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Tutorial/process for Damaged by Arenheim Tutorial/process for Damaged by Arenheim
Fairly big file, sorry! D:
I'm not great at this kind of thing, but I wanted to try anyway. It's kinda basic, but I think it's a decent method for something quick and fun.

Some things I wanted to point out...
The pencil, watercolor, marker, and sometimes airbrush are the tools I use the most in SAI. They're just the ones I like best. The pencil tool at full opacity is great for filling in flat color. Watercolor and airbrush are good for blending and smoothing, as well as filling in areas where you want soft color and shade variation. And great for quick yet interesting backgrounds.
In terms of composition, when cropping it's a good idea to crop more than just one side. For example just cropping at the feet tends to be a bit awkward, adding at least one more cropped edge to that usually makes for a better picture overall. Also you want to avoid cropping at joints.
And this isn't an ideal example of color. I was a little spontaneous with my palette choices. If you want help with color theory I'd suggest looking up a tutorial on that.

I hope someone finds this at least a little helpful! :D

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Creyn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! You're awesome! :D
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Arenheim Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
:blush: Thank you! XD
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Creyn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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DoomedToasters Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is amazing!! Are those are my two favorite things too!! Hot guys in pain! ...sound weird... lol. This is amazing, I am so going to try this technique and I will most definitely learn from it! Love all your stuff!
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Arenheim Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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DoomedToasters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope I reach your artistic level some day! I'm practicing!!
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Venn-Shi Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Whoa that is cool! Thanks for taking the time to post it, you make it seem so easy to do!
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Aikodea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I enjoy seeing how people make these epic arts~
Seems like all the cool artists use SAI (or Photoshop) o3o Where do you get it...?
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Arenheim Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   General Artist
*nod* I use photoshop too. But the version I'm most used to is on my desktop compy which is old and doesn't run it very well anymore. And I have PS CS5 on my laptop, which I use, but SAI is just simpler and not as much of a memory hog. XD I tend to use PS more for final touches and editing, as well as for the screentones for Agen. But there's a TON of really awesome drawing programs out there.

Anyway I got SAI here: [link] It's about $65.... But there's a free month-long trial for it.
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Aikodea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I can see that. I have Photoshop on my old laptop, but said laptop is, well, old. Doesn't really work well anymore. I only have Corel Painter Essentials on the laptop I currently use, and since it's intended for making digital art that looks traditional, I find the brushes (actually, the whole program) immensely irritating. I just can't seem to get used to it! Figured I'd look into getting something else.
But... it seems that SAI won't work on a Mac? Darn, $65 is pretty good in my opinion for art programs. I really don't know what other programs to look at. :/
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