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I know the borders may be a bit off, stupid Gimp didn't align them right. >T This looks a bit different than I had originally did it because I already had it all done and couldn't really change it back... XD But this is pretty much the process.1. This is my primary sketch... really... Primary.
2. This is the secondary sketch. I do more than one sketch because, well, I can. No no, I really do this to make details clearer so that I can do the lineart on top.
3. This is the final sketch. Here I made a lot of changes because honestly I came back to the picture after a long time.
4. Finally, I make the lineart. Lining is my least favorite part since there's really no shortcuts and it takes a while to finish.
5. I then lay down my flat colors. No much else to say here.
6. I begin shading the skin, fur, and hair first. Note that I put all of them in different folders to keep more organize. I also keep the lineart, color, and sketches all in different folders.
7. After this I shade in the clothes. Honestly I even put each article of clothing in different folders within the "Clothing" folder.
8. Last but surely not least, I begin to shade his eyes. Most of those who know me knows that I love to do the eyes. You can do plenty of fun stuff with eyes and just do almost whatever. I put a color overlay to add depth in the shadows of the eyes.
9. Then I add the shine to them and add effects to the lashes. Yes, my boys do look very girly, but trust me, I make sure to make girls' eyes look different from the boys. At least I hope
10. Now that I'm finished with shading the Cloud eater, I start on the background. He seems kinda strange just floating in midair.
11. So now I add the clouds for this bunny to eat. Even the cloud he's sitting on has a bite taken out of it. However he still seems to not fit in the scene.
12. I put a little white over him and blur it to make him blend more into the background. I also add a few wind effects and some hearts.
13. He's starting to blend in a little too much so I outline him with a blurred white border to make him pop more and look a bit dreamy. And with that, now I'm done.
This is the finished picture:
Hopefully you found this helpful or at least interesting. I really made it as a note to myself to remember my process, LOL. Art (c)Grace