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Traditional Tutorial: Page 1 by pallanoph Traditional Tutorial: Page 1 by pallanoph
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Announcer voice: HERE IT IS! Traditional Tutorial with Acrylic and Watercolor, page 1 of 3!

So this tutorial is giving you a closer look into how I created this piece [link] from start to finish. Since some of you seem fairly curious...

I should have called this the pre-amble, but I figured I should still keep it. The next few should be more "interesting," but there you have it.

Hope it answers some questions.... took hours to create this.

Page 2: [link]
Page 3:[link]
Questions, comments, etc? I'll take em. :D

Art, species, character (C) April Schumacher
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StopAtTheEdge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
ArtificialProdigy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
This tutorial is very helpful! :) Bit what did you make this on? A canvas or paper? 
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this series of tutorials! :la: I'll look back on these for help! :nod:
Lupus-Avis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of pencil do you use for the sketches? Do you have any advice for making thin lines? :)
979023 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so basically u did the background all with watercolor? Just wondering....
dryliquor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I'm honestly so happy you created this - you not only help provide techniques but just help with products and WHY you like them. I love your work and I just can't express how happy I am you made this! I JUST got into traditional and I am going in blind (well not so blind as I feel photoshop has taught me a little something).
Y-Esk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional
Eee, look at those little Tjardek sketches! :w00t: That really is a good tip, and something I should do more often! It really shows in your finished work, they are well thought out :)

I also really admire you patience to start with the background. I get so impatient when it comes to art sometimes and find myself rushing to paint the interesting parts first like the subject.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sometimes I have to remind myself to stop the sketching and figure out what my final will be! :laughing:

Aw, I do it all the time. I have to force myself (and threaten, sometimes) to do the background first, otherwise... whoops! :noes:

Speaking of which, I'm working on the background for Nadiev! ;)
Y-Esk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional
:excited: Eee, sounds awesome :D

Haha, I think i'm just afraid most of the time if I screw up the background first I'll just have to start over and get un-inspired. But I think I really need (want!!) to have a go at an acrylic painting again now. Ooo, gotta find some time :D
Rhynn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Damn you depress me. That's exactly what we do at school but i'm far too lazy to be that technical normally.
pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:noes: It takes a fair amount of self threatening for me to get through these pieces... ^^; That, and I think I've had it beaten into me. :XD:
Rhynn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
xp Lucky you. My myself strikes back when i try the same thing :<
Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing :hug:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome! :aww:
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