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The BloodMare _Completed_ by DaveAllsop The BloodMare _Completed_ by DaveAllsop
So, there's the finished painting - I hope you found this tutorial useful!

see you next time!

Dave
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:iconespadadefuego:
fantastik tutorial, FERPECTO! THX
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:iconknightofspades:
Awesome monster! Your best! INstant favorite picture! Great monster!
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Deadly-SlayR Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good, the tutorials are helpful a lot. Great monster creativity.
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:iconhundredhands:
Thanks for taking the time to put together and post this most excellent technical break-down. You've provided a valuable resource in this.
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filorio Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D

We have the same idea...
See my Ashearus here ( [link] )

Good Job!!!
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ScarliteMagician Jul 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this was extremely helpful; thank you for taking the time to post it : D
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3shades Feb 21, 2010   Digital Artist
This helped me greatly improving my art, and my first picture done after reading your tutorial will be up soon. But I have one last question about this:
By what criteria do you choose your shading color?
Is it depending on the basic color you are shading, or is it the color of the light that defines it, in which case do you use a darker shade of the same color as the light or a complementary color? Or something completely different?
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:icondaveallsop:
It's a bit of a rule of thumb here - whatever feels right, and suits the tone of the image. The Bloodmare had to be red, and being a sort of infernal creature, I went for warmer colors as I added
lighter highlights.
When I add shadows, I tend to use colder colors, and they tend to be a *little* more saturated (not too much though). The shadows on the BloodMare were toward blue/purple. If you're working in photoshop keep these details as a separate layer at first, then use Hue/Saturation or Color Balance and play around with sliders to see how different colors will affect/improve your picture. :)

You'll learn the most from your mistakes and errors. Experimentation is the key

dave
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3shades Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot again. I think the picture will be done very soon. I just went through with the second level highlights.
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