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DETECTIVE P2T: Quick Tutorials by p2tedited DETECTIVE P2T: Quick Tutorials by p2tedited
I just finished my detective artwork called Detective P2T "Who's the Culprit", Just make fun one of my photo and submit in one of my groups. . .. and before anything else welcome to another world of my drawing style. . . and this is my Second P2T edited Quick - Tips Tutorials.

Before we start. . . Let me remind you, that you need to keep yourself out of the box. Always have a great inspiration like the one I did in this art piece of mine.

As you notice, the one his holding-on is a picture of me. and that was the my reference to begin my drawing with. I am not a super Artist who have an ability of great anatomy at all times, sometimes I always fail. . . but being a failure is not a reason to give up. . . it is a challenge to fight for your own ability to listen and learn from others, get more inspiration and get more references. like the one I did. . . I pose myself and took a picture of me using my crappy cellphone camera. and last more practice. . . yah where the same as you are. . . i keep practicing to become a better artist like others and all awesome artist here in DA.

anywayz let's art. talk about the art piece I made.

first of all, I don't used any pen/graphic tablet for this artpiece. . . simply because i don't have them. hehehe. and who said you can't do better artworks using optical mouse. . . well then I'm the one who will said to you. . . . YOU CAN!!!

1. the upper picture is a lineart I made, the truth about it. . -I just merge the two linearts to make a better perspective and point of view. . . for you to visualized the Idea.
-I draw them separately because it's too hard to draw backgrounds where there's a lineart finished. I just merge them using Photoshop.
-Focus in the background noticed the depth and perspective of the angle.

2. Using Photoshop. . . Put a texture, Shadowing, Highlights (using source of light came from street lamp)
-Use every PS tool in making a dripping and folds of the clothes ( I always used blur, smudge, brushes, eraser, and burn tools in PS).
-Do not hesitate to become more addictive making background like I do because it's useless. i am just an arrogant making silly things and then blur them at the end (if you noticed in figure 3).
-Make a time effort making it in grayscale, because it's to easy to pick a color using gray to a 100% black.

3.In the first place let me tell you a story from my experience. . . i always buy a book and tutorials. . . I didn't understand at first why other artist starts at grayscale. . .
when the sign of God shine upon me and find my new friend :iconthe-hand: here in DA, he was a Filipino too like me who have a power to do awesome artworks. I saw one of his Tutorials on starting a grayscale to full colored it was too easy. . . after then. so this Tutorial I made is just for you and also It's my first practice for using my friend technics.
-It's so easy after you finished and balance all of you lights and shadowing you just put a color/layer over of the base layers and make it "overlay" effects and then, adjust hue/saturations, levels and etc to make them more natural. . . and of course before you do anything else make a back-up layers like I always do before I proceed. because the history of Photoshop (ctrl+alt+z) is limited. just keep in touch for decisions for your art pieces. . . good luck.

Note: Basically this is not a complete tutorials of this art piece. This is just a tips on how I create them. few week from now. . . I am preparing to create a complete and detailed tutorial. Every-time I do this artwork (witch basically my first practice for new style) I snap shot them so that I can create a much longer version and detailed tutorials. This is just a work in progress.
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ronladao Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
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GunslingerGeisha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness ^^
p2tedited Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much
GunslingerGeisha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome ^^
ningyohime07 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont even know how to make a lineart! haha XD
p2tedited Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
madali lang po. magaling ka naman mag draw eh. kaya mo po yan
The-Hand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow man I am greatly honored for the mentioning of my name. and you are using a mouse ? wow you should teach us what is the tool syou used to control the coloring like opacity of the brushes etc. Anyway the colors on this one is brilliant. Congrats!, do more.
p2tedited Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yah I will do more artworks like you do. thanks for the appreciation of my first piece using your technics. I always put a "Pinoy Style" in making artworks like the signages, hehehe
Alpha621 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Interesting how you create the glasses when you do the shading :) . Very interesting tutorial :clap: !
p2tedited Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Its very easy to make and fun too. shading glasses is composed of a shading, gradient, and opacity and make them into bevel and emboss to show it more natural.
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