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Phase 5: Shade Definitions by modesty Phase 5: Shade Definitions by modesty
I read and re-read critiques on my shading job on this piece and made a few adjustments to my shadows. Now, I'm pretty satisfied with their placement. After shading, I went back to each layer to add highlights. I put 2 layers of highlights in the hair. But no highlights for the wings. The pants got some extra duty highlights to emphasize their shineyness. :nod: Gotta have shiney pants!! (I want some!! :cries:) Anyway, Once I had highlights in, I went back to each layer AGAIN and fiddled with brightness/contrast levels. Like one of my art teachers used to say, "Artists shouldn't be afraid to go darker"...or as I like to paraphrase, "Don't be scared of the dark!" :XD: I'm lame. So anyway, I emphasized my shadows and brightened my highlights.

Then I went to work on the metallic arm. This was a challenge. But It worked! I used a complicated method I think. I'll try to explain. First I desaturated the arm so it wasn't yellow. Then I divided up the arm into it's sections. Over each section, I put a black and white gradient, adjusted the curves of the gradient, changed the opacity then merged the layer to the segement I was working on. Then I colorized the arm to a reddish bronze color. Added my own highlights then altered the contrast again!

Whew! :faint: That's a lot of work. Now I just need a spiffy background for him. Which'll prolly be a series of filters...or flames. Ooo...I can do some wicked flames. And make them white!! Oooo! Yeah...I'll do that. So while I do that...enjoy!!

Artwork and Demonycus (c) Modesty
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infernalshadow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the clothing style on this is is very similiar to Paine from Final Fantasy X-2 - especially the red strap things ... its cool :D
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stuffdotcom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005   General Artist
wow^^ this is pretty kik ass! her outfit rules, i love the hair! wings!!!!:glomp:
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modesty Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His...it's a male. :XD:
Demy: o.o *twitch* Okay...so my outfit is extremely metro.
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stuffdotcom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005   General Artist
hehe^^ forgive me?
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Sapphire-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Wowza! :omfg: I was half asleep the first time I took a look so didn't pay attention to the wonderful details. Now that I'm wide awake and kickin, I am fully appreciating this awesome piece of art!
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weisen1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Professional Filmographer
XD wonderful! he ish so pretty! *licks colouring* ish lurvily!
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aseariel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty! and so shiny! :XD:

and the metallic arm looks amazing O_o woooo~!
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modesty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for ze shineies!!!! BLING BLING!!
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aseariel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: quite.
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o-an Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
wonderful artwork! :clap:
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