Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Hotsprings walkthrough by griffsnuff Hotsprings walkthrough by griffsnuff
Saved some steps from this ^^

1 layer used (not including sketchy lines )

Hotsprings by griffsnuff
Characters belong to MelissaR1
Add a Comment:
 
:iconf0rest-frights:
F0REST-FRIGHTS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this tutorial is very helpful, thanks for posting it!
Reply
:iconbacklash91:
Backlash91 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
did you use photoshop for this or sai?
Reply
:iconyesterday-torrey:
Yesterday-Torrey Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful
Reply
:iconfaithleafcat:
FaithLeafCat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for posting the tutorial! Very helpful! :D
Reply
:iconcriminalspirit:
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful how you just slap down colors and refine it, there is so much depth in your work! ^^
Reply
:icondubst3p-sh4ymin:
DUBST3P-SH4YMIN Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what brush do you use? o:
Reply
:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there! I look at your work regulary and there are some really brilliants and fresh paintings here!

Just one question: do you plan something before the first step? I mean even if the strokes seem messy, all the scene is already set. Do you make sketches before that or is it pure inspiration (which were if it's the case purely unfair lol)
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thanks!

I usually just draw random things, but the artist requesting this told me they wanted a hotspring scene with birds.
Reply
:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well ok, but for this one, did you plan something before placing the elements or did it come by itself? :D I'm sorry to stress that point because I notice how important it is to set an image well so that it becomes captivating! I try to improve my images but I have to do lots of small sketches before finding a pleasant setting.
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It comes by itself ^^ when you have a good visual library stuff like this usually comes by themselves. Its also good to know basic art theory, which also just goes on automode as you  paint.
Reply
:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, thanks for the answer. Btw your tutorials are always very pleasant to show, because there are simple and efficient.
So Let me wish you a happy holiday and all the best for what's to come!
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
:D im glad!
Reply
:iconphlavours:
phlavours Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Sorry to ask but wow on one layer is really amazing! I have to use layer modes for lighting and shading when I paint. How do you go about choosing colours for light and shades?
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
color theory x3
Reply
:icongreatnini:
Greatnini Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I scrolled from top to bottom and I think "Yes...okay..yes...well.." and than the last step I looked like this -> :eyepopping:O_o: :wow: (because I saw this before the completed pic) But very nice to see how you work :D I must try this way in the holidays...I hope it would work :D :aww:
Reply
:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol

Just draw lines/shapes

Add refinement

Done!!
Reply
:iconhypercatzz:
Hypercatzz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your icon dances perfectly with my music x3
Reply
:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool step by step progress displayed
Reply
:iconmakkon:
Makkon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad that you excluded all of the steps for the last one, because those aren't as important as the initial work. it's the 80/20 rule. Any steps after those first few, besides the final, are not helpful to most aspiring artists, their problems lie within the first moments of a painting.
Reply
:iconlisagreywood:
LisaGreywood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love seeing these progress shots. I'm curious how many layers you used, and what things were on what layers.
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
1 layer
Reply
:iconlisagreywood:
LisaGreywood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o Impressive!
Reply
:iconmrthesaurus:
MrThesaurus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just wondering how you came up with the initial idea in the first place. How do you plot out these scenes? o:
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
person in the description wanted their charasters in a hotspring surrounded by tropical birds x3
Reply
:iconmrthesaurus:
MrThesaurus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I didn't realize that it was a commission. xD
Sorry about that.
Reply
:iconyoung-rain:
young-rain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so do you use brush or pen or something else?
Reply
:iconwings-of-chaos:
Wings-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
~w
love seeing these. I always try after i see them -- even though i often rage quit...
Reply
:iconsarukinto:
Sarukinto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. is all ican say.
Reply
:iconutriv:
utriv Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Great walkthrough!
Reply
:iconutriv:
utriv Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Awesome!  I love it!   
Reply
:iconbleedinggarters:
bleedinggarters Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I think it's so great that you create walkthroughs like this, to show us how you do it and help us out a bit! ^_^
Reply
:iconthexmissingxspiral:
ThexMissingxSpiral Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
holy hell! how can you tell whats going on in the first image? lol
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Because I have the image in my head xD
Reply
:iconthexmissingxspiral:
ThexMissingxSpiral Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh ok XD
Reply
:iconcolourful-prismafire:
Colourful-Prismafire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly have to say, you are one of my favourite artists. The attention and detail you place in your art is fantastic. The colours are so vibrant and lighting is placed in the most accurate spots that it gives feeling and depth. You inspire me and make me want to be a better artist.
Ahh, great job! :'D keep up the great work snuffs
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thank you so much :'D
Reply
:iconcolourful-prismafire:
Colourful-Prismafire Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :'3
Reply
:iconkiwipikachu:
KiwiPikachu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome. It's a great reference for when I do backgrounds like this. 
Reply
:iconsaphushia:
saphushia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how many layers do you use for stuff like this?
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
1
Reply
:iconkinla:
Kinla Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I cant get past the fact you can do all this on one layer ;w;
Reply
:iconkilarueko:
Kilarueko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make it look so easy? ;-; Even tho i can't draw like that x'D
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Better visuall library = Easier to do
Reply
:iconkilarueko:
Kilarueko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah i know :/ but i dont really know how to do realisctic stuff so its harder for meh x'D
Reply
:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
that is why you practice and learn the theories in each of the art cathegories.
Reply
:iconkilarueko:
Kilarueko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup
Reply
:iconnightglitch:
NightGlitch Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Why do you make it look so easy? :meow: xD
Reply
:iconsillydoo:
SillyDoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wouuu, that's pretty cool D: I would like to make easily some speed painting just like you
Reply
:icontsukiyami-foxclaw:
Tsukiyami-Foxclaw Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
It looks so easy >.<
Reply
:iconrookie141:
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how the fuck can you make such a nice picture out of such a random mess? xD
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 16, 2013
Image Size
2.6 MB
Resolution
600×5627
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
18,351 (3 today)
Favourites
1,804 (who?)
Comments
63
×