Drawing my cartoon character in Photoshop with Microsoft Surface Pro 4

in illustration •  2 years ago  (edited)

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Yesterday I've just got my New Surface Pen (from 2017 series). It is 4x more precise than original one from my Surface Pro 4 tablet and feels so much better to work with. So I've started to test it and done this squirrel character special for Steemit community to see if it will be good material.
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Initial sketch done on paper with pencil corrected a bit in Photoshop

Since I am working with huge illustrations for serious big companies and often I have around 500-800 of layers in one file my Surface Pro 4 is in maximum configuration. It is i7 processor and 16 gigs of RAM. I love this device and working on it for last year. Drawing in the cafees, during my often flights and at my home office. It is very light, fast and handy. I was a fan of Apple worked on Macbook Pros for 8 years but now I've switched back to Windows with this device. I bought it just as a toy for instanse but in a few days I became a fan of it. I think Microsoft should pay me here by the way :)

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This is my regular way of creating such an illustrations. I am making my sketch layer multiplied on top of other layes with 10-30% of transparency and with the new layers drawing silouettes with any 100% opacity and 100% flow hard brush. It is easier for me to draw each object on separate layer because later if my client will ask me to correct something it would be faster to do it with such layers.

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After the basic forms done I am locking each layers transparency so it will help me to stay inside that silouettes while drawing. Then I am choosing any round brush moving flow to 3-5% with 100% transparency starting to add some depth and details. Ready to switch off the sketch layer by the way.

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Very easy as you can see :) When I am satisfied I am sending my work to the client waiting for approval or some small corrections.

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Thanks a lot for watching and feel free to ask any questions about the process so I can improve the tutorial.

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Welcome to Steem @dunsky I have upvoted and sent you a tip

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Thanks!

My 9 year old requested something like this for christmas, thank you for the demonstration. The squirrel is adorable.

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Looks like somebody will get a nice present for christmas :) thanks a lot!

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All my boys really enjoy animation and dabble in it as well as coding. My husband has helped them learn a bit and they have taught themselves a bit. Maybe this could be mom's contribution.

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I am also was fond of coding as well as drawing in my childhood! I remember the times of ZX Spectrum basic programming :)

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Awww!

So Squirrel is so cute, it is really well done, love the background as well.

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Thank you so much!

well done great work !

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Thank you very much, Nisha!

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Good art.

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Yeah! Tons of good posts are sinking in their spam. Thanks a lot!

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Oh man, I've got to get a setup like this! Awesome work by the way!

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Thank you very much!

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You're very welcome!

Nice work! I work on the first Surface Pro too. Time for an upgrade! :D

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Thank you very much! The very first one? Hm... I am already thinking about upgrading to Surface Pro 2017 :)

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Nice!. You can send me your old one. haha

Your illustrations are incredible! It's pretty amazing to see the squirrel evolve from that black line sketch to the final product. BTW...

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Would you please check my recent contest. I found very few people participating but I hope it is really cool to get more involved. I am drawing portrait for the winner.

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It is an awesome contest! I will be dropping a picture in the comments there soon. You are easily one of the top artists I have seen on Steemit and whoever wins the prize should feel honored to have such an amazing artist draw their portrait!

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Hi! Really god work with the squirrel :) he looks cute! Must be fun to draw like that!

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кто-то мажор))

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Почему это? :) рабочий инструмент, я же только рисованием зарабатываю...

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Thanks!