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WORKFLOW : A Guide to Character Art Production

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Product Name: WORKFLOW : A Guide to Character Art Production
Product ID: 64249
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2019-10-11

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Sonja McClung (ICE DRAGON ART) has often been asked about her workflow to generate her character art. There's often a sense of “information overload” when faced with the amount of choices in character art production, both inside DAZ Studio and in the post-work. It's like travelling through a labyrinth, where some artistic decisions just lead you to a dead end, spending extra energy and time in the journey.

Sonja presents her latest tutorial sharing her DAZ Studio WORKFLOW for other character artists helping them through a collection of choices when portraying a character.

Software used in this tutorial : DAZ Studio and Photoshop

DAZ Studio initial set up
Choose character/main subject
Creating a main focus point
Select a secondary focus point
Selecting an outfit
Add jewellery and clothing accessories
Work on the eyes and make up
Consider skin and tattoos.
Hair selection
dforce or not dforce?
Posing the character
Craft an expression
Additional objects or background pieces
Lighting choices

Adjusting Modes
Screen soft light multiply in multiples then group
Why render an image darker

Dodge and Burn
How to be effective with highlighting and shadows

Add background - matching the lighting

Texture overlays
Blending on top of the main image

Background Blending
Look up tables and modes

Advantages using the Nik collection

Special effects

About the presenter : Sonja McClung

“I've loved fantasy for as long as I can remember. Fairies, elves, dwarves, centaurs, and of course, dragons. I love the possibility of the impossible that fantasy brings, the wide open opportunity to get lost in a world that is far different than ours, full of magic and wonder, feats of heroism that defy the odds and best of all, good always conquers evil. What's not to love?

I've always loved to draw as well. I can't remember a time that I didn't have a crayon (or a pencil, or a paintbrush) in my grubby little hands. I took a long hiatus from drawing when I was raising my kids (best art project ever!) and started to really get back into art in the last 6 years or so. I picked up photoshop and immediately fell in love with being able to draw and paint digitally. A couple of years later, I found Daz Studio, a 3D art application and was totally hooked!”

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