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February 28, 2012
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Sakura Process by Robaato Sakura Process by Robaato
How This Was Done in an Hour:

Sketch Stage: Takes no longer than 10 minutes. I quickly plot down shapes and then sculpt and check proportions. As you can see, where it's loose, it's viable that I'm confident with that area and open for improvisation. Where it's tight and refined (like planted leg) is where I tell myself subconsciously that I have to follow the sketch closely.

Line-Art Stage: Is what it is. Just drawing over the sketch. Carefully going over the parts I wanted to keep in the sketch. Under 20 minutes.

Baseflat & Shade Stage: Using lasso tool and feathering, selected areas where the shadow falls. 2 Layers: Shadow under skirt is its own layer. Second layer follows the shadows with everything else. Dark Purple color on Hard Light is the setting. I have an Outer Glow layer style applied to both layers which gives that reddish glow/gradient to the shadows. Took about 15 minutes.

Rest of Flats and Gradients: 1 Gradient going from bottom to top, purplish color on Hard Light, at about 45% Opacity. Lasso'd and filled pinks on knees and behind leg, elbows and fingers, gaussian blurred. About 15 minutes.

Finished Look: Brownish-red color hold on lines. Flattened image. Duplicated layer, Gaussian Blurred at about 15 pts., layer changed to Lighten at about 35-45% opacity (that's open for interpretation depending on the final look I want.)

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Kheelaia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You drew this in an hour
It would take like... 6 hours for me
and still wouldn't be that good
Aveedesigns Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn! This is incredibly fast, especially the line-art stage.
B2thec Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I'm getting Sketchbook Pro right now. Bam. Got it
h00ktastic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, please post more like this I like to know good pacing for my development!!! 
keybladesword Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
what brush do you use for your flats example hard or soft
Xevv Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
"I have an Outer Glow layer style applied to both layers which gives that reddish glow/gradient to the shadows. " Ok, I'm looking in PS CS5 and I am not seeing an outer glow layer style/adjustment layer. Any help?
Zero26T Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Impressive! I ought to try this out sometime... but I'll have to get used to the pacing..
fofmock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I feel like I need to start using a timer and just have a daily 30 min or hour drawing session, and keep going until I can keep pace. I consider myself to be pretty good, but something like this would take me like all day, no where near an hour. Awesome.
Nigel1904 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing
TimVithor Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
congratulations man. It's really impressive how fast you can achieve this result.
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