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Like I explained in the other image ... this is basically the entire progress of:



Any questions, feel free to ask =p

ps. the image is looooooong =o
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Loviron Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! You really gave me a good idea when you added the grass on front of the camera for depth.  I will be using this technique if you dont mind. :D
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go ahead lol .. I certainly did invent that =D
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johnagold Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Im a budding digital painter: I just wanna say that this is frickin' AWESOME:happybounce: !!! I greatly appreciated the breakdown from the original, since I'm trying to learn, but the steps were still too spaced for me to really figure out how you made the individual pieces.
 
Great work, love it...
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POSEIdOON Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013

Really cool!

Thanks for all the proccess explenation

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Kassary Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you get a lot of questions like this but I really want to know how you learned to get these skincolours. I basically know the concept but I never get it right in my pictures. :/
Awesome work! Youve got an intriguing style.
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
around the middle of the explanation, there's a part where I explain how I do skin

pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/…

if that doesn't help enough, try getting this .psd, there's an explanation on the description of what each layer does and how I use them. pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/…
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Kassary Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiho,
thanks for the reply! :)
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akatary Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow . you got awesome drawings here. so nice and beautifull.
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Zerosity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I like how you're basically all "Well just added a little touch of paprika and BAM!  Instant awesomeness in one easy step!"
The look of your details/anatomy/lighting and well pretty much everything is so amazingly well done. o_o
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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astroscion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Fantastic!
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cold-angle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow owowwow wow wow WOW WOW WOWOWOW WOW!!!

that is the most detailed WIP and explanation I've ever seen from such skillful artist like you *still wow-ing* WOW WOW!! WOW!!!!
seriously! I'm really amazed because most popular-artists just make these WIPs deviation without explaining anything at all, not to mention the lack of humor =D
An then there's YOU.. WOW all the details, all the steps, all the sass, all the emotions you have when you were working, you included them all in your WIPs
WOOOOOwww I'm still very surprised that you even reply to most of the comments here :D
#RESPECT :worship:

keep up the good work :clap:
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tbh they are not as good as they could be. The problem is that a lot of the "steps" don't really make sense unless you are seeing what I'm actually doing. So I try to take the "key moments" and explain the thought process behind them and hopefully it will help people figure out their own way to create pieces. I tried making videos, but it's also a process that is something 20-30h long, so unless I speed up a lot, or break it down into dozens of pieces commenting what is doing on .. it won't help that much. 

One thing that I'm trying to do is create small tutorials about specific things. At least for me, when I find those it's usually more helpfull than watching a full video of something done from scratch.  

And I can't speak for other artists, but usually I try to reply to messages that I can actually reply something. I tend to avoid simply saying "thanks" on each comment ... it just feels a little impersonal. I rather save my comments when I can actually add something =)
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Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:) Wow fantastic progress. :D
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Ghosty-White Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Wow! I knew there would be a lot of steps in the process of such a detailed artwork, but this just blew me away! I'm sort-of just starting to get serious with my digital art, so it's very inspiring (and a little daunting) to see the process behind this top-of-the-line kind of work.

On another note, is this a character from a fandom, or is she your own creation?

~the lurvly Ghosty-White~
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
surprisingly she's my own creation. It's just a mix of fantasy/oriental fighter (like monks and such). There's references from a lot of different things, like real monks fighting with staves for the pose. Gaming characters for clothing ... When I want to draw something I just go after whatever image I have of something "cool" that still fits the theme/composition that I'm trying to create. 

So technically she's my own creation, but there's a little of many things on it. 
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Eifieay Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What programme did you use?:) It looks fantastic and realistic!
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photoshop only, glad you liked it =)
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Archylis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you. Wow. Wat.
Omg give me your skills ;-;
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's a couple of tips/explanation of how I make my images in those small tutorials here: pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/… and here: pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/… , and you can start with those brushes here pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/… .
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StrixCZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Skills like that can't be just given - the only way to get them is practice, practice and even more practice... ;)
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JBarraxJr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your process. Having done the background in 3 - 4 hours indicates a lot of skill and expertise. Kudos!
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's not as hard as it looks. with some specific brushes you can really make the "bulk" of it quite fast. The hardest part is getting the depth, ilumination, overall ambience correctly. 

