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Digital Painting Tutorial - World of Warcraft by Andantonius Digital Painting Tutorial - World of Warcraft by Andantonius
Here's the in-depth version of the process for my recent piece Repel the Tides!

I hope you find this helpful and it's not too wall-of-text-y. At some point I want to do a really well-resolved tutorial that's more simple and concise, but for now this is all I've got time to put together. Hopefully it's still useful!
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jediryhme8888 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Very helpful!! as a young artist I always thought that as one gets older, their art is done a lot faster, and in ways it is,  but not really, good art calls for more time and more thought put in, which is an idea that I have to relearn over and over. the fact that it took you days to complete both puts my mind at ease and makes the whole thing a bit daunting.  I'm studying animation, where 3D animation/enviroment is focused on more, so I'm trying to focus on getting my composition and painting game up, which will hopefully help later on once I start looking for internships or dare i hope for paid internships haha.
Andantonius Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's unfortunately just a myth that art gets easier as you improve, haha. Usually the reason your art gets better is because you realize how many steps you're skipping and in order to make your work better you start putting in tons more effort on each piece. xP
Anviljaw Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First of, Love the Image and the whole process you took to get it as awesome as it is. and as my  Screen name would Say it is obvious I play a Dwarf In World of Warcraft but I am yet to do a hunter and Saw this.... it Kinda blew my mind a little. but I want to know something more about the gear of choice for your character here. (if he is indeed your character) Could you name the gear off the top of your head or would I have better luck going on WoW head or something of the sort.
Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much, I'm glad you like the piece!

As for the gear, it's nothing special really, I didn't want to do any of the crazy over the top raid sets for this piece so I chose some basic low level leather armor. You can probably buy something similar to this from the town vendors in level 20-30 zones. :)
Anviljaw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stuff, Thank you.

I will keep an eye out for the stuff when I level my Night Elf Hunter, however first is my Worgen rouge and Dwarf warrior.
I am planning on drawing my own stuff.. to go with the character backgrounds that I will write soon enough.

thanks for the reply and Hope you keep on with the great art.. love to see it :)
Phesant33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this :)
Arterice Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, thank you for sharing! :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
tictokki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! Your suggestion to include the color scheme in the rough is brilliant, and really saved a composition of mine. Quick question - how do you use your layers? I see some people having a layer for each color (what!!?) and then there's me, who basically just does it all on three or four...I just feel like painting on too many layers could make the work look choppy? I don't really know though. 
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