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Ezio in Venice TUTORIAL by Namecchan Ezio in Venice TUTORIAL by Namecchan
Hiya guys! C:

As promised threatened, here's the tutorial/WIP thingy of Ezio in Venice! <:
More than a tutorial, I'd say it's a peek into how I paint… c:

Hope you enjoy it! <: (Download it for full size! C:)


Program used: Photoshop (but it's the same with every painting software, I guess…)
Brushes: chalk brush and oil brush
Layers: background, lineart (hidden and then deleted almost right away), Ezio, overlay for the adjustments.

STEP 1:
After filling the background with a light purple, I did a not-so-detailed lineart, then started painting on top of it with a chalk brush, just to block in the colours, especially in the face. Basically I started to get a feeling on where shadows and lights would fall.

STEP 2:
I started using the oil brush, which is the only brush I used till the end of the piece. As you may see, I started detailing Ezio's face a bit.
Note: I don't really start on the body until I don't get the face right… It's a quirk of mine, I guess… xD

STEP 3:
FLIPPING! I can't stress enough how important it is, to check the balance of the image and somehow highlight what you're doing wrong… C:

STEP 4:
now that I was kinda satisfied with the face, I moved on to the body.
Since I wanted to keep a rough feeling, I didn't detail this part too much; if I want to be really accurate, I usually do a proper lineart first, instead of starting with blotches of colours… C;

STEP 5:
more details on the clothes, especially his cape and shirt.

STEP 6/7:
flipping again! C: More attention on the hood and its folds, and on the torso. I guess it was at this point I noticed the proportion were quite off, so I had to resize his cape-covered shoulder and "stretch" his body (using the resize tool and the warp tool, the latter mainly to adjust shape and positions of the red stitches on the shirt).

STEP 8:
starting the background with blobs of colors just to get a felling on where buildings would be.

STEP 9:
more details on the background.

STEP 10:
blurred the bg using the "movement blur" C:

STEP 11:
after rotating the bg a bit, because it wasn't in the right perspective, I created a new layer set on "overlay" and adjusted the colours here and there, especially on Ezio's face and the sky.
Then I signed it and called it a day! C:


I hope I didn't bore you too much! C:
Let me now if you have any questions! <:


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yasermohavi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want that brush :)
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I've used a standard chalk and oil brush! <: I'm quite sure I've tweaked some of the options a bit, but I don't really remeber which ones... D: 
sorry otz
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Demented-Duo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you do the flipping thing too-- just recently discovered that, and Lord, does it help!!
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Oh yeah, flipping's in an invaluable tool! C;
To be honest, when I flip the first time I feel sick, 'cause my drawing usually looks horrible and decidedly unbalanced...XD But it's through the flipping than we can correct them, isn't it? <;
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Demented-Duo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep! Lol it's good to know I'm not the only one who seems to have no innate sense of proportion on initial sketches... ; )
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Alracairam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Uno si allontana dieci minuti e quando torna scopre che Clo è diventata Leonardo da Vinci... xD Aaaawwww!!! *_*
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
XD Ahah, altro che dieci minuti! C;

Comunque grazie! <: Ma altro che Leonardo! D: (se hai citato Leonardo perche' ll'immy raffigura Ezio e quindi AC2, sappi che guadagni punti stima! C; )
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Alracairam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
E quanti punti stima? xD
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Mille! <:
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dreamwillneverdie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!*o*
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks a lot! C:
I hope it was helpful! <:
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Catherine-PL Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I thought that's traditional and I just go through steps 5 and 6, then returned to 5, looked closely, and go forward to artist description to see what's that nice trick, because part of me was saying that's impossible - then I understood that's digital :D Reaaaly nice artwork, looks like traditional (interesting brush!). Ezio always cute :)
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Wah, thanks a lot! C: I mean, I was trying to make this look more traditional than digital, so your comment makes me super happy! C:
I hope you've found the tutorial somehow useful, even if it's for digital art! <:

The brush is just an oil one, but tinkering a bit with textures, pressure sensitivity and opacity, can create very interesting effects! C:

Last but not last, I'm glad you like my take on Ezio! <:
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Ryuhoshi7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, nice tutorial, it's so useful! :3
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks a lot! C:
I'm very happy you find it helpful! C:
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sunbeamattack Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm amazed with how little detail you start with and then gradually add more and more until the pic is ready. It actually reminds me of sculpting(start with a block of goop and then gradually peel of layers from it until the final product is ready, except that you add more and more XD ).

I think there's lot to learn for me, since I'm just anal for the details right from the beginning that it literally prevents me from seeing the bigger picture :D

And I can't stress enough how awesome you are!
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Wah, thanks lovely love! C:

To be honest, if I want to do something less rough, or if the subject's more complicated, I usually spend more time on the lineart, but not too much (I've learned from my mistakes, because I always end up changing/correcting the lineart, and if I spent too much time on it, it really feels like a waste of energy! XD)

Anyway, I guess everyone works in different ways, so maybe this method won't satisfy you! C;
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sunbeamattack Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :3

I can completely relate to the problem of spending too much time on a lineart that won't even show after the pic is done XD

But it doesn't hurt to learn different techniques I think :D
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
That's true: just trying different styles one can understand which one he likes better (I think I've discovered a penchant for roughness, but I'm still trying to find the "perfect balance", which I'm quite sure it's only a mythological legend! C; )
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sunbeamattack Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. :D

And it doesn't hurt to aim for perfection, even though I don't think anyone can ever be actually perfect at arts(nor in sports btw) :D
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Yeah, it doesn't hurt to aim for it, but at the same time I'm quite convinced perfection doesn't exist... <:
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D-structive Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Mi piace, perchè la fai sembrare una cosa facile..XD
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
XD
Ti diro', quando ho fatto questo Ezio si vede che ero ispirata, perche' non ho pianto lacrime di sangue come faccio il piu' delle volte...xD
Mi rendo conto che piu' che un tutorial si tratta di un "processo evolutivo", perche' non so spiegare bene cosa ho fatto... Forse e' per questo che sembra facile! XD
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D-structive Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Comunque pentiti. Non riuscirei mai a fare robe simili, io..XD
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ma figurati! C: Se ce l'ho fatta io! <:
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D-structive Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Tu sai fare ritrattistica.
Io non disegno più un volto umado da tipo...Anni?
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Bhe, alla fine credo dipenda da cosa uno vuole fare... Tu sei stata cosi' carina da avermi seguita fin dall'inizio, quindi sai qual'era il mio livello. Praticamente io mi sono interstardita a voler disegnare esseri umani, e mi sono esercitata quasi esclusivamente in quello (infatti a livello di paesaggi, etc sono ancora una neofita), pero' il tutto va a discapito di altro: ad esempio io ora fatico molto a fare chibi (lo so, sembra stupido, ma e' vero! D: )
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D-structive Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Erano cose puccie ed io le stimo.
E poi per quanto fossero cose semplici io le trovavo mooolto carine. Tipo graficamente intendo. Roba da magliette ecc.
E..Min*hia, vuoi dire che sei partita da zero come assoluta principiante?
Perchè sennò sul serio..Vai a fare una scuola d'arte ORA. Te lo ordino!
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Namecchan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Ma grazie! C:
E conunque si', sono partita al livello delle cose della mia gallery: diciamo che alle superiori etc copiavo manga, ma non ho mai studiato niente o cose del genere. Mi piacerebbe un sacco fare l'Accademia o un Bachelor of Art qua a Londra, ma costa troppo e sono corsi di laurea a tempo pieno, quindi il massimo a cui posso aspirare e' qualche corso di life drawing di tanto in tanto... \:
Zob...

Va bhe, non mi resta che keep practicing quando posso! C:
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