But one thing I recommend is having a LOT of references of pictures before trying to make yours. It's a lot easier once you have a "library" of pictures similar to the the image you are trying to create. For example for this one pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/… , I have at least 20-30 pictures of "snowy places" in the folder that I used as reference to make those things. 
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JBarraxJr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip. :-)
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gryphonlady Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

nice...

 

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ilustramagi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello PepperWolf! :D may I ask a question about how you did the background in step 8 of your WIP? Is it done by texture-technique or creating your own custom brushes for the grasses? it looks really great and I've always wanted to know how to do it... 

anyway, thank you for uploading the WIP. it's really a material worth to be studied and I love the way you explain all the steps in fun way :) 
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/… those brushes have a small explanation in where I use them.

Overall is a LOT of references of mountains, sunsets and such. Once I stablish the mood I want ( in this case, a windy sunset on a hilltop) I go after references of pictures to give me a starting point. So I cherry pick the colors and tones I wank to work with (in this case, orange, magenta, etc) then I check which brushes I have that can do what I saw in pictures. If I can't get the initial body of the image fast, I try to change the brush settings a little to see if it works, and eventually I get the result I want. 

I make mountains using a technique I learned from this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb9aET… , from djahal.deviantart.com/gallery/ . + things I learned with my own experimentation. 
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ilustramagi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hmm.. I see.. there's quite a lot of hard work to create even a small part from the artwork... it really unites the entire elements..

Thank you for the explanation, PepperWolf! :) I'll practise more just the way you did to your artworks.. they're awesome! ^^
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XxEvilSinxX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even checking the process step by step.. It still feels like "WTF?! HOW?!" xD Wish I could draw like you do^^
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trust me .. anyone can =p pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/…
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XxEvilSinxX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's some nice progress Oo I sent a request for adding it to my group gallery if you don't mind^^

I totally envy your background skills *-* It's so hard to draw backgrounds to me! >.<
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spielmitmir26 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha I always wondered that too... who builds things at the tops of mountains? Love the mountainous background though not 100% sold on the blindfold yet.
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I could pull of a "training face" that didn't look silly/too awesome (awesome in the sense of "oh i'm so awesome training" not in terms of quality). I'd def rather do it.

But given I simply didn't manage to make one, blindfold kinda solved the issue without opening the shenanigan box of secrets (that at lot of people use on drawings to "fix" screw ups they realize later on lol), since it blindfold is somewhat pertinent in martial art training, movies and such.


but yeh .. I'm not 100% happy about it, but .. whatever lol, each drawing is a learning experience =D
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spielmitmir26 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yeah im so tempted when i draw to just put certain body parts out of view so I don't have to deal with them. I agree she looked very self confident but maybe after you train for awhile you would be arrogant about your own ability. :D
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Shiyar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Freaking awesome tut and image! Well done!
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Sepgod Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
cant wait to see the finished version ...
but already impressive!!
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kejra Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
this is stunning even when undone yet..... :heart:
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Bekii-x Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though I've looked at this a few times now, I can't help but be amazed each and every time! The detail is just incredible, I was sat looking at the background for ages before I even got to move onto admiring the monk! I absolutely adore this piece and it's not even finished yet, hehe... I can't wait xx
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Amairim Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on (100k :> WITHOUT drawing that squeaky fanart, that rakes in so much)- 100K for your own art- its well deserved! xD
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh .. this drawing is taking so long that the other drawing is at 107k lol
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Amairim Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it has been awhile xD ! but looking good :p Ive been keeping an eye on all these-
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J4B Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blindfolded is a rather interesting way to do it.
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Jessica078 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its amazing, the stick looks abit bare but still brilliant
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EpicCat Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You haven't updated in a while. Did something happen?
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krysdecker Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
time .. it was stolen from me lol
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EpicCat Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
lol. You needn't say more.
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Appofyc Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
shes amazing, YOU are amazing
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thank you =o
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rocketapolo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very niceee, and sexyyyy MMM JHAA
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cr0z3r Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sick indeed.
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