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November 10, 2006
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Progress of Prac Castle by mayshing Progress of Prac Castle by mayshing
For my long time DA pal, supporter and fan, :iconladre:

The progress for: [link]
Medium: Corel painter 9, mainly dry brush and soft blender brush, and eraser. Painter makes it easy to blend colors.

The whole piece only looks complicated because of how many shapes are involved, the lighting and details. Overall, it's actually a very simple piece, great for foundation study.

You can try to copy it if you want to. I dare you~ lol~
You can find a large copy of the original here: [link]

It's a piece that deals with 3 point perspective, central focus, no twist and turn... I learned a GREAT DEAL about the lighting effects from it, majority of the piece deal with BASIC SHAPES UNDER THE SUN LIGHT AND SKY LIGHT.

To sum it up, it's like drawing a bunch of plastic boxs, cones, and shapes on top of one another.... if it's not for the colors... it's only tedious work. :faint:

Seriously... this piece has no secret, but yes it's hard to do, where is it hard?
The amount of time I have to take.

I practically just take most of the reference from the original artist... so... I can not take credit for the colors or most of the composition, except a few of my own touches.

I think the original artist spent about 50 hour to 80 hours on it... I only spent 35-45 hours, probably just half of the efford from the original.
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kicunghartono Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
wauw ! unbelievable !
ultranic-comics Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
You painted this from scratch?

Starkamus-Prime Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Although you did spend about half the time, it still looks good. Was this just for practice, or some sort of challenge?
mayshing Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Professional Filmographer
both for practice and challenge.
M1NAM1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Somehow it feels like you sculpted it out of those blue and green blobs you started with. :D

I hated learning 3-pt. perspective... :shakefist:
dreamscape-spaz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
OMG this really helps. Thankyouthankyouthankyou! ^_^
erin5000 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
wow! thats some great progress...I mean I couldn't do that much in like what...a week?
Ladre Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaah thanks Mayshing!! It's very helpful just to see where you started, and how you layed out the colors <3 Thanks for posting it!!
Shintei-chan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire your patience
DarkSlytherin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. The steps on how this is done is fantastic.
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