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Hellboy Process by Firebrander Hellboy Process by Firebrander
Hello guys! well first of all, what you have to know is that this image Is NOT A TUTORIAL at all! Also is NO WAY A SPEED PAINT. it took me about 14 to 16 hours to finish it.  this is just some sort of process to record how I work and to kind of show you how I accomplished that.

There are many (way to many) tutorials on the internet, most of them are very useful :D so making another one by me will have no sense, especially if I'm still learning what I'm doing and how to work.

So this are basically the tutorials I used for this piece. hope there are useful for you to :la:

Ok, first you have to check this out: 
Exercise 12: Halloween Shape Challenge Results by ConceptCookie what is this? this is one of the best exercises you can do to help your imagination flow! As you can see on the first frame of my image it's how everything started, with a shape :) so make sure you give it a try!

Then, when the shape's done I start adding rough colors. start with the base color, then go dark with two or even three tones of the base color, and do the same for bright tones so you can start blend.

Now, there used to be a very cool tutorial here at DA about blending colors in Photoshop, It was a video I saw about 4 years ago and It totally blew my mind and change my way of painting forever! now I cannot find it any more :( and I don't know who made it, but here's a video that explains the basics of that tutorial, it's mostly  the same idea and method of how to blend colors, only brush and no smudge tool, (smudge tool  bad!): Color blending That's how I blend colors in Photoshop.

Now I always have trouble doing noses and shading them, so here's one very useful for that! :D    Nose Tutorial Resource by ConceptCookie 

For the hair I took a look at this two, even this one is for Sai it works the same on Photoshop with the right brush:Easy HAIR tutorial by ryky 
And this is one is nice to if you are looking to make some cool beard and have a lot of patience:

For the stone and cracky texture I recurred to this ones over here, I didn't do it exactly as a stone texture like the tutorial, but I got the idea from it :) Texture Tuesday: Rock Tutorial by jakkalwolf  

And for the Cigarette I used a reference of a real cigar and this two, one for the fire and one for the smoke :D     smoke   Creating smoke in Photoshop by chewymonkey       

Hope you like it, and I hope all this tutorials are useful to you as they were for me!

You can see the full piece right here! Hellboy by Firebrander
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LiltingMoone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beyond beautiful! Simply amazing work!
Firebrander Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much! :D
LiltingMoone Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're always welcome!
JakkalWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! Glad the tutorial was a little helpful!
Firebrander Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
of course it was helpful! thanks :D I was going to notify you that I featured it here but now you saw it so we are ok xD 
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