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Marana  - WIP 2 by Svenechoff
Marana - WIP 2
Continuing to work on the painting, unfortunately I spent only about 2 more hours on it this week, making it about 5-6 hours in total thus far.
 
For quite some time I wanted to do a series of paintings that would allow me to acquire some skills in painting different skin color characters and some different scenery and animals. This Marana painting is a first in a series of two. The one above is more of an introduction to the character, the second would showcase her in action.

I am also using this painting as a base for a small ongoing tutorial that you can read about and see here: svenechoff.deviantart.com/jour…


For more stuff follow me on:
twitter: twitter.com/AlexElykov
Facebook : www.facebook.com/alex.elykov?r…
Tumblr: alexelykov.tumblr.com/


Cheers,
Alex.
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There have been some request for me to show my painting process.
So this set of journal entries would be basically dedicated to a new idea I started to develop.


For quite some time I wanted to do a series of paintings that would allow me to acquire some skills in painting different skin color characters and some different scenery and animals. This Marana painting is a first in a series of two. The one below is more of an introduction to the character, the second would showcase her in action.

1. Tools: Painter IX.
The brushes I mainly used at this stage are highlighted in blue below. 
I would use a greater variety from the same list in the next steps and especially in the finishing stages to add more textures and details to the painting.

1. Clumpy brush - from Artist's oils default set = awesome paintery style brush!
2. Square brush - with high bleeding value of around 90% = great for smooth surfaces and blending
3. Square chalk 35 - from the chalks default set = great for clouds and textures
4. Variable chalk - from the chalks default set = nice brush for textures
5. Variable splatter - from airbrush default set = just play with it 
6. Water rake - from the blending default set = for blending stuff
7. Fine sponge - from the sponges default set = mainly for hard surface textures 
8. Basic Round - from Zhuzhu's set = i mainly use it to enhance colors and light in the pictures.
9. Basic Round blendy - same brush as (8) but with bleed set to 90-100%
10. Sargent brush - from the default artist's brushes set

11. Z-square chalk - from Zhuzhu's set = for textures
12. Z-texture comb - from Zhuzhu's set = i use it mainly for the paintery brush effect



2. References: I already had a bunch of refs for armor ideas, skin color, etc. These are just some examples of what I have in one of my many reference folders on my laptop.
Marana - reference map by Svenechoff

3. Process: 
Drawing: I already made some sketches & studies in my sketchbook, (unfortunately I don't have a scanner) so I knew what I wanted the painting to be and look like.

Painting: At first I hesitated a bit about my ability to create a good enough African warrior princess character so I decided to do so a little doodle. After actually seeing that the painted sketch looked good, instead of starting a new painting I used the same sketch as a base for Marana's face. Having the original pencil sketches near me it was very easy to re-scale and adjust the modified painter sketch to fit what I wanted to see on the canvas. Lastly, I quickly transferred one of my sketchbook ideas to the painting wip. 

You can view and download it here.
Marana - process 1 by Svenechoff

4. Progress thus far:
Marana  - WIP 1 by Svenechoff

5. Time: So far, about 3 hours.


More to come soon... 

Cheers, 
Alex.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nightwish & Delain
  • Reading: Physics books...
  • Watching: My monitor
  • Playing: Ain't got time for games
Marana  - WIP 1 by Svenechoff
Marana - WIP 1
For quite some time I wanted to do a series of paintings that would allow me to acquire some skills in painting different skin color characters and some different scenery and animals. This Marana painting is a first in a series of two. The one below is more of an introduction to the character, the second would showcase her in action.

I am also using this painting as a base for a small ongoing tutorial that you can read about and see here:  svenechoff.deviantart.com/jour…


For more stuff follow me on:
twitter: twitter.com/AlexElykov
Facebook : www.facebook.com/alex.elykov?r…
Tumblr: alexelykov.tumblr.com/


Cheers,
Alex.
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Marana - process 1 by Svenechoff
Marana - process 1
High res process wip compilation of one of my latest paintings.
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There have been some request for me to show my painting process.
So this set of journal entries would be basically dedicated to a new idea I started to develop.


For quite some time I wanted to do a series of paintings that would allow me to acquire some skills in painting different skin color characters and some different scenery and animals. This Marana painting is a first in a series of two. The one below is more of an introduction to the character, the second would showcase her in action.

1. Tools: Painter IX.
The brushes I mainly used at this stage are highlighted in blue below. 
I would use a greater variety from the same list in the next steps and especially in the finishing stages to add more textures and details to the painting.

1. Clumpy brush - from Artist's oils default set = awesome paintery style brush!
2. Square brush - with high bleeding value of around 90% = great for smooth surfaces and blending
3. Square chalk 35 - from the chalks default set = great for clouds and textures
4. Variable chalk - from the chalks default set = nice brush for textures
5. Variable splatter - from airbrush default set = just play with it 
6. Water rake - from the blending default set = for blending stuff
7. Fine sponge - from the sponges default set = mainly for hard surface textures 
8. Basic Round - from Zhuzhu's set = i mainly use it to enhance colors and light in the pictures.
9. Basic Round blendy - same brush as (8) but with bleed set to 90-100%
10. Sargent brush - from the default artist's brushes set

11. Z-square chalk - from Zhuzhu's set = for textures
12. Z-texture comb - from Zhuzhu's set = i use it mainly for the paintery brush effect



2. References: I already had a bunch of refs for armor ideas, skin color, etc. These are just some examples of what I have in one of my many reference folders on my laptop.
Marana - reference map by Svenechoff

3. Process: 
Drawing: I already made some sketches & studies in my sketchbook, (unfortunately I don't have a scanner) so I knew what I wanted the painting to be and look like.

Painting: At first I hesitated a bit about my ability to create a good enough African warrior princess character so I decided to do so a little doodle. After actually seeing that the painted sketch looked good, instead of starting a new painting I used the same sketch as a base for Marana's face. Having the original pencil sketches near me it was very easy to re-scale and adjust the modified painter sketch to fit what I wanted to see on the canvas. Lastly, I quickly transferred one of my sketchbook ideas to the painting wip. 

You can view and download it here.
Marana - process 1 by Svenechoff

4. Progress thus far:
Marana  - WIP 1 by Svenechoff

5. Time: So far, about 3 hours.


More to come soon... 

Cheers, 
Alex.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nightwish & Delain
  • Reading: Physics books...
  • Watching: My monitor
  • Playing: Ain't got time for games

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Didiher Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
HI THERE... Amazing gallery, very talented. 
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Want to join :iconstar-wars-elite:
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TAPbagan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :squee:
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Thank you :D :D
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happy birthday!
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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Happy Birthday :aww:
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :D :D :D
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Happy birthday :party:
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