Now that I’ve shared pencils, how about a progress gif? Hopefully I can do this tumblr gif thing right…
I’m gonna start using my watercolor sketchbook a little more so here’s some stuff from it just in case I wreck it on accident
Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:
1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.
2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!
3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!
There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!
(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)
Putting this on my art blog ‘fo my folks.
HEY KID! You wanna give your art a slick finish that ups the contrast and saturation of your colors, giving your art some extreme, eye-pleasin’ intensity while also smoothing it out like buttercream, sensually caressing that shit in a soft, sensual fuzzy glow like you’re watching dream porn and it looks something like this or this or this????
Then you should try….
Taught to me by doxolove, like the coolest most awesome artist ever, the Dox-Effect is a nifty post-production finishing effect. You will need Photoshop to do this!
STEP 1: So you’ve finished your masterpiece and it’s looking sexy but you want people to do more than swoon when they see it. You want them to swoon AND sigh. Longingly.
Merge your artwork into one layer. If you are importing from Paint Tool SAI or another program, a high-res JPEG is fine. Do whatever other post production work you need to (color correcting, adjusting your contrast, levels, and etc.).
After you’re done with that jazz, copy your merged artwork layer three times so that you have four identical layers.
STEP 2: Turn off the top 3 layers so that only your original Background layer (#1) is showing. Select that layer.
Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Blur the layer until your picture is a blob of vaguely unrecognizable colors.
STEP 3: Turn on the layer above the background layer (#2) and select that layer.Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Blur the layer until, like the first, the picture is vaguely unrecognizable. I usually keep the angle at the 90 degrees, but you can play around this for added effect.
STEP 3 THE SEQUEL: We ain’t done with you, Layer #2.
In your Layers window, click the drop down menu for Blend Mode (this is the box that usually says “Normal”). You are going to select one of four Modes: Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, or Vivid Light.
