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Zorbius Departs by virgiliArt Zorbius Departs by virgiliArt
Almost a month of drawing in my spare time. I started with a pencil and paper sketch, scanned it and did the "inks" in various layers in Sketchbook Pro. The black and white image consisted of three layers: one foreground protagonist, one for the layers of smoke, and one for the dragon. Once I had the black and white settled I swapped to Photoshop Expressions. I flattened the image, set it to multiply, and painted into layers underneath it. The background was a merged combination of gradients and color adjustments, set to lighten/darken/color overlay.

I'm pretty pleased with the final image! There's still room for improvement, but I'm happy with the freedom Sketchbook gives me to convert pencil sketches into finished black and white images.

Oh, and all characters, plots and names referred to here are copyrighted.
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Tinokel Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Lol, I actually know a guy somewhere who's been using "Zorbius" as his online nick for a couple of years :P
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Kiarrens Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I can haz hi-res water-mark-less image with which to print pretty large image to hang in room? Hmmm? :D

(You can sign it the next time you come visit me, dork!)
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virgiliArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A high res file will be sliding towards you down the ethereal pneumo-tubes of the internet... riiiiight about.... now.
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