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Lord of Chaos - steps by LindaMarieAnson Lord of Chaos - steps by LindaMarieAnson
OK, I hate everyone who asked me to do the tutorial because it took me more hours to make it, than the actual painting. :dead: OK, I don't hate you really, I just hate making things like this.

I don't think this will be helpful to anyone, it's more like a demonstration than tutorial, and I'm awfully sorry for the messy eye painting example (I was distracted by new T.Hiddleston photos on tumblr, so I did "let's draw an eye in 3 minutes" thing - if you're interested, I actually have 2 rough videos on tumblr of how I draw eyes - lindamarieanson.tumblr.com/pos… and lindamarieanson.tumblr.com/pos… )
Steps of how I paint mouth here on tumblr - lindamarieanson.tumblr.com/pos…

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*EDIT(after few "art thefts") - Tutorials are not made, so you could copy other artist's work and post it online. ;)
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Lawleighette Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing~ but is there anything else you can advise me to do to get a higher accuracy of the sketch? That's the most difficult part for me. ^^;
(Btw, forgive me for the fav-spam~ Your art gives me life!)
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people divide the paper/canvas in segments to get the proportions right. I never do that. I learnt the proportions by tracing when I was really young. I know, a lot of people condemn that, but I always say it's a great way to learn. To be honest, in digital painting the likeness in sketch isn't that important, because you achieve the likeness when coloring. For example, in this specific tutorial you can see how Loki's sketch doesn't really look like Loki at all. :D I'm sorry that I'm no help, apparently I suck at teaching. :XD: When I use reference photos, I simply try to copy them as close as possible (if realism or likeness is my goal). There's no specific technique I use. :shrug:
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Lawleighette Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. I've traced once before. It's very helpful, but I tend to feel guilty for not doing it freehand. (Yes, I'm one of those people) :XD: I actually did a digital portrait last night. Instead of tracing, I marked the prominent points of the face with dots. But toward the end of the process, I compared it to the original, and it wasn't as accurate; I still had to move some parts around. I guess I just wasn't as careful as I should have been drawing the sketch, but I still think it turned out great. :D
Hahaha it's alright! I'm worse at teaching. It just amazes me how perfect yours looks without having to edit too much in the end. Happy Pardon me if I already asked you this, but you do everything freehand now right? :)
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of the times freehand, yes. There are times when I'm fighting with a face that I just can't get right and I might trace some parts, but usually just resizing a bit, tilting and stuff works just fine (perks of painting digitally - you can have gazillion layers you can alter, delete and whatnot :D ). In fact, I don't always draw the sketch at all. Sometimes I just start with the basic colors, like here -  Lokasenna Steps by LindaMarieAnson
Hey, some of my paintings are so off when compared to the original. :D I try not to compare, or else I won't be able to sleep at night.
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Lawleighette Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :dummy: Hahaha true! Unfortunately, we can't do that on traditional. :XD: Once I notice a flaw, I'll just have to live with it sometimes. Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] Now that I've tried it, digital art seems hella easier in my opinion. Aww Wow, yeah. I remember seeing that one! A very interesting way to do it indeed! :D
Haha, I am too familiar with that feeling~!
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, that is why I find traditional art a lot more frustrating and my traditional portraits are rather meh. :giggle:
I should do a process video from scratch. I've made a few coloring videos, but they kind of suck. :D
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Lawleighette Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very frustrating, but I guess I'm in for the challenge. :XD:
You definitely should! It would be a sight to see~ :love: Hahaha, don't be so hard on yourself. :D
By the way, where does your other username "Megairawitch" come from? If you don't mind me asking, of course. :aww:
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Megaira is a Greek goddess, also it's a name I've given to one of my main characters in the novel series I probably ain't publishing any time soon. I've added that "witch" part just because Megaira is usually taken in all the sites. :giggle:
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MellorianJ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting tuto. Thanks for the time you spent on it, I think I would hate to do that too and you're welcome to hate me for asking you about it. Sweating a little...  Your skills are amazing anyway, I have for my part no "affinities" with the PS painting tools.Waaaah! 
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
It does take time to learn all the Photoshop tools and how to use them for your benefit. In fact I think, I'm still learning, even though it's been 7-8 years since I started using PS. There are days when I'm still like "oooh wait so I can do this with that, too?" :D
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
ALSO QUITE HELPFUL
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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Lifestartswithpencil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this :) I'm going to try it wright away :) thank you for this tutorial!Hug 
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope, it'll help. :iconaawwplz:
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Lifestartswithpencil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes actually, I've been working on it now and it starts to look like it, only the hair is a pain in the ass, but with a bit practice I'll be there I think :) Thank you again! Hug 
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hair is the part I hate the most, myself. It's been years of digital painting, but I still sometimes won't get it right. :giggle:
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Indu-Art Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Oh Gosh! How can I not try this SOOOOOOOON! LUV it! Thank you!
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it will help. :aww:
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist
By the gods- this is AWESOME~ Thank you ! I've been wanting to do Loki portraits for so long but I just can't build his face. It's just- I tend to do it in parts and then not be happy with how I do each part. I do hope this tutorial will come in handy x3
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'd be happy if this one really helps you. :aww:
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
That's awesome! ^~^ Heheh.
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
that's pretty much what I did, except I suppose my second digital painting could be described as a speed painting. I used one brush, two colors, (Light brown and white) and I did the entire skin tone with those two colors. ^~^ It was all one layer, except for the sketch,and the background, (so three layers. ^^) I was just practicing, and in two or so hours, it came out looking alright. the thing is, it feels a lot like painting, (which I'm not good at) but I like this version. Normally painting, I use too much paint, can't cover up my mistakes or undo them, and The colors don't go together and blend like I would like them to, so digital painting is definitely working for me. It's fun. >:3
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Digital art is definitely easier than traditional medium, mostly because of possibility of layers and good ol' UNDO button. :XD:

