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PRO TIPS FOR DIGITAL ARTS

These are few but essential tips that will help you at improving in your digital craft, be it Painting, Airbrushing, Digital Design or Photomanipulation:


IS YOUR ART COMPLETED?

:bulletblue: When you think you are done and ready to submit, you are actually not quite so. This means it's advisable to take few hours of rest before submitting in dA or call it completed, the next time you view your art with fresher sets of eyes you'll certainly see the work in a new light, from there you can spot areas for improvements; be it color correction, contrast value, touch ups and more painting.

Why is this happening?
When you view your artwork through extended period of time your eyes gets 'immune' at spotting errors; even the quickest of break from staring at the monitor allows the eyes to reset. The human eyes are great at adapting, it's natural that it accepts errors hence bypass them when exposed to it long enough. The longer you are away from the work the better.



HORIZONTAL FLIP CANVAS

:bulletblue: Frequently view your WIP in 'mirror view' with Horizontal Flip. This technique will reveal errors and mistakes that you can never spot in default view.
This technique has been used since the Renaissance period where painters view their artworks in the mirror while progressing at painting.

To do this in Photoshop: Image > Image Rotation > Flip Canvas Horizontal
It's advice that you create a 'one button' shortcut key for ease of use, I suggest using a key from F1 to F4 as it's the closest to the left hand since you'll be using this a lot

I've implemented this technique to the point I paint my artwork in both views equally. This constantly allow me to fix errors and see things in fresher view.

Out of all the digital arts 'secrets', this is one of the biggest game changer being that all spectrum of skill levels from Beginners to Pros will surely benefit from it. It's one of those things that doesn't sound prominent but greatly affect the outcome of your artwork when embraced.

Additionally, you have the advantage to work in reverse canvas when you flip it horizontally; this is useful when working with diagonal strokes that are usually difficult to draw (right handed) from bottom right to top left. When flipped it's feels natural to draw when it's from top right to bottom left.




THUMBNAIL VIEW MAGIC

:bulletblue: View your art in Thumbnail view every now and then while progressing during the work. This view will help you at summing up the general composition of the artwork as you progress; and most importantly, this is how your art is seen most of the time in dA or anywhere in the internet, so if you have an eye catching thumbnail, you'll invite more viewers to click on it.

In Photoshop, it reaps soo much benefit to have the Navigator Window enabled; this way you can work while assessing the composition, light and value without details distracting the judgment.



LIGHT! LIGHT! LIGHT!

:bulletblue: LET THERE BE LIGHT! When utilized properly, you can create focal points and direct the viewer's eyes towards that area. Light can also 'connect' your background and foreground and makes the mid-ground (usually the subject matter) blend in naturally and organically.



COMPLEMENT YOUR COLORS

:bulletblue: COMPLEMENTARY COLORS. Visit this helpful site for your color scheme guidance:

colorschemedesigner.com/

This will help you in making your colour choice in your art more harmonious.



USE THE COLOR BALANCE TOOL

:bulletblue: If you want to alter the colors of your painting then Color Balance is a fast and easy way to slightly or completely change the tones of your image. You can warm it up by upping the reds, or make it cooler with blues. Make a duplicate of your entire image and alter the Colour Balance as you see fit..



ALWAYS SAVE NEW FILES & BACK UP LAYERS

:bulletblue: Always save, that's the golden rule. It's so frustrating to lose something you're really happy with, and even more so to have someone tell you, "you should have saved!" The thing to do is to save as a new file intermittently. Try to develop a numbering system that makes sense and is easy to remember.

It can be useful to keep the layers in case of emergency. If you really need to flatten the whole painting or merge most of the layers, then make a backup copy of the .psd file with the layers intact. It might save you a lot of time down the road later on especially when you have to make major changes

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Eddy-Shinjuku
Eddy Shinjuku
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Malaysia
Self-taught contemporary fanartist [Video Games and Semi-Realism Manga]

Always in pursuit at blending styles that bridge the worlds between Western and Eastern.
This philosophy sets on a course of it's own which encourages true freedom to exhibit a wide spectrum of styles; ranging from semi-realistic manga art, environment concept art, to video games promo art.


Artist Status:
:bulletgreen: Freelancing.
- Personal Commission.
- Commercial: On 'work-for-hire' basis, meaning involving commercially but without legal ties.

Contact:
:bulletgreen: Drop a Note here or reach me at shinjuku.district@gmail.com for personal commission and commercial freelance service.

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Vesudah: Archangel of the Infinite by Eddy-Shinjuku
Vesudah: Archangel of the Infinite
A collaboration artwork with JacobLarenArt

soulseraph.com

ALL CONTENT & CONCEPTS COPYRIGHT © 2016 Jacob Laren & Soul Seraph, LLC
"Dreadsteel" COPYRIGHT © 2016 Jacob Laren & Soul Seraph, LLC

The three Archon titles are in production and will be released simultaneously!
• Archon: The Serpent, The Seraph & The Shadow (Novel #1)
• Archon: The Angels of Sanctum (Novel #2)
• The Angels of Archon: An Art Book (Full Color Art Book)
Other Wallpaper artwork:
FALLOUT 4 Wallpaper by Eddy-ShinjukuNOVA - STARCRAFT II Wallpaper Art by Eddy-ShinjukuBright Eyes Full Art - Nanogyn by Eddy-ShinjukuDungeons and Dragons: Antheia'AnRaza by Eddy-ShinjukuGuild Wars 2 Necromancer - OC Commission by Eddy-Shinjuku

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Tokyo Protocol 34 by Eddy-Shinjuku
Tokyo Protocol 34
A mwangha wallpaper art (1980x1080) every now and then (*^▽^)/ 

Here is a "tutorial" if you wonder how I render semi-realistic manga faces, hope it helps:
Saber Fate Stay Night - Steps by Eddy-Shinjuku

Kindly check out my other manga artworks, TQ!
MiKASA ACKERMAN - Shingeki no Kyojin by Eddy-ShinjukuKakashi Sensei - Naruto Shippuden by Eddy-Shinjuku
Tenten - Naruto Shippuden by Eddy-ShinjukuKILLA MOVES RYUKO - Kill La Kill by Eddy-Shinjuku
 
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Who I Seek I Am by Eddy-Shinjuku
Who I Seek I Am
In collaboration with:
Jacoblarenart.deviantart.com

soulseraph.com

Related artwork:
'The Archon' Archangel Concept by Eddy-Shinjuku

ALL CONTENT & CONCEPTS COPYRIGHT © 2016 Jacob Laren & Soul Seraph, LLC
"Dreadsteel" COPYRIGHT © 2016 Jacob Laren & Soul Seraph, LLC

The three Archon titles are in production and will be released simultaneously!
• Archon: The Serpent, The Seraph & The Shadow (Novel #1)
• Archon: The Angels of Sanctum (Novel #2)
• The Angels of Archon: An Art Book (Full Color Art Book)
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ADELiSE - Guild Wars 2 Commission by Eddy-Shinjuku
ADELiSE - Guild Wars 2 Commission
In-game Guild Wars 2 Original Character Commission created for BlueDyes 

Another GW2 (Necromancer) related commission:
Guild Wars 2 Necromancer - OC Commission by Eddy-Shinjuku

Reach me out at my email addy shinjuku.district@gmail.com if you are interested in bringing life into artfrom to your in-game character, many thanks!
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for being so kind to watch me. I hope you'll enjoy my future artwork :)
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
good to see you back uploading pieces man :)
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's time to rise back from the ashes - Q4 2016 is a lovely time of the year  B-) (Cool) 

Awesome to see you've developed big time bro! Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Delicious-Daily Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
I see you understand my plight, come, let us jog in silly fashion towards our destinies.

Clarity of goals.... clarity... of mind!
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NicolaHynes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Found you on one of my fave songs on Sheepy's YT channel :D Amazing artwork!!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Be Together (feat. Wild Belle) aight? I am a dummy!

Thanks for dropping by and the big ups, any support fuels my engine towards generating more artworks!

Cheers!
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NicolaHynes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep;) That art piece is also currently my desktop background :D Keep creating more! Keep up the amazing work!! xD
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