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My Process for Characters : joker 1 of 2 by orochi-spawn My Process for Characters : joker 1 of 2 by orochi-spawn
So this is how I start a character piece.

1 - rough sketch of figure making sure proportions are all correct.

2-rough out design, clothes, accessories etc...

3-get reference. Some artists usually do this before they start drawing but i found that my drawing would be influenced by the reference rather then my design influence what reference I get. I am only now starting to use reference and my work has taking a huge leap forward in looking a lot better

4- Detail line art of character and designs.

5 - close up showing how I use line weight (different thicknesses of lines to make the line drawing more interesting. Line art changed my sketching forever. I Can't even tell you how terrible my sketches looked before I knew about it. 

I always give myself a little story to help ground my design decision so this Joker is from a post-apocalyptic future where resources are scarce and you need to make do with everything that you find... 

A simple story like this will explain why he is wearing different knee pads and why his clothes are so tattered... In the rendering I will push this idea further  

Hope this helps.

Part 2 will be the colouring of this image.
Will post that sometime next week
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justjamesjnr Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2015
what brush did you use or what brush settings for the refined lines on this piece by the way love this piece by far my favorite on the whole because of the process and how you only used 3 brushes.
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
To sketch was just the standard round brush with transfer put off and on shape dynamics on and minimum diameter set to zero... size jitter set to pen pressure... I hope that helps :)
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justjamesjnr Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2015
Yes that helped a lot thanks you :)  i want to learn using simple brushes and your joker piece is my go to inspiration 
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PLATIUN Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
this concept is Just AWESOME
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot
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Nicetti Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very informative.  Thanks!
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it helped 
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AirMonstrosity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
awesome
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Selenium79 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I'm speechless. What a great work !
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you so much
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simplesurf7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
very interesting! I'm wondering about  the back-story for the belt buckle...
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha...who knows...
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the belt buckle
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orochi-spawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :D
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