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Polina's morning by Svenechoff
Polina's morning

Polina's morning...
She is an original character from a fantasy based world I'm trying to build. She's only a small part of it, so hopefully I'd be able to showcase more of it soon.

PS. Yeah, I know that she's much bigger than DD :p



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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Floor Jansen and Nightwish tribute by Svenechoff
Floor Jansen and Nightwish tribute
Just my small tribute to the amazing Floor Jansen and Nightwish. Check out their new album: nightwish.com/en

I used some parts from an image originated from the www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galfor… it is a project that simulates the development of our Universe, and has some amazing visuals!


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  - 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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Svenechoff
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Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: UK
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Sci-fi, Fantasy
Operating System: My brain
Shell of choice: My room...
Personal Quote: "אין דבר כזה קשה •

If you like my work you can follow me on other places too:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/alex.elykov

Behance: www.behance.net/AlexElykov

Inprnt.: www.inprnt.com/gallery/alexely…

TUMBLR: alexelykov.tumblr.com/

Or visit my Portfolio site:
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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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:icontribble-industries:
Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake the fangirls hijacked it.
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:iconsvenechoff:
Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D
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Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well...you are welcome.

Oh put on your sunglasses...the fangirls are about to see the light of my little surprise for them.Atomic Cock 

Got to love boobytraps. 

Oh one quick question what is your favorite colors?
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nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D 
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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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Sir-Saboteur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
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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Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D
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