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Digi.Fashion.Funk Workflow by kasai Digi.Fashion.Funk Workflow by kasai
The video is just jpeg steps which relate to the text below.
Video is here--->[link]

Photoshop Workflow:
1-3 : I first start with a round brush set to shape and other dynamic - pen pressure. Then sketch a rough of the the character on a blank layer above the background layer, flipping the horizontals to keep it balanced. Next I make a layer above and line it up, then merge these two layers.

4 : I add a layer under the line for the base colours then merge them when I feel I've got what I want.

5 : I proceed to paint on this layer, painting over the line work in certain areas. Since I see things differently working with line vs. paint, I sometimes go back and forth between line and paint work during the process.

6-7 : More refining, adding more details on different layers such as the corset texture, hair, shirt frillies(word?) and such.

For the final image [link] , I used 2 textures (from which I set to color burn, tweaked the opacity, and used a mask to get rid of unwanted areas.

I keep most of the main work on one layer so I can work a little faster, not going back and forth between layers. Keeping things separate is really useful if you want to go back and make changes or if its for a client that may want you to make changes later.
I tried to keep this tutorial mainly about my painting process since many people were asking. Sorry I couldnt get around to doing a sketch process.

DevNote FAQuestion -
On improvement in your work: I think when drawing/painting or whatever else you do, everyday pratice/practicing a whole lot is not enough. More importanly is analyzing your work and utilizing it to find out how you can improve upon where your at. If something doesnt look right, erase, draw it again or get a reference(yourself even) to study from. Tutorials can only take you but so far though they can help you with learning new techniques. Anatomy of folds, the body, etc will have to be learned from life. I find that taking part in life drawing workshops and quick sketches outside have helped greatly. This is just piece of the many layers of things to learn out there and it can be quite overwhelming. Having people to art with makes it much more enjoyable and it can really help improve your work. Try your best not to be negative, fearful, or beat yourself up about a bad drawing or the level your at(I used to be so good at this). Dont let that become your focus or things will most likley start falling apart. Keep focus on what your working on, how you can improve, and have fun.

I dont think Ive ever giving this much advice in a post. Not used to it. haha Well, I hope this has answered most of your questions.
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Cetriya Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
do you still have the vid? or a youtube channel?
3Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Rietzhu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Your advice is legit, superb. Thank you. Your Talent amazes me.
Zuriel3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice work

my stuff:[link]
Juliogioping Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
woooo...I see
lol XD
HersheyGQ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Very insightful, much appreciated.
MumfordvsJakazi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
giving this a go fine work monami!
your-fathers-belt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
ooooooooooo something funky fresh about this, nice man!
WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Even this is fine work!
Beanizzle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks for the awesome video!


I love the step by step!
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