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The -Painty Style- Tutorial by ehbi The -Painty Style- Tutorial by ehbi
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What is overpainting?
Overpainting is when you paint over your sketch, instead of using lineart and coloring inside the lines! Here are some great tutorials on overpainting!
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How do I use adjustment layers?
These tutorials explain adjustment layers better than I ever could!
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The tutorial is very informative, and easy to follow.

The actual artwork (I assume that's what you want the most critique on):

I really like the atmosphere of this work. The emotion that it inspires. It does look like her little mousy ear is what's causing the light behind her though... I'm not sure if you meant to do that, or if it was an accident. It doesn't take away from the artwork though, and I always notice things that other people don't. (maybe I'm crazy?)

The cat paw in the background, the motion in the picture... I can almost see the cat peeking it's giant head around the corner, focusing its huge, dialated, eyes on Maichan... And then Pedobear grabs her and runs away... (sorry, that image of pedobear in the tutorial won't leave my mind... ^^; )

Overall, great work, wonderful details, awesome tutorial! Super cute character too! Now that I think about it, I guess the light could be shining through her ear. I would have added a little more shadow in there for depth though. Still a great piece as-is.

I'm not really great at the layout compositions yet, I still need a class for that... And probably three more years of design classes before I can give a legitimate critique... Sorry if I sound like an amateur. It's just my opinion, you can ignore it if you think I'm wrong about any of it. I'm far from professional.

Overall:

Vision: Mouse running from cat is a classic, but you made it your own in this piece. You've also made me cheer for Maichan, as well as feel that "oh no!" feeling. (yeah, cuz I really feel feeling... I'm shutting up now)

Originality: I've never seen anything like it, or thought of anything like it, so to me this is a completely original idea.

Technique: Flawless, aside from me noticing that ear... That's the only reason that I didn't give you a full 5 star on technique. Otherwise... Well, you get the idea.

Impact: I started feeling anxious, excited, and worried for Maichan. I imagined what could happen next. I could practically see that cat rounding the corner in the next second. I'd say its one of the most impactful works I've seen since the contest that asked to see what was hiding under the bed, in the closet, or in the basement. It doesn't inspire total fear though, so I like it better. Mixed emotions are more impactful than solid single emotions.
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pinkeshyrose Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What program are you using? From the looks of it its photoshop but I hope its paintool sai. 
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fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really interesting. I never thought to paint the values in greyscale then go back and add the color in.
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WitchOfStories Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PedoBear!! XDDDD
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, Thank You!

Maichan is so cute! And Pedobear... :stab: C'mere, lil bear!


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AkariMarco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! I'm going to use this technique! :D
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harukakun Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpedobearplz:
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kmizuno Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! Thanks!
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Strawberry-Water Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
thank you! I've learned something new ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ
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guilleelbardo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing tutorial! But please can you tell my how you painted pedobear at the very end?  hahaha ;) Great work!
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:wave: hi there!
Your tutorial has been featured in my weekly journal: Tutorial Tuesday #11!
I'd love if you could come take a look, and support your fellow tutorial writers through comments :la:
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captaincabri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thanks a lot, very instructive :)
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Athenation Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good job! But next time can you describe what program you are using ?
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I... don't really get what the sparkledesu part is, cuz I work on SAI and Colors 3D. =u="
Like, soft light? What even? Ahhhh--
End result is nice, though!

I've greyscale-painted all of... one time. Eh heh. Guess I should practice more, it would save me a lot of time fiddling with colors and value at the same time, huh? ^^;

also Pedobear freaking killed me when I finally noticed him, pffft
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OdinsTrepidation Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen greyscale layers done BEFORE coloring! AWESOME tip!
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blackbloomsred Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh man!!!
Being a complete n00b to the whol digital art scene...i NEVER would have thoughg about the grayscale layer for the value then painting over it!

i will check out ur tutorials layter, but what is the difference between using overlay vs multiply?
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MuffinzxO Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial!!! :D
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Annie--chan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty *w*
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TheGreatLordArugi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconpedoseriousplz: Cmere lil girl~

Gotta love that~
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honeystraws Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the lesson. This helped me a lot. 
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MasharaBB Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial!
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sakuracutie01 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
what software do you use.

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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is photoshop! But sometimes I use SAI or CLIP Studio!~
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Miss-Macaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked the painting process you used and the finished work was adorable :D
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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ChaoticDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how about no
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DriftinDream Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH this really Really helps me :)) a great lesson and explaination
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome! I'm glad to help!
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DriftinDream Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
besides that the drawing within the tutorial had this pixar feel to it which is just adorable ^__^
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Jaciopara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use SAI or photoshop for this? *o*
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is photoshop! SAI doesn't have color balance and vibrance, but you can still do hue/saturation and overlay layers, I believe!
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Jaciopara Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*o*
Did you just use the basic PS brushes, or customs??
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szmelonseed Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
toally agree with you
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MayomiCCz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOLZ THAT PEDO BEAR!! What's he doin' in her hole? XD
Lolz, this is awesome tutorial~
I must learn how to paint like yoooooouuuussss~
You have such a way with colours as well~
I lovezzzz!~
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
rofl your style is so amazing OTL OTL I wish I could draw like you!
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MayomiCCz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nuuuu, I wish I could draw and paint like yoooou~
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roxaswantsacupcake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks for this, and for linking to the great resources!
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!!
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Poptartlolol Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I don't know who's more of a threat? The kitty cat or Mr. Pedo Bear.... 

Wonderful job on the tutorial!! A wonderful balance of humor and srs. I hope it can be super useful to me and many others. 
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darkbubblepop09 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks so much for the tut!!
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xiuemi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks so much for the tutorial! <333
I definitely need to give this a try sometime. *^*
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marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tHANK MAN~
I've been wondering how to use the Overlay layer since forever :love:
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ATEL1ER Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, you've introduced me to a whole new techique..I've always wondered what it was used for, that tricky layer.. * ^ *
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bubblesmeow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
THANK YOU 
YOU'RE A CUTIE ♥
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ehbi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem!~~ :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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