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Monster Soup :: pages 13-14 by shirotsuki Monster Soup :: pages 13-14 by shirotsuki
Before starting this illustration, I tried working up color digitally from a grayscale image. That's sorta turned backwards now, with local color being developed in traditional media, and then using photoshop as a means to enhance the tone, colors, and details only where necessary. It takes forever. Seriously it does, this took over 60 hours to complete.

I'm currently on my third piece for this project, and the process has come a long way. I'll be excited to share that one when it's ready!

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Tools: graphite, watercolor, gouache, soft pastel, charcoal, colored pencil, Photoshop CS4

final size: 14" x 22"

Please do not reuse my artwork without my permission.
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fwipination Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous watercolors and great movement in this. I love your design on the dragon.
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arefugarudo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
oh god that dragon is beautiful...the swooping feeling of the underwings into the chest and legs
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horse-spirit13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! The colors are so soft and pastel-looking. Good job!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Artist
amazing..:wow:..
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LadyofLute Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so light and airy...you can really get a feel for flight...the soft, crisp detail! Amazing! :eager: Also love the waving ripple of the grass. Definitely believe the 60+ hours you put in.
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SpecialVampireDoll Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
:iconiloveyouplz: OH. My. Gosh.
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Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesiiime
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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zapenstap Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
lovely! This came up for me in Google on an image search for Tumblr Monster. No idea why.... But I'm glad I found this picture.
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Artist
So very delicate. I love this style! Beautiful perspective on the dragon, really adds to the composition.
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