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Tutorial part 1 by ChristopherStevens Tutorial part 1 by ChristopherStevens
Hey folks. I've been asked a few times (or a few hundred times hehe) about my process so I'm going to go ahead and do a step by step. It's not going to cover every little thing, but it should give a decent idea of how I work.

1. This scan is the typical line drawing that I do as a base plus some blacks that I've added.

I generally don't flesh out the pencils any more than this. I want the board to be as clean as possible. If I'm trying something new with the shading, I might do a quick light pencil shading to see if it's working though.

As I've told many folks, I always start with the darks and work to the lights. In this piece, I chose to go straight for the blacks. I softened the edges here and there with a dry marker to help with blending.
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delaronde Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
great job man!
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TCShen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Nice Chris! Love it!
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The-3DArtist Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
See...this is what happens when I get stuck working and don't drop by for awhile. Everyone does AWESOME STUFF! lol. I must say, I am truly psyched to see you do something like this. I will fave the rest in the series just to follow along in the tutorial but this gets saved first for the rare pencil shot. :) Awesome and thanks for doing it.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
My pleasure, man. I hope you get some use out of it.
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gatorgraffix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
As one of the hundreds that have asked I say thank you sir:)
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kkirven Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Soften the edges with a "dry marker"? Whats that/or what kind? Thanks for the inside scoop Chris!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Literally dry markers. As in dead markers that don't have much ink left. I use dead black markers since it can be hard to blend from black without some kind of rough transition for the 90 grey to bite into.
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kkirven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
LOL! Brilliant! I guess something so simple cant be so effective! THANKS (Again).
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Manufc1983 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Thank you so much for the tutorial, your art is awesome ;)
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MrBowen3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Very Cool!
Thank you
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