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TUTORIAL 3: Overpainting and Finishing by juuhanna TUTORIAL 3: Overpainting and Finishing by juuhanna
Here's FINALLY the last part of my painting-tutorial series! I tried to show the extent of overpainting I do when finishing a piece - not everything has to be painted over! Just find the raw spots and cover them using a new layer, it's quite simple really. :)
I hope this series has been helpful, and as always: please ask any questions you might have! I'll do my best to answer!
Painted with Photoshop.

TUTORIAL 1: Building the Form


TUTORIAL 2: Adding Colors


FINISHED PAINTING:

The original lineart was drawn by the talented *MeganeRid!
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:iconhikaruhorunobu3:
HikaruHorunobu3 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I will try to do this tutorial with one of my drawings. Thanks for this. *Free Icon/Emote* Kagamine Rin 
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, and I hope you enjoy the technique! :hug:
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Aluxander01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student
Thank you for making this wonderful tutorial and for sharing your vast knowledge Meow :3 

Thanks to this I finally understood how to make cellsahde La la la la 
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :highfive: I'm glad the tutorial was useful! :)
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:iconlevulcan:
LeVulcan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This whole set of tutorials were so helpful thank you. As a new digital painter this really helps!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, I'm glad to be able to help! :)
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:iconhuppyleon:
huppyleon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou its very helpfull >_<
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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:icondelew:
Delew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this last part of this tutorial its very usefull :) 
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's great! :sun:
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:icondelew:
Delew Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: tnx for have done this tutorial :hug:
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:iconrunekin:
runekin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
A friend showed me this tutorial, really helped me out! thanks for the walkthrough.
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad to help! :)
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sosolcrean15 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
so what you mainly do here, is drawing another lineart above the sketch? 

if yes, what if the lineart is already in clean lines?

correct me if am wrong
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's basically it. In the end I just refine whatever areas seem rough, and if the lineart is sketchy then that, too, will be painted over completely. :)
If the lineart is neat from the start, what I do is I set it to less than 100% opacity so that intead of being pure black the lines actually blend a bit with surrounding colors (since there's a color-layer on top of the lines too as well as all other areas.) And then I still overpaint them if it seems necessary. It's a matter of experimenting and preference, really.
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Fozzilicious Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial :heart:
It's a help to see all the different ways that people color their artwork, especially for someone who is just starting out with digital coloring.
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm glad to share what little I know! :D
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for putting this up. :D I never thought to start with grayscale then play with colors. This I gotta try. 

Appreciate all the hard work you put into these tutorials. You have an amazing gallery. Cheers!:beer::D
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad I could be helpful! :) Let me know how it went! :D
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Protozerg Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's working really well. :D Right now I'm practicing the grayscales for now. 

I'm wondering how you make the lineart blend with the color and shadows. Mine always seem to never really blend in, makes it look cartoony but odd. :/
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :) As for the line-art, just use the colorpicker-tool to get the right color from sketchy "greyscale+line+basecolor"-combo and paint over the lines as you paint over all areas, it's very simple. :) When you're setting the lineart on top of the greyscale, make sure it's not set to 100% opacity. That way it's a bit transparent and will gain colors once the basecolors are laid on top/below it (whichever arrangement you prefer).
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V0LT1C Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I've been searching for the name of this painting method for years!
Thank u so much for sharing.
I really appreciate it XD
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad I was able to help! I hope the tutorial is useful for you! :hug:
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:iconv0lt1c:
V0LT1C Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! It was very helpful. Thanks again! :)
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SoraKohaku25 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Your style of painting is really cool. 
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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SoraKohaku25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
What for? 
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For the compliment! :)
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SoraKohaku25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh. Your welcome. I kind of forgot that i sent that.

:)
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Orz... somehow I can't get this technique right. :/ Maybe because my shading technique/sketching is just different. I'm really messy. Q uQ
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can you tell me in more detail what the problem part is? :-? Maybe I can explain the technique more specifically.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
When I put the colors on top of the gray picture using overlay, the colors come out too exposed or not exposed at all. I tried changing the colors I use for overlay and I tried using the opacity of the overlay layer and I tried adjusting the contrast of the grayscale layer underneath. It wasn't giving me the colors I wanted for the piece.
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, that's strange. I can't say what that would be caused by since you've already tried to change the opacity etc... But hey, I have started using "soft light" layers insted of "overlay" since I made this tutorial, maybe you could try that setting? I use soft light layers, and make many of those layers too to slowly build up the colors to look just right. :) Let me know if that's of any help.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
It worked with soft light. 8D I think overlay was just too bright and harsh for what I was going for.

LR Contest - Angel of Valhalla by RiyokuSakimori
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow that turned out great! So glad I was able to help! I was gonna participate in the contest too but have no time to finish the piece. :( Good luck with the contest!:love:
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you~ Both for the tip and for the wellwishes. :D
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :hug:
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks. o uo
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blacktool33 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing i  finally i found what i am looking  for thank you very mush this is really awesome La la la la  
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that's great, let me know how the technique worked for you! :w00t:
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:iconblacktool33:
blacktool33 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it work great thanks to you;) (Wink) 
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:iconbunnie-chi:
Bunnie-Chi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa~ This was really helpful <3 I'm sure going to try it C:
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, let me know how it went! :hug:
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Bunnie-Chi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just arrived home so it might take one or two days to finish it, but I'll post the link here. :iconheartrollplz:
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SormiPoro Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tested this method, and while I prefer drawing to painting, this is the method I'll go with when I do paint. Slow, but better results than without the line drawing. Thanks!
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juuhanna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, thanks for letting me know! :hug: It is a bit slow at times, but it's less hassle when the process is clearly broken into steps (at least for me it is~)
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GaiasDeath Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is proving to be tremendously helpful on a project I'm working on. Thank you so much!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that's awesome to hear! Thanks! Best of luck to your project! :hug:
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:iconjhustinian:
jhustinian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how much time it usually takes for you to finish one full body digital painting such as this...
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It depends, really! This one I painted in 8 hours if I recall correctly (it's been a year since I painted this piece). But the line-art was drawn by another artist so obviously that saved me a few hours.
And the more details there are, the longer it takes, obviously. :) So anything from 8 hours to 15 hours, I'd say. 
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