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Today we’d like to show a collection of 50 Digital Characters Painting Tutorials taken from top cg sites. In this collection you will find a lot of impressive artworks.

Making of Funfair

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In this tutorial Daniela Uhlig wants to how us the process of a funny character creation.
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Making of No Monster Here

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Davide Tosello believes that the strength of every image is in the story/idea and dedicate most of the time studying the image in pencil.
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Making of Be My Valentine

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In this tutorial Omar Díaz will explain how I have done one of my latest work, ”Be my Valentine” , I really hope you find it easy to follow even though this is not a strict step by step walkthrough, because I usually work on all elements of the image at a time, and then increasing the quality and detail gradually.
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Making of Call It

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I was inspired to make a portrait of Anton Chigurh after watching No Country for Old Men. I don’t know why but he just caught my interest and attention.
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Making of Mr. Woland and the Esoteric cats

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Corrado Ficarelli wanted to create a bizarre character involved with magic and incredible world, the key colour would be the red color.
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Making of Clara

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This is an explanation of the making of Clara and how I like to draw my pictures. That mean that it’s not necessarily the best or the most correct way to paint. What works for me don’t need to work for you. I will not dive too deep into explanation of the different stages, consider this as a summary and feel free to use what you think is handy.
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Making of Halloween Witch

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For this Halloween-themed painting, I wanted to do a sexy pinup girl, and of course, Halloween plus girl equals witch! With my main subject decided, I considered her pose and the composition for the sketch, and meanwhile I also started thinking about other things that are associated with the holiday: jack-o’-lanterns, black cats, bats. My goal was to combine these elements without making the image seem overly crowded or busy.
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Making of Portrait of Nathan

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The sketch was drawn with a ball point pen in a toned sketchbook. I used Photoshop CS and a Wacom Cintiq for the painting. The size of the painting is 8.6” w x 10” h, at 300 resolution.
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Making of Judith

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Working process, starting first sketch is rather simple. I apply colors on a very low opacity, gradually putting more and more layers of color on top of each other. This lets me control and model the whole outlook from the very beginning but, as you can see on the video, it does not exactly look too attractive at first ;)
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Making of Elizabeth Tudor

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When I do a recreation of an image, be it digital or traditional, I always work with the original right next to me, comparing almost every stroke. I find you learn alot that way although I know it seems a mechanical process.
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Making of Jealous Bodyguard

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The process I used to make this image is a-typical in how I work, including how I setup the image as well as how I use my Photoshop tools. Anyway without wasting any more time I’ll endeavour to explain the breakdown of how this image was created.
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Making of Seheiah

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In my artwork, I generally try to express a feeling, to tell a story… Seheiah is a bit different. I had been asked to illustrate August for a publishing firm. So I based my artwork on the idea of a kind of goddess in an antic style. I wanted it to depict a quite “fresh and radiant” feeling, a reminder of a summer morning. Thus I decided to include a wood with a lake above which my goddess would fly.
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Making of Frodo

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Painting a Frodo (Lord of the Rings) with the help of amazing software Adobe Photoshop, some basics of painting also included
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Jade Fox

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Deep under the surface of a long forgotten place.. the steps, the stoneplates of the floor are broken and the inscriptions on the signs are long gone and unreadable..
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‘Making Of Boudicca 3060 A.D

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This article will provide you with a walkthrough of my experiences during the creation of this project. I have narrowed down my creative journey into 6 stages. I hope that you pick up some useful tips and find it entertaining and informative. Without further ado, here is an insight into the ‘Making Of’ Boudicca 3060 A.D.
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Making of Happiness is a Blue Bird

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“Happiness is a Blue Bird that one afternoon settled on our warm palm and left us something like a trace of a lost paradise that never was reached by anyone and that everyone dream with at some moment, sleeping or in wakefulness”
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Wonder Woman Pin Up Digital Painting

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In this Photoshop tutorial I will show how I used Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet to create a digital illustration of a voluptuous Wonder Woman pin up. The tutorial reveals one of my digital painting techniques with a step by step walk through including images for each stage and layer settings. Enjoy! Read this tutorial >>

Spirit Rising – the painting process

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Here is the explanation of one of the processes that I sometimes use to paint. It is not systematic, as I also very often just block in my general colors all over the canvas first before getting into the details
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Making of the Photographer

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Here´s a little tutorial on how I did one of my latest drawings on Photoshop, The Photographer, a war journalist picture in a cartoony look intending to be evocative and just a bit sad. What began as a character concept came up to be a whole story I needed to tell, and here’s how I went for it! Enjoy…
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Marsh Dweller

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I read a book about marsh dwellers recently. It described their lives so well, that new ideas for illustrations appeared by themselves. With this picture I wanted to represent their life, the beauty of a women’s body and her feelings that she had, being unfortunately in love.
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Tainted

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I wanted to create a being that was androgynous and seemed really young. I wanted to mix the traditional story, and the pantomime character together. So while it would be a small naked being covered with “dirty” hand prints, I also wanted to show the mouth which was cut to make it look bigger, a messy wig-like hair and the red nose.
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Making of Lida

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In this work, I want to interpret a new feeling of an old Chinese poem, and try to make it more fantastical, sci-fi and surreal. So I start doing research…here is some I searched on Google…
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Spider Harp

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This picture represent a fantasy musician able to play harp on a spider web. I paint it as a personal piece, and it was a really big and fragile work. I thanks 3Dvf.com and Tdt3D.be users to help me in my WIP.
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Making of Red Hot Assassin

