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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@00:40Mostly the hard round airbrush with the opacity around 30-50%. I hardly touch the Flow option, I just rely on the pen pressure of my tablet :D
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iceheartt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
@03:35I love this! He has a great face for drawing. I admit I'd love to see you draw Willem Dafoe some time if you haven't.
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Sky-Hart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student General Artist
@03:32awsome! pure genius
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:38AWesome
what program do you use to make the video?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@02:15After all the basic tones are down, I bring out the Skin Texture Brushes for Photoshop CS, and begin blending and detailing!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:51I find working on a dark/shaded background is a lot better than a plain white one. It makes the colors you are working with pop out more!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:01I start by blocking in the flat colors and tones. Nothing neat and fancy here. Just trying to isolate some areas to work on later!
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Here is my time-lapsed video of the process I go through when painting a portrait in Photoshop CS3 with my WACOM tablet, using mainly the airbrush and some customized texture brushes.

Also a nice demonstration of David Nagel's Photoshop Skin texture brushes which I cherish so dearly! They're fantastic for blending tones together while keeping the texture of the skin intact and looking real.

Real time- around 4-5 hours.
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techmess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for sharing this! And for every single one of your tutorials! I just started out trying to do realistic painting, but I'm having such a hard time with the brushes and getting the details right. Plus trying to work on just two-three layers is tough work. I'm not used to it. More like, I'm afraid of messing it up and tend to hit SAVE AS x 100. akfgsksjf.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heya! Sorry for the late reply :D

Please keep at the painting! Hehe.
Any reason why you only work 2-3 layers?
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techmess Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tend to see a lot of artists just painting on a few layers, so I guess I thought that should be the right way or something. @.@ How many layers do you usually paint with?
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brigeatenex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Approximately how many layers do you have when drawing? :P Love the video, helped me a lot, believe it or not! ♥
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Sandiest-Cupid Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hey sherdian! your work is so amazing and such an inspiration too! nice to see another aussie on here! i was wondering...how do you blend the colours in photoshop? im studying animation at RMIT and i need to rely on photoshop more than SAI.
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Lucy-Damien998 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool i need to paint like this
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jaredwarrior Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is so amazing, omg!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Skat0rzZzz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
@00:40what kind of brush setting have you used, opacity, flow etc..
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@00:40Mostly the hard round airbrush with the opacity around 30-50%. I hardly touch the Flow option, I just rely on the pen pressure of my tablet :D
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iceheartt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
@03:35I love this! He has a great face for drawing. I admit I'd love to see you draw Willem Dafoe some time if you haven't.
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JenniferHunter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to bother you again. I feel like i'm harassing you :XD:

How many layers do you usually use for the skin? and how do you create your palette?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No it's cool :D

My layers usually go something like this (from top layer to bottom):
-Lines
-Detail/hair/eyes/highlights etc
-Texture
-Base color/tones

Not many layers in all because it's just about building up the tones evenly over the whole picture. I used to have heaps of layers for different shades of tone, but that seemed like a waste time because I found it easier to just paint over any areas I stuffed up.
But if I'm doing something kinda drastic (such as adding a big highlight down the side of the face) I would definitely make a new layer (for fear of really stuffing it up!) :D

If I have a good photo reference, I use the eye dropper tool. But I add in my own highlights/colors to give it a bit more...zazz :XD:
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JenniferHunter Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaah thank you :D

I know most books and things tell me i have to do separate layers, however i have a very old and very slow computer so it's difficult to manage lots of layers. It's good to know that an awesome and terrific painter like yourself doesn't bother with tons of layers. I'll give it a shot on my next painting :D I'm definitely going to dedicate it to you seeing as you've tolerated me for 24 hours asking question after question :XD:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, ask away- I don't mind! :aww:

Before I upgraded, my computer was ancient as well, so too many layers + big photoshop file = SLOOOWWWW with the occasional crash. So I always tried to limit my layers or merge them as I went, and I still do just out of habbit :D
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Sky-Hart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student General Artist
@03:32awsome! pure genius
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SchizophrenicUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   General Artist
@03:35:omg: That is amazing!

How long have you been doing things like that?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Digital Art in gerneral...I started about 2004-2005. But I only really got into detailed portraits about 5 months ago :)
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SchizophrenicUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   General Artist
@03:35When you started, did you look at as many tutorials as you could find or did you just learn as you went along?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Definitely tutorials helped all the way. I've collected some of the most helpful ones here [link] :)
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SchizophrenicUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   General Artist
@03:35Thanks =D
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LeonaYagami Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
@03:35Sheridaaaaaaaaaan you rulz! :noes:

You make it sound so simple, really could be, although for me the ease with which you manage effects and textures seems to me simply fantastic, all your work is amazing, full of detail and realism. But I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, because not all people who have shared. I hope to continue to amaze with your wonderful work.

Take care :hug:

Ps.Sorry for my english is owful and poor n_nU
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Heyaaaaa :D
Thank you very much! (Sorry for the late reply- I've been overseas!)
People usually ask how I do stuff, so I occasionally post some WIPs or something. As for simple, well, when you paint the same guy over and over, he gets easier by the 10th time :XD:

And don't worry about your English, it is beautiful! :D
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35Incredible. It's mindblowing seeing the process behind things and this is no exception. The final result is damn amazing too. Thank you for making this!
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35Awesome :D
what program do you use to capture it?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Hypercam :)
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35nvm I figured :D
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35oooh cool thanks for that :D
and how do you make it go fast? *never done it b4*
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Just Windows Movie Maker. Set the speed to x300 or something :D
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35thanks :D
I've figured it :D and have the vid on my youtube :D
since I can't upload it here
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:38AWesome
what program do you use to make the video?
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@02:15After all the basic tones are down, I bring out the Skin Texture Brushes for Photoshop CS, and begin blending and detailing!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:51I find working on a dark/shaded background is a lot better than a plain white one. It makes the colors you are working with pop out more!
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:01I start by blocking in the flat colors and tones. Nothing neat and fancy here. Just trying to isolate some areas to work on later!
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camlost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@03:35wow, excellent work XD
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Thanks :)
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cinaloca Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
@03:35:wow::love:::clap::eyepopping::worship::omfg::omg::shocked::O:faint:
this is how i feel now
i salute you :salute:
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Haha nice :XD:
Thank you! :D
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TheDarkBee Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
@03:35My goodness!:faint: This is amazing, I love the way you color.:D Its beautiful, great job.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@03:35Thanks a lot :)
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TheDarkBee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
@03:35You're welcome.:glomp:
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