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Underpainting - Tutorial!
While I was working on that I took some screengrabs of my progress for a tutorial for you guys.

This is my first time using an underpainting digitally. I know they do it a lot (granted, in grayscale) for things like Monster Manual illustrations and the like, and I'd like to know how they do that vs. my method, but for now, this is how I did it.

Digital Underpainting Tutorial by *thornwolf on deviantART
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mbala From: mbala Date: May 13th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm amazed!

I do not understand the shadows. The way you place them is just not intuitive at all. For instance, why are the brests lit from the bottom, yet at the same time they cast a shadow down? It's like if you had little personal light sources under them. It's so confusing, yet it looks natural!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 13th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm amazed!

Skin highlights bounce off each other. its the weirdest thing, I know, but it does happen, especially if the light source is such that its strong enough to bounce it back, as in this case. Also she's really pale, she'd be more likely to reflect light.
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