I've realized that it's impossible (for me) to use just one brush, but I'm pretty cool with one or couple of color tones. But I've noticed that skin (or anything) is never in just one tone, things around you will reflect light, so to get a realistic look, you will need to add even the weirdest hues - examine the photos, you'll see.
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Haha, yeah! I notice! So many strange colors in the highlights, that you wouldn't think would belong there. things reflect and absorb light in the strangest of ways, but tis all interesting to me. ^^ Yeah, what I did was more of a speedpaint/digital painting practice/new brush practice. xD Most people use more than one brush... (I was just bored and lazy...) xD
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you'll figure it all out. I suggest you instal custom brushes, too. There are some great ones out there. Or you can make them yourself.
And speedpaints are the best - they let you relax and just have fun. :nod:
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Oh yeah, I got a custom brush set from sir Luvisi, and that is what I used in my latest picture. ^~^ not sure how to make mine, just yet... but I'm always curious to learn. Speedpainting is fun in my opinion, as it's less about making hard copy detailed stuff... and focusing more on composition and how your hands move on the object to give it shape.
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Making your own brushes is easy - just draw the shape, select it, press "define brush preset" and it's done. ;)
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Harei-ruto Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE this. You've captured Hiddles quite well as Loki. :)
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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SullyThePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
i love your work so much~ thanks for the tutorial, it's really helpful :)
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU! :aww:
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Puckluck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
trying this tutorial right now, but using a new programme and tablet, so had to start again a couple of times, but it's good practice. It's a great tutorial btw THANKS!!
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it's useful. :hug:
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TaliaTale Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this tutorial few days ago and couldn't help myself but repeat the painting. Thank you so much for the steps!

Last time I've painted something was a long time ago ago, so it really helped me to remember the algorithm.
Hope you dont mind that I've uploaded the picture.

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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, that's actually an amazing repaint, congratz! :clap:
I'm glad the tutorial helped you, I really am. :hug:
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SwtJennJennD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
And you said it wouldn't be helpful. Sometimes it is helpful to see someone else's process to remind us that we are actually on the right path-even though on one path is the 'only course'. Make Sense?
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does make sense. :nod:
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EigthDegreeBites Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My lord what I wouldn't give to be able to digitally paint this precisely!
Great work!
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you! :aww:
I wouldn't call my stuff precise, but I'm glad you think it is. :nod:
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mishihime Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Wonderful.
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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Blorosa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'll help me so much, thanks you for sharing this :D
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy you find it helpful :hug:
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Blorosa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug:
Oh, and just one question, you done this one photoshop, don't you ? Did you think it's possible as well to do this on Gimp ? C:
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Frankly I have no idea. I've used Gimp only to make stamps, never used it for drawing.
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Blorosa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then, so I'll try and we'll see it. Thanks for answer me :D
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, hon! ^^ I hope, you'll succeed.
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Blorosa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With perseverance I think it'll be possible x3
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TaliaTale Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Try use MyPaint with additional brush sets. I've repeated this painting (with perfect results) in it. Much better than GIMP.
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