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Crimson Major Stages by Zatransis Crimson Major Stages by Zatransis
Hiyooooooooo~!

Here are the major stages from the Crimson piece. Just a high level walkthrough. If you want to see much more in-depth explanations to my art, check out my Live Stream channel for video and live tutorial.

Live Stream Channel: [link]

Hit Download for the largest version.

Step 1:

For some reason I decided to sketch in blue, then tighten in red, then sketch in red, then tighten in blue, the finish in blue... it was a mess. So, this is the raw scan from page to screen.

Step 2:

This is what it looked like after desaturating it and adjusting the levels to try to bring it back to life. Problem is, it's messy as hell.

Step 3:

That takes me to one of the more serious clean up jobs I have had to do in a while. This part is annoying because I just want to get to the painting. Here I later erase the lines for the blood and other little elements to soften them in the paint process. I vertically stretched the image a tad because it suddenly seemed squashed.

Step 4:

I painted Alex up first. I wanted to make sure I paid the most attention to him. Here I did some things differently that usual. I used more layers of paint for the face and I textured the coat with more paint strokes than textures.

Step 5:

The victim gets painted up. Sampled the blood from Alex's mouth. The rest is all unique color picks. She has a different skin tone that Alex so I wanted to keep it fresh and not color pick anything from him. Also, I kept the blood gloopy because that's how it always looked in the comic.

Step 6:

I started on a different BG than the final version but this one is much stronger. Here I apply all the final effects. Rim light, moon glow, and color layers add the last touches.

Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for the next Live Stream!

M!
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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Excellent tutorial, already it had seen the previous one that you published. I paint with gray and then I stain with color. What do you believe your that is better, to paint direct with color or to stain the gray?. Greetings and congratulations :D

(sorry, my English is not good)
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I prefer to paint direct. But it is up to your own comfort level as well.

M!
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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Thanks a lot... I will try to paint direct again, the colors remain a lot more luminous... congratulations by your work, is very inspiring. Greetings
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jmqrz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always enjoy the step by step process, and like I said before crimson was one of my favorite comics!
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TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet pic and thanks for the process.


though that chomp out of her neck looks kinda redonkulous. Like she was a piece of cheese.




WAS SHE A PIECE A CHEESE?!
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I will not speak ill of the dead....











CHEDDAR!

M!
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TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY FAVORITE IS GOUDA!
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe.

M!
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Smitty-Tut Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Friggin Sweet!! :)
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teppou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
It's always nice to get a little peek to others workflow, so thanks for putting the time for this one :)

In step 3, did you just erase the smudges etc or what?
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