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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



Tips are courtesy of ImagineFX, do visit their forum and check out the magazine, TQ

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Eddy-Shinjuku
EDDY SHINJUKU
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Malaysia
Self-taught contemporary fanartist [Video Games and Semi-Realism Manga]
In pursuit at finding a style that bridges the worlds between Western and Japanese concepts. This philosophy keeps me on my toes and encourages true freedom to produce a wide range of arts, ranging from anime, comics, and to video games.

Artist Status:
:bulletgreen: Active Deviantart Commisionist. Dedicated most of my time within this community.
:bulletgreen: Freelancing. 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 commission and freelance service.

2014 COMMISSION CORNER: OPEN!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:39 PM
UPDATED BY February 2014

DO YOU HAVE YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN MIND? HOW ABOUT YOUR OCs? BOOK COVER ART? 

If you have a project for me, send a Note here in Deviantart or drop a message at shinjuku.district@gmail.com. We'll have a nice chat and work things out. 


I'm trying to build up the profile and starting if off by offering affordable commissioned arts and prioritize on Original Characters.
Promoting them in this experimental pseudo-3D style that I've been working on. 

Basically taking:

1. Semi-Realism ANIME or Gaming OC. 

For example a character created in roleplaying games, fanfic characters or the very character that is born within your imagination. 
You really want to breath life to them to share a part of yourself materialized from the confine of your mind into a form of an artwork.

2. GAMING FANART. 

Want more than the official gaming promo art?

3. BOOK COVERS based on original literature, video games and anime.

Require an illustration for your literature and fan-fiction?

4. REAL LIFE PERSON in Gaming /Sci-Fi/ Fantasy environments. 

Great for Cosplayers who wants to be depict in the game or anime universe.


P R I C E S

THE PRICE RATES SHOWN BELOW ARE FOR REFERENCE AND NON-COMMERCIAL, FOR DEVIANTS OF DEVIANTART BY A DEVIANTARTIST. 
SEND ME A NOTE WITH YOUR IDEAS, CONCEPTS AND VISIONS, THE EXACT RATE WILL BE DISCUSSED THERE. PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL.


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ORIGINAL CHARACTER: FANTASY & SCI-FI 

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Elaborate planning and detailed discussions with me to bring the character to life in the best quality I can offer. High-resolution over 4000x pixels 300dpi, high distribution of details, 
optional detailed background + others.

 A) BUST-UP PORTRAIT: USD90 ~ USD135++


Dungeons and Dragons: Credence by Eddy-ShinjukuDungeons and Dragons: Antheia'AnRaza by Eddy-Shinjuku
RYDER MIYAMOTO - Bleach OC by Eddy-Shinjuku

B) HALF to FULL BODY: USD120 ~ USD185++


SYNESTRA - DC Universe by Eddy-ShinjukuBRIGHT EYES by Eddy-Shinjuku
A O K I (Concept Character) by Eddy-ShinjukuWorld of Warcraft - Aeradrith by Eddy-ShinjukuR O C K A T (Concept character) by Eddy-Shinjuku
S H A L A - Mass Effect OC by Eddy-ShinjukuBallad of the Emerald Bard by Eddy-ShinjukuK E R R I L A N D R A by Eddy-Shinjuku
WiTCH BARD ZAYLA (OC Commission) by Eddy-ShinjukuDungeons and Dragons: Credence II by Eddy-ShinjukuX I U by Eddy-Shinjuku




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 --SEMI REALISM MANGA AND ANIME:

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Based on my art style, the artwork adhere closely to the anime characters. Optional detailed background from Basic, Moderate to Complex.

 HALF to FULL BODY: USD100 ~ USD170++

VOCALOID UNIT 01: Ascension Miku by Eddy-ShinjukuTenten - Naruto Shippuden by Eddy-Shinjuku
Kakashi Sensei - Naruto Shippuden by Eddy-Shinjuku
KILLA MOVES RYUKO - Kill La Kill by Eddy-Shinjuku


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-- GAMING CHARACTER:

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Elaborate planning and detailed discussions with me to bring the character to life in the best quality I can offer. High-resolution over 4000x pixels 300dpi, high distribution of details, 
optional detailed background + others.

A) BUST-UP PORTRAIT: USD90 ~ USD120++

FINAL HOURS - Mass Effect by Eddy-ShinjukuJiNX: Bang Bang Galore - League of Legends by Eddy-Shinjuku
Little Fangirl Lightning - Final Fantasy by Eddy-ShinjukuThe Last Of Us: Ellie Realism Concept by Eddy-Shinjuku

 B) 1/2 to FULL BODY: USD120 ~ USD170++

SAMUS: I Can See You - Metroid by Eddy-ShinjukuTIFA: Phoenix Down - Final Fantasy VII by Eddy-Shinjuku
TAKI OF WAR - Soul Calibur by Eddy-Shinjuku
AURON: Masamune - Final Fantasy X by Eddy-ShinjukuFreedom Run - BiOSHOCK INFINiTE by Eddy-ShinjukuMECHROMANCER GAIGE: Having a Blast by Eddy-ShinjukuARIA: Taking Back What Is Mine - Mass Effect 3 by Eddy-ShinjukuPUPPET ZELDA: Suspended Animation by Eddy-Shinjuku



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:iconbattlefairies:
Welcome, and thank you for joining :iconforgotten-realms-fc:! Your work is sublime; we're happy and lucky to have you...!
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Fil-Kearney 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thx for the "PRO TIPS FOR DIGITAL ARTS" blurbs from IFX.  Good advice is good. :)
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:iconred-demon1309:
thx for the llama Clap Clap 
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:iconj352:
J352 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would be cool to see something from Game of Thrones. Just a suggestion :)
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:icondaaad:
Really impressive gallery. I just discovered you today, and i gotta say i am very impressed. I really love the level of detail you put into each and every piece you make. This site still keeps amazing me what people are capable of. All i can draw is a stick figure :P
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Zanktus 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great gallery, keep it up!
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199592 6 days ago  Student
Do you take Points ?? 
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:iconanimejmanagaj:
OMGGG you are my idol for ever!!!!! :OOOOOOOOOOOOO
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KseniyaLisyanskaya Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
a great conceptClap 
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:iconpsp47:
doreishounen.deviantart.com/ar…

This dude stole your work and is saying it's his.
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