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Kiwi WIP process by Artipelago Kiwi WIP process by Artipelago
Not a tutorial per se, but I got a note asking to see the process for this one. Thought I'd share a bit. (OuO)/

1. General first sketch i did, really small actually like 300px wide or so. This was just a screenshot of that step. I honestly though it look the best right there, but I just love adding details. :XD:

2. I started adding the glowing light around her and refining some details like hair and suchm specular light on skin and body.

3. Now this is where I screwed up.:X I had tried to make a left fringe of hair a single strand. One thing lead to another and I started liquifying the face on photoshop. And honestly it was a disaster. I hated the result. Not everything comes out right the first time. *sigh* so I decided to start from scratch. Nothin i did was really helping it after all.

4. So yet again I took the screen shot and tried to copy and paste it together the best I could. A painting is never the same from beginning to end. So I took the facial structure in a different direction, from a anime like happy face, to a calm and collected smirk like expression.

5. Like Step 2 I redid the lights and added the details again this time. Halfway through here I decided to give the hair a little more strands, like it was parted hair instead.

6. Finally, I added the design and changed the temperature and color balance of the image. Little digital imaging here and there.

7. The final product! Tada! after yet another retouching. What you see now. As of Feb 26 2013
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amisam Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoy your coloring style.
They way to use lighting to pop out the characters.
It's alluring and beautiful. :)
EmDesignEmd Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are my ALL TIME FAVOURITE ARTIST ON HERE!!! :iconiheartitplz:

I tell you, I am endlessly amazed at your work and seeing your step by step I can't help but 'oooo' and 'aaahh' over it. You are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Seriously! Even with you're mistakes they are beautiful. I have no such talent. If I ever have the level of skill you do one day it will be an absolute miracle.

Thank you for putting this up for everyone to see. stunning work!
esnym Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing Process.
kaze26 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
very cool
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Pretty amazing.
DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Love the progress ^^
DragonSapphire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
It's crazy how much lighting can change an expression! Beautiful work!
komodomatta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Just wanted to point out that I think you numbered this incorrectly. You go 1,2,3 across but I think you mean to go 1,2 down, then over, and 3,4 down. Otherwise she gets hella sparkly and then back to simple shading.

Not really a critique, just pointing out.

Anyhow, this is a lovely picture.
Artipelago Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
At 4 I started it all over from scratch again. I put it in the description.
komodomatta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Ah, my bad. (:
kheida Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
It's very interesting to see your process! ;o;
On average how many layers do you use for a painting?
MrBoston Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
It' always hard to redo everything. I don't have that patience ^^

This is totally subjective but I prefere the nose in image #4 or 5. Good job anyway !
DarraChese Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great! I love it!
TheBlackCatRei Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap! This is truly a beautiful piece! I love it :D Kiwi is lucky for that xD I wish I could get my OC's drawn with this epicness. So jealous ;o; And poor.
xaxtreme Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
waow! thanks for the insights on the detailing! we all haveour fair shares of'screwing up' ..its how we jump right back up that matters ... please check my hand at detailing at :thumb355933420: or [link] and leave your suggestions.. thanks a lot and great work!
PKer-99 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, how the heck is that Step 1 for you? If I ever attempted this, that would be like step 16 for me!! :D
MrBoston Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Yep :work: :frustrated:
mattitje Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eum, 124 for me I guess :D
jam-illustrated Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
wow... im speechless!
bolorny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
pretty :iconloveloveplz:
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