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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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Sonion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Do you mind if I ask your technique for drawing and finishing?
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betteo Featured By Owner 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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Sonion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
No lightbox for clean up?
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betteo Featured By Owner 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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Sonion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
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 Featured By Owner 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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Sonion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
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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Sonion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
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 Featured By Owner 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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Sonion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
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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