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Homesick W.I.P by MagpieFreak Homesick W.I.P by MagpieFreak
The Work In Progress of

Not a tutorial, just explaining how I got through the piece :) this SERIOUSLY is the last deviation of the year! ^o^

I used Photoshop CS5 with a range of brushes, mainly the round one and some rough ones. Actually, I started off wit CS4 then got CS5 halfway through :D

If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

Chloe Greyspoone Katja Hammond
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samsaga1307 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you started to colour you pic, how was the dodge and burn tool adjustments still visible? Did the colour layers have a certain layer setting? Lol sorry im just curious xD
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't really understand what you mean in your first question ^^; If you mean how comes the lineart is still visible, it's because I put the layer on Multiply so any 'white' in the layer becomes transparent and leaves only the black behind. The base colour layers and most of the shading layers were on a Normal Mode, but sometimes I'd explore with the more 'special effects' to see if I can get pretty results - it's all a matter of experimenting really :>
samsaga1307 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!^^ I meant the layer its multiply right? lol sorry:D
dragons4life Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is awesome and thanks for sharing
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it :>
Dizzie-Dog Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably one of the most helpful tutorials I've come across. I have massive difficulty creating scenes and never know where to start with them, but this has given some really helpful tips to have a go with next time I attempt to draw one. I particularly like how you added those additional colours to the brickwork, they really make the wall look more interesting, rather than it just being solid grey, great idea =).
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woah that's awesome to hear :D Well I'm glad it's helped you get a clearer idea about what to do with things! If you have any questions I don't mind answering them :)
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wuaahhhhhhhhh! I can see what everyone was saying. It's great! Eclectic and amusing... but still so informative! This gives me a real insight into zee mind of zee magpie. ;P

But there's still some things that *I* personally would have liked to have seen:

1)What actually IS the burn/dodge tool?
2) What does Multiply do? EXACTLY. Not just: 'it makes it sorta, y'know, clear-ish'. HOW CLEAR?
3)How many layers did you use?

But... that's about all. :meow:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah right, so I should explain tools in Photoshop, though that probably would make it more of a tutorial than a WIP, but maybe I can make mini explanation bubbles :) Oh, and for this pic it was about 100 layers. Thanks for the feedback :)
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
About 100... Are you exaggerating?
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