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sketch (45mins) -> Lineart (1.5hr) -> Grayscale (2hrs) -> Final colouring (3hrs)

All steps done in Painter.

Sometimes I paint in grayscale, sometime not. Depending on the final style I want. But it is relatively easier to get the good tonal values when painting in grayscale. :)
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xlivefreeordiex Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
This is great! Thank you for showing the steps of this amazing painting.
Cuau Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
its really great!!!
gambit777anime Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
how did you go from grayscale to color? i am trying it but it all just seems to wash out and loose the drastic contrast between the light and dark areas.
Alian916 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pure Awesomeness!!!!
Swagknight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
wait wat is painter...
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Pr5cious Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great!!! I love it!
loki909 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
did you do this completley digital? im just curious about how you sketched and inked it. superb piece by the way.. just beautiful!
b-r-o-w-n Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student
I love it! I started learning PS treatment recently, I hope for it once I get onto a level like this :)
hess32 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I must say thanks, I myself like many others, is still developing my art skills to one day soon be able to produce a similar image, but many people do not seem to take the time or want to share the knowledge with others who are not on the same talent/skill level as themselves. I guess it is obvious from your pages of complements, I am gratefull.
EarthsSaviorSonGoku Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it better to do it in gray scale before coloring?, does it make it easier for shadowing? great work btw
spoon334 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wild, sweet and cool...don't forget fast!
I guess there are to many congrats for u... so enjoy!:fella:
amimeerocks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Thanks for sharing some of your genius!
AwesomeMCD Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Wow! The process is really impressive. What kind of graphic tablet do you use? Wacom? If yes, Intuos or Cintiq? And do you use watercolor or another tool?
BobbyDash Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
how exactly do you go from greyscale paint stage to the full color stage?
do you lay color underneath the greay scale layer? above?
Juhani Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] See last few steps.
AoshiValentine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I've been looking for that answer too, for quite some months actually.

I may be wrong, but I think using a multiply layer over the grayscale will do the trick
BobbyDash Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol...can't you just open the file and check?
miserablejoys Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Oh i would love to know how do you get the inking part done !!!

great work
DARQUEcrazy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
k9kennel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is tite...

question about the grayscale do u get from that stage to full color? another layer on multiply mode or something?

Fantastic piece the psychotic look wolverine has lol...
Haya-Moto Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
awesome. Wonderful picture/s!
star-seed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I love this it's really useful seeing how you do your work step by step. I really don't understand ho you go from the finished greyscale final colouring to the full colour final :/ If you ever get chance to explain this i'm sure many of your fans will be grateful!!

3MF Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
u r a very great artist between i have known ever
so cool drawing and awesome grayscaling

its really precious
Tatious316 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
This picture is fantastic, might I ask what your process is from grayscale to colour?
Chichaman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AndrewHobart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
It's intresting to see the steps you took to get the final image. Just sweet art!
SkyFenix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
man this is amazing, please be my master dude
Chey-the-Illustrata Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting. Hadn't ever ocurred to me to paint in greyscale. Anyway, fantastic piece.
vodinson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats awsome
smilesnxtc Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Awesome! I'm just starting to draw again, but I didn't realize the whole grayscale technique, I will definitely try it out. Keep up the great work. Wolverine looks friggin sinister ;)
IIIan-at-IIIar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Were the first two steps done on paper and then scanned in, or was it all on the computer?
Artgerm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
All steps are done in computer
IIIan-at-IIIar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Oh, that's pretty cool.
DBatman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
You can really see the difference that its almost a different art form
nanxD Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
WOW! This is absolutely fantastic. Just saw you gallery. You're awesome!

Ah, do you have any tutorial on painting?
Artgerm Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
check my scraps
reubennegron Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
jesus - your fast!
PCMcdonald Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
very good, I love it
felixcch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Cool!!! Its very useful to me ...thks for the tutorial!!!
Jepix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Now, is it just me, or does the boobs grow on Rouge for each step :P
Juhani Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no Rogue in this image. Oo
Jepix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No it isn't.
I was so young back then ;)
Juhani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ;P
Mariaku21 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was all done in painter?!? I just got that as a gift . . . wow that's amazing! What tool did you start the sketch with if i can ask?
ROSSEXINVENTIONAL Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
hi man.. can you plz tell me how do you get this step: sketch (45mins) -> Lineart (1.5hr)?
I have bo idea so I never do that.. I just dont know how!


BTW.. man, your jobs r GReAT!!!
DeviantJC Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O! Nice
PitchBlack7720 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
how do you turn the grayscale to color?
and this amazing art piece inspires me lol
Juhani Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] See last few steps.
ZenMasterZ Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Hey Artgerm, how do you go from gray scale to color? I have a picture I did completely in blacks and grays and now I am trying to add color to the picture. I have trying to just use another layer over the older one, but the colors just don't come out correctly, or just cover up the tones and details because the color is too dark and the details are too light.

Do you have a solution?
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