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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.




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
エディ シンジュク
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Malaysia
Freelance Digital Artist [Video Games, 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: Open for 2018
:bulletgreen: Personal Commission.
:bulletgreen: Commercial Commission.

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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It appears dA's algorithm is under the weather lately, to be frank, broken. It's like as if the 'Fair Exposure' bot has become sentient, and suspected to be under influence of the 4:20 variety perhaps. Ignoring the view/fav count.
Professional artworks that regularly takes residence in the top spot has lost it's place overnight. Even long time veteran dA artists aren't spared this treatment.

I want to see professional artworks for daily inspiration, but that requires endless amount of scrolling.
Finding them between 'remarkable' artworks very often - I guess feet, bobs and veganas will do for now.

Hoping tis just a temporary glitch.
<rant off>
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ACTIVITY:
Thanks all for commenting and taking the time to support and view my humble artwork!
I've read every comments and you guys really gave me the reason to pursue further into art, AND still sticking loyally to Deviantart as my main hub.

Most of my colleagues and fellow artists are making camp at Artstation. My clientele consist most of the good folks here who seeks personal commissions, dA is always the best to meet everyone. So I'm not leaving anytime soon, in fact will make permanent resident as long as dA treats their artists fairly.

I may be appear inactive but I have been working daily, checking Deviantart every 3-4 hours, just can't submit those sweet NDA artworks at the moment, until further notice of course.

FANART:
I've started my profile with loads of fanarts in the beginning, I'm guilty of not making more of these lately, it's like everyone is all about Overwatch right now. And Patreon.
Leave a comment if you want to see more of this from me (suggestions is welcomed) or you are happy with seeing personal commissions (it's from you guys anyway) on a steady basis.

Reporting out

Thanks again, and much regards! 

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:iconcatalin-ad:
catalin-ad Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you for the trade!
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mADnieR-cO Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the trade.
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Froststrike5829 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Oh my gawd! This is all so AMAZING! I LOVE it ALL!
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SolarisVII Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
Awesome stuff! Are you still taking commissions?
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Much gratitude!
I'm free in mid-ish Summer, send me the details at my Gmail, we'll see how things pan out from there, thanks again!
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DamonGDW Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your work!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the support, much appreciated that!
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ToomassArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
Great gallery!Awesome characters!:)
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banhmichammuoivung Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi!My name is Cam Tu and i am a 15 years old girl.If you want to talk with me,send  a note.If you like my gallery,watch me.La la la la 
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HoshimiHime Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous art!
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