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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 •

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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... 

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


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Dan21Almeida95 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
cemac Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from cemac and :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your most successful and creative one yet.
Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much  :) :) 
Briggers-95 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Your art is pretty dam good, keep it up.
Svenechoff Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :)
Briggers-95 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake the fangirls hijacked it.
Svenechoff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D
Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist 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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