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luca.2006 by betteo luca.2006 by betteo
...continues from last deviation.

One year later, I remade all 30 drawing in black and white for a book for SM publishers.

The best part of it was to draw again the same illos, with a fresher style and a new format. Can u spot the improvements in my style in a year and half?

Old color versions: [link]

Old deviation with some different drawings: [link]
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Do you mind if I ask your technique for drawing and finishing?
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betteo Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
In this case was simple HB pencil on paper. Letter size.
Photoshop airbrush for tones
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No lightbox for clean up?
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betteo Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good point. I forgot.
Probably I traced it with an extrahard pencil (6h?) as a sketch&guideline thing. In PS, when contrasting the 6H and the soft one (HB,2B), the first one disappears. pop.
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That's much quicker than my method of drawing in red pen, inking in black then taking out the red in PS
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betteo Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
The red/blue/green/black sketch pencil thing is matter of taste, really.
And inking... well, that's slower on paper, but faster for digital paint buckets, if you know what i mean. ;)
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Totally...I go back and forth with the ink. I recently did a 150 paged manga all with contrast adjusted pencils. I tried inking first but my quill line was a bit too heavy for a manga look.

Of course with the sketch cards I have to ink...but I just use micron markers.
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I think both approaches are valid. Your composition in this version is tighter and more direct...definitely cleaner. But the older version is raw and passionate.

Both give a strong impact...just in different ways.
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betteo Dec 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
:bow: More facts!The second version was done in one week, the original during many months.
They even had different cooking times. :donut:
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Do you think this is more from the proficiency that comes from experience or the fact that the idea was already there for you?
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