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Warning: It's a big file.

**Edit: I've added pause and play buttons, so you can stop it if you want to look at something closer, and I've stopped it from automatically looping.

I think it's also worth mentioning this: The most useful tool I have is the eye-dropper. I went into my wacom tablet settings and changed the right-click button to function as ALT instead, so that I can hold it while drawing and select colors. You can also just hold the ALT button on your keyboard, but I find it easier to do with one hand and that's important since I use it almost as much as the brush tool.

As far as process goes, once I've blocked in all the really rough colors, I use the eye-dropper to select and blend them. I very rarely introduce new colors to the image after I have everything blocked in.

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I wish I could actually use Flash. This took a lot longer to put together than I had expected. It had a bunch of commentary too, but I had problems exporting the text, so I took it out along with everything that only made sense when explained.

But I'll summarize it here. I think it's fair to say I spent half the time on this painting working on the composition and colors. So that's what's shown at the beginning of the video. I had a really clear image in my head of what I wanted, but it was really hard to transfer it to the canvas. I think after the last few paintings, I was used to working with more saturated colors than this called for.

xD Anyway, after that are so in-progress detail shots. It isn't really a tutorial, but I hope it's at least a little helpful. Or interesting.

Feel free to ask any questions.
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:icondragondog2233:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.O. omg sammich. :iconspeechlessplz:
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KlakKlak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
.... sammich? xD
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont worry...I'm crazy. :crazy:
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn....o.o
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InceptusNovus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Do you actually just go through all the layers you have for color, and then readjust using the eye dropper tool? or do you fool around with your channels?

Beautiful piece. :)
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KlakKlak Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Which part of the process do you mean? x'D Um... for the beginning when I'm trying to figure out a palette, I use a lot of adjustment editors. For the actual details and stuff, I grab the color with the eyedropper, make it a little lighter or darker, and then put down a long (usually fur-like) strike. I usually use the eyedropper about every 10 strokes. As for actual photoshop channels, I've never been able to understand them. XD
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InceptusNovus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
that answered my question! Thank you!
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Kiikothewolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW AMAZING! i love the detail and the shading! May i ask what program u did it in? :meow:
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KlakKlak Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Um... the art, or the slideshow here? X'D I painted it in photoshop and took screenshots along the way. Then I put them all together in Flash as a movie.
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Kiikothewolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE! XD its sooooooooooooooooooo realistic I WUV IT :heart: i tottaly need photoshop ;A; all i have is freakig ms paint >:'( i hateeeee PAINT Grrrrrr.....lol XD
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