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Step by Step - The Dark Knight by Wulfsbane Step by Step - The Dark Knight by Wulfsbane
Just wanted to share a little insight into what my picture went through from the start. Below are the technical details:

- Photoshop CS3
- Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (6x8)
- Original size and rez was at 2049 x 2774, 200 pixels/inch
- Primarily painted with a customized Charcoal Brush
- References were used
- Didn't keep track of time I'm afraid. Worked on this for many random days in a week between other drawings

If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them :)

Thanks for looking.
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Tigrshark Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Student
beautiful work! a great step by step too!

what was the brush you used for the first sketch?
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, there. Thanks for all the comments. Sorry for being slow in getting back to you.

You asked what brush I used for the first sketch for my Dark Knight tribute. Well, it's nothing really fancy, it's Photoshop's default hard round (toggled between white and black). The poor jpeg conversion I think was what made it look soft, though.
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AbKi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Artist
Very kind of you to put this up!

I will try using overlay layers next time I paint. =)
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WalkerSister Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
I love it when people post tutorials. Thanks for sharing!
Just a question: why do you use a noise filter?
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply.

It's just a little habit I like to get into when finalizing a finished piece. I like to think of it as a quiet way of eliminating the flawless digital feel of a picture that was done digitally. Even a perfect blank sheet of paper is not without some flaws if you look hard enough.
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AtlantaJones Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of tutorial is extremely helpful. I see a lot of speed painting videos on YouTube, and the one thing I wished they'd do is slow down and explain what they're doing, what brush they're using, WHY they're doing this or that, etc.

I'd gladly pay for videos like that. Great work.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh there are definitely a lot of great video tutorials like that (of course most aren't free). You should check out videos from The Gnomon Workshop in case you haven't heard of those.
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AtlantaJones Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No I hadn't heard of those, but it looks like there's some amazing stuff there. Any you'd recommend as a starter?
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well, if I had to choose which one to get first I'd start going through the By Instructors section and look up specific familiar artists name whose work I've admired and want to emulate. My advice is to look for those who reveal how they start a drawing on paper first before moving on to Photoshop. It really depends on you though and what style you want to achieve.
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schwarzeeis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome !!! this rocks ! keep up the great work.
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Hells-Blood Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Woah, I am so jealous little bro'! Your art blows my mind every time I see it.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
And there's more on the way :D
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
appreciate it
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice one!:D
do u always start your work from BnW?
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yup always :D Quickest way for me to read values and all that.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i see. i try that way. but it always comes out too dark. so only when doing really dark arts would i use that way.:P
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, I tend to do a lot of dark arts often anyway ;P
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ok sweet!:D
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Madkill Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It's perfect. :D
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Shashi05 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist
Great job, I forgot to comment on the original picture and just favourited it heh. Thanks for posting this, I love seeing the process artists go through.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's cool, I'm guilty of hit'n runs myself :XD:
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Midgard999 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist
cool one, enjoyed readin n checkin this one out =]
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Music---my-lifeblood Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
It went all liney!
ACK!
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alicexz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love looking at process work since I just got my first tablet a couple of days ago, thanks for posting this. Great movie and really great art piece...! I'm super impressed with the rendering of Batman's armor; it looks so shiny and life-like. :)
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dark stuff, like Batman's suit, tends to be easier to add shines to than say on a human skin :) If you can shade in grayscale and use white to add highlights with then you're on your way.
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NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Wonderful work! Keep it up c:
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