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Jakotsu

I drew this for my friend, Karina's bday... ;p






And I thought I would so you the steps I took to get it to look like it does. I started with a rough sketch, & after scanning it in I used photoshop to color it in. I do things on different leayer, & there are alos different laters of color within each layer, if that makes any sense. I also play with the opacity levels of the colors to get a subtle shading to it.





























BTW the reason I have the WIP. is because I was iming my friend Jen at the time & I wanted to show her how it was coming along. ;p


EDIT: I went back & found the psd file & made the background layer, which is the pencil sketch & I set that to multiply, and let it show through so you cna see how I paint over things. This pic had 16 layers in total, not including the background layer. There's about 4 layers here showing that are onto of the background. So his skin tones are 1 layer, his purple fangs are another, lipstick another, and eyebrows & lashes are still another layer. Pretty much, any time change a color, I use a new layer. The only time I don't is when I need something to appear behind something else. So while most of hsi scarf is on one layer, the pary dangling behind him is on another layer that is below the layer with his kimono. Hopefully thta made sense. ^^;


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tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
You are so talented. Makes me wish I can draw so I can do lovely drawings of my monk...sighs.
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Thank you. You shoudl try drawing, I wish i still ahd some of my old sketchbooks. The stuff is positively dreadful! XD It took me a long time before I was able to draw people. ^^; So don't be afraid, just draw. :D
tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
I draw like a three year old XD
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
So... I think lil kids have the best art because they aren't afraid to draw! :D
tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
It means dreadful stick figures!
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, you can do more than that. I know you can. Just find your fave mnaga pic or screen cap of the happy hentai houshi & start drawing. I can beta that too. ;p I actually do that on occassion for an e-pal of mine. :D
tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Okay but I warned you :P
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
I still think you're better than you think you are.
tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Nope got a F in art.
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
What?! The only way someone can get an F in art is by not doing the work or cutting. ;p
tasukigirl78
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Nope. I got it for not drawing the human figure correctly.

Edited at 2009-01-06 09:42 pm (UTC)
kiramaru7
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
You're art teacher sucked... These's no way they should ahve given you a F. They should have been helping you, not saying draw this & expecting you to do it. ^^;
inuhanyounikkie
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh How I love the way you create these treasures!

And what a treat to see the steps!! *squee!!* Love his Kimono!! and of course I adore the cherry blossoms!
kiramaru7
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks. XD

*blushes even harder* XD That's pretty much the order in which I do things. Although, I usually do the hair after I do the clothes, in this case I did it second. ;p

And this si a mroe detailed background than I normally do too. The tree was drawn by hand, by the sakura are a quick-cheat. I used a brush for them. ;p Same with the butterfly.
inuhanyounikkie
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Sweet! a treat!

You got a brush for the Cherry Blossoms? *squeee!!* do you know the link for it if still available online?

I got PS Elements 6 with the new Intuos so I am needing to relearn the program and the pen tool!
kiramaru7
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
XD

Yeah. I got here: http://angelic-trust.net/ They have tons of brushes so you'll have to look through it. And I think you need to sign up, but they're free, so it's not a big deal.

Cool!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :D

inuhanyounikkie
Jan. 7th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the Link!!
kiramaru7
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
YOu're welcoem! :D
fenrisfox
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hi there; saw your comments on tasukigirl78's journal, and I thought your stuff might be interesting.

I have to say, I think it's cute. =:o) But then again, I can be all kawaii and uke like Jakotsu sometimes - but cuter in character than out. =xoD
kiramaru7
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for friending me. :D

I hope you find it interesting. XD I don't post much here, my stuff is mostly in the writing comms I belong to.

Thansk! Oh yeah... me too! I spent a wonderful time in my senoir year in HS being the Jakostu in a group of guys that I was friends with. ;p

I love your fox Avi btw... my brother likes to draw foxes. :D
fenrisfox
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. =:o) The fox is Fenny Kaze - a very old kyuubi character I do freestyle and casual roleplay with.

He generally has three jobs: Defend the innocent from the occasional evil demon invasion, heal the sick with his magic, and be cute and cuddle. =:oD

The icon is his chibi form, with seven of his nine tails hidden; you can see his anthro nine-tailed form here and here (the second link is friends-only, for anyone else clicking on them).
kiramaru7
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! He's so cute! *huggles him* Yeah?

YAY!! I love his jobs!! Especially the cute & cuddly part. ;p

I saw that. *giggles* I was browsing through your jounral before. XD
fenrisfox
Jan. 12th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
@ curls in a soft ball in your lap. =:o) @
kiramaru7
Jan. 13th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Awe.... :D
fenrisfox
Jan. 13th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I almost forgot: If you're wondering who drew my avi, it was mazz. =:o)
kiramaru7
Jan. 13th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Really? cool!
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