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03:33 PM on 01/17/13 
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WaveUponWave
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Is your avatar Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert?
03:56 PM on 01/17/13 
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BroekHosen
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Add Ja Rule in there and it'll make it 100x better
03:57 PM on 01/17/13 
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deanster321
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I appreciate how their tails are all more or less straight, because dinosaurs couldn't curl their tails and it's annoying when artists don't acknowledge that. Thank you and well done.
04:07 PM on 01/17/13 
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i did not know that.
04:15 PM on 01/17/13 
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OP, can I ask about your process? Like what tablet you used, how long it took, and how you approached completing the illustration? It's something I've been wanting to get into.
07:55 AM on 01/18/13 
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gfxtwin
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OP, can I ask about your process? Like what tablet you used, how long it took, and how you approached completing the illustration? It's something I've been wanting to get into.

It's going to sound ridiculous, but, like almost all of my digital art, I used a mouse for this, not a tablet. Here's the step-by step process:

1. I made sketches of each dinosaur in Photoshop without any background (a mistake I won't make again) and fully rendered them in grayscale. each dino is on it's own layer. Made sure the dinos I chose to be in the picture were all from the same time period and region (For example, you can't pit an Allosaurus against a Postosuchus, that's just foolishness). I rendered scales with a combination of the basic paintbrush tool and the basic scales texture brush.

2. I thought of a background that would fit the lighting angle and contrast on the grayscale paintings.

3. Did research into paleontology regarding the flora and landscapes at the time. Had a difficult time finding anything about the landscapes of prehistoric Alberta outside of forests (which couldn't have made up the entire region) so I just stole a kind of wetlands background idea you'd see in a todd marshall drawing because it looks cool and hoped it made sense.

4. I painted the background in color, including the sky. Realized that I really, really liked the clouds in this one jpeg I used as a reference so I just used that and altered it a bit with the paintbrush tool instead of using my own sky painting.

5. I figured out a color pattern for the dinos and colorized them by going to: adjustments > color balance, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation

It took about 12 hours on and off over the weekend(I work slow)

That's basically it.
11:07 AM on 01/18/13 
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theguy77
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there's no way you can criticize this, he actually took the request and drew Jesus in there. ive never heard of anyone taking requests for an already complete painting haha.

you have a talent. the color schemes are phenomenal, the splashes of water and clouds look really realistic, awesome job.
12:13 PM on 01/18/13 
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needs more Christopher Fucking Walken.
12:44 PM on 01/18/13 
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Cody Nelson
Your mouth to God's south.
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I wish this would turn into an r/photoshopbattles thread where every request was subsequently filled.
03:00 PM on 01/18/13 
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allthewaysaid
Have a feeling I'll die in my20s...
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I'm an art critic, this painting is nice.
04:10 PM on 01/18/13 
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gfxtwin
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Okay guys, this is the last one. I'm planning on pursuing a serious career in illustration.

04:30 PM on 01/18/13 
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gfxtwin
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OP, can I ask about your process? Like what tablet you used, how long it took, and how you approached completing the illustration? It's something I've been wanting to get into.

BTW, the mouse is most definitely not ideal for digital art. You probably already were thinking that, lol. I use it because I'm just way too accustomed to it (cushy office jobs plus lots of free time in my early 20's). A tablet PC with a stylus, like a Toshiba Portage, is the best route. They are kind of hard to find these days though I think. Standard tablets take a lot of getting used to and they feel weird at first. Almost like a meager improvement over a mouse, which they kind of are. It might be better to use an ipad + a stylus + an artstudio app. I haven't used it myself, but this is the kind of work people are making on it:





04:33 PM on 01/18/13 
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thursday727
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Okay guys, this is the last one. I'm planning on pursuing a serious career in illustration (this thread will be deleted soon).

art like this done a little better would sell 10 times more than "serious art" just saying
04:38 PM on 01/18/13 
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Cereal_Killer
We suck, I know. SHUT UP!
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dude u drew a legit picture of jesus on a dinosaur. in my book you are already one of the greats. good stuff
05:22 PM on 01/18/13 
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Okay guys, this is the last one. I'm planning on pursuing a serious career in illustration.


holy fucking wow hahahahahaha, brilliant



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