tomolan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This is both haunting and incredible.
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:iconbilgekhan:
Bilgekhan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice tutorial ! Good job :D
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:iconsid75:
SID75 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your tutor!
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DarkArt3D Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very good tutorial!
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:iconcoroistiz:
coroistiz Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanx,
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Onikaizer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
excelent technique!, and the dept feels very natural
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GrimReaper427 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
I wish I could go to your class, but I'm stuck in IL. I'd love to learn what you have to offer. Is there anyway I could get those brushes from you? If not that's totally fine.
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Speedpainter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Cool one m8, I like the idea and the result a lot.
The style of painting did think bring me back in thoughts to my stage/study periode at Playlogic when I watched 18 hours of gnomon dvd's :D

Cheers.
Roy
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zambam Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
nice tut! thanks! :)
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jason8000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Can't seem to locate the class you are teaching ???

Could use a link or something.
Date doesn't help and don't see your name.

J-------
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, they haven't posted the spring schedule yet, but definitely keep checking the site. I'll be posting more info the closer it gets as well:)
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SaiYury Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
classes!?

TT-TT i'm in australia~!
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:iconburningman:
burningman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutly Brilliant!
I'm glad to see you showed us how you make these fantastic peices..thank you for sharing
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KingShigakuri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
you wouldn't happen to have the abr's for those brushes would you... if you do, and i use them i'll give you the credit that is deserved
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Realm-of-Hespera Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Wow Tarzzan that was fast!Great siply great and this isn't flattery.I'll look more carefully to every step and use it in my personal future drawing?Thank you again that you found a time to make this tutorial.
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:iconalexruizart:
AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
no problem:)
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:iconrealm-of-hespera:
Realm-of-Hespera Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I want to ask an opinion by the way about my stuff,it's not your style,but maybe you can tell me what do you think from your perspective,level I mean.If no then,okay it's alright
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pretty neat technique, but are there concerns about the copyright of the original photographer?
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't use high quality images from someones site, just low quality random pics on google. Also, they were heavily manipulated, so there is really no way of recognizing them as the original( unless someone puts the originals in a tutorial!:D)
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, right, but I wasn't thinking so much of the danger of being caught, so much as the implications of technique. I'm not sure if quality is at issue, even images on Google are sourced from someone's site, regardless of their resolution, and just as we have copyright on a drawing the moment we create it, a photographer has copyright on a photo the moment they capture it.

I'm not picking on you in particular, I also pull stuff from Google Image all the time and use it for everything from visual spot checks on details to outright lightboxing. It seems like it's one of those issues that artists have got to be more conscious of as it becomes more common, because I think it's not going to go away... if anything, it's going to be more common than ever.

I really like what you did here and I can see the implications for saving time and creating accurate, effective detail. But since you're being clear about the technique (which I appreciate), I'm interested in exploring the implications to their full extent. I'm thinking that photocollage would be the nearest neighbor to precedent for it, and there is fair use implication for transformative works (which this is) in existing copyright law.

Heh. I'm raining on the parade. :D
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Ironwulfen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
That seems so unbelieveably simple! I know it's not, but you make it look so easy :XD:

Great tutorial!
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
much thanks;)
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:iconironwulfen:
Ironwulfen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
You're very welcome, it's well deserved :)
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MabushiiIkimono Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
those are some really useful techniques!
thank you so much for the tutorial!
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Artist
I thought LAAFA was traditional only? I didn't know they had concept art classes! I've gotta stop by and check it out sometime. ^_^
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, this will be the first one, they're really pushing to have more digital classes though...to get with the times and all:D
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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that's how you create amazing concept art =) always cool to see how something started.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
right on man, thanks!
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deeno123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
awsome man.. i really like this one.. and very usefull as well
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Materia-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Way cool, thank you so much. i will try to learn this :)
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Darkaan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I have to try this in the near future. :D Thank you for this tutorial.
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TheJasmineDragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
i love ur custom brushes :love:
thanks for the tut, its great to have some insight into how u work :D
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BlueRogueVyse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us so often =)


I´ll definetly be at your class! How far was LA away from germany again....? More than 2h driving? I hope not....
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha, just a little more than 2 hours away:D
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gusti-boucher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very very very good!!! Thank you!!!
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:iconalexruizart:
AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
glad you dig it man:)
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:iconfriesse:
friesse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're really good at these things. x.x Amazing.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aww, thanks:)
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friesse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
C:
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