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Before I start the painting I usually prep my brushes. I don’t really use special brushes just the ordinary brush presents in Photoshop. Occasionally I will mix new brushes depending on my painting need. As usual I start with 50% opacity and 50% flow for sketching.
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Making of My Prince

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I tried to give this image some kind of unique and mysterious feeling. I also tried to challenge myself by putting some kind of creature in there not just supporting the overall flow but giving more interest to the image.
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Making of The Lady Bird

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For this painting I did first the rough on a sketchbook and then I used exclusively Photoshop. I tried to pull together a few stages of my working progress here.
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WITCH TUTORIAL

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I will try to explain the techniques I used from the beginning to the end.The only software used was Adobe Photoshop with the default brushes.
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Making of Angel of War

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In my concept I like to combine Asian style and Mechanic. This picture is of Angel warrior. He is the solider of heaven to protect human from devil. And he obeys only GOD. For this artwork my inspiration was from game such as Final Fantasy 7.
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First Digital Painting Tutorial

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Tutorial showing the steps to create this interesting manga-like painting.
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Making of Three lines

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I’ve always been fascinated by realism, and because of this it is really important to me that the base line-art sketch has got proper proportions. I usually use the old trick by putting a grid on top of a reference photo I’ve shot, and then I copy the same grid onto a blank canvas and start drawing grid by grid from what I see on the reference photo.
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Making of Spanish Girl

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This image was created as a request by my Grandmother; she wanted something for her dining room wall. I had plenty of things to choose from, but I thought it would be nice to paint something that she could identify with. Instead of aiming to create a photo-realistic or a cartoon-like image, I made something in between, which I believe is a better style to have on a wall.
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Making of Hecate

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Hecate is the Greek Goddess of the crossroads Wilderness and Childbirth. She is usually seen with two ghost hounds that were said to serve her. Today she is often seen as a goddess of witchcraft and evil.
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Making of Naughty Robot

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The idea is basically a steam punk robot named P-N01 on emergency repair by a cute techy girl named Lucy. The naughtiness came when he went back online after being fixed. For this painting I just use ordinary brush. Below is my basic brush set-up.
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Painting a fairy scene

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Faeries are one of the best known inhabitants of the fantasy realm, frequently depicted in art and books. Knowing the subject is important, but as this is fantasy you can do whatever you want with the basic faerie design. Read this tutorial >>

Portrait Speedpainting

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Paint a realistic portrait in less than half the usual time using a combination of oil and acrylic techniques and digital painting. Bill Corbett shows you how…
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Assault Chick

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Welcome fellow artists to an article we in all our wisdom decided call to “Conceptions Completions”; features that take a step by look at creating awesome digital art. In this issue follow our nutty Croatian friend Petar “der Punkt” Ivanchek as he drinks lots of vodka (or whatever they drink in Croatia) and leads us through the creation of a chick hot enough a porno star!
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Digital Painting Tutorial

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I will show you how to paint a realistic portrait.
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Equilibrium

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I’ve always been fascinated by realism, and because of this it is really important to me that the base line-art sketch has got proper proportions.
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Pepper Portrait

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I want to share my knowledge of how I created Pepper Portrait
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Fresh Meat

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While I paint, sometimes I flip the canvas to get a fresh look at what I am working on
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Making of To The Waterfall

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I didn’t have a plan when I made this picture so this isn’t going to be a particularly detailed Making Of, and some of the steps are not great, but I hope you will still get some inspirations from the process.
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Making Of Broken

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The man who can be held largely responsible for the whole dodge-burn craze details the process that he previously followed to create his gaming illustrations. A good tutorial for those getting started in digital art or comic style coloring.
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Making Of Dark Elf Mage

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An article that talks about using traditional approaches and techniques learned from the masters to create digital art. The tutorial is illustrated with a character portrait from the Icewind Dale game.
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Making Of Happy like a broken doll

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Kss is has been an Elite GFXartist member since the first nominations. His unique style can be recognized instantly and although it might look like a filterfrenzy at first sight, you’ll notice that each artwork has been carefully crafted. No wonder he is on the top our…
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Making of Grenat

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Grenat color is red, from blood and not from love, as translated in popular culture – and the animal is the red eagle
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Making of Mike Wazowski

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I would like to share my walkthrough/steps for making “Mike Wazowski”, a funny little character from Disney’s Monsters, Inc. (2001). Painted in Photoshop, and using a Wacom tablet, this was painted from life, using a small toy model at work as reference. My primary concern to painting this was to share my steps, esp. with beginners, who find it very hard, on how and from where to start and carry on.
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Do you want to Play with me

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Hello Readers, this artwork was created in Photoshop CS2 and with a Wacom Intuos 3. And now I will explain in detail about the making of this image. Hope many of you will enjoy.
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Making of the Pandora

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My goal was to depict Pandora opening the box, but not yet seeing what truly is hidden inside. I wanted the moment to be mystic, full of magic and mystery.
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Making of the Lute Player

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To highlight the comical nature of the scene I chose to contrast a fairly detailed rendering of the lute with a more exaggerated and loose handling of the donkey himself.
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Making of Yuka

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My main goal was to create a painting which was really detailed. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do it without a real photograph so I started to look for something that would interest me and make me want to spent a lot of hours painting it in photoshop.
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    awesome works! really inspirational, but i think some of the naming is incorect…

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