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MDG Schatten by CGVickers MDG Schatten by CGVickers
I'm often asked if this image is rendered which I take as a compliment as this was the first mech I ever shaded in photoshop. I didn't know what I was doing so I tried a few of my own techniques and was quite happy with the results. It took a while and I always whish I did more or did it a little different so I may post a revision in future.
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Veratai Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
 '~' i just see a tiny green blur of a picture that barely 3 cm big.. or so..
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Guncannon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
lol, I can see why they think it's rendered :headbang:
this is great!
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MaddWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Mech in the front and logo or design in th BG, concept.
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smashleigh Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Cool shoulderpad glowiness. I love the fine detail on the hands and fingers. It is so pretty. I wish I had some scerrick of artistic talent so I could dream of one day doing something that pales in comparison to this.
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CGVickers Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Ok, like I think thats the best compliment I've ever recieved. Thank you. The colouring was experimental and I thank you for your coment on the hands. I love detail and sadly it's usually hidden or missed. I usually draw one hand ond the other is hidden behind a shield or a weapon of some sort but these last few designs were done trying to get over what I usually avoid and see if I can ctually do it.
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philby Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours are extremely smooth. I did wonder if it was a 3D render for a moment :D Excellent shading, especially for your first go in photoshop. I've tried soft shading in photoshop before, and it was nothing like this good. Any tips? =P

Good work, keep it up :)
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CGVickers Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
Id probably say patience and experiment. Though there are many layers there were only two real shading techniques I used. I first used the gradient tool to bring subtle shape to each part. After that, it was a series of brush tool layers at various transparencies so that I could play a little. The main key is deciding the colour because light reflects of various surfaces and colours in so many ways. I can go into more detail if you want but I think the key is colour and subtlety : )
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philby Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I use gradients before the actual shadow too. Then I just put cel-shading on. Shadows look okay that way, but it's hard to get highlights right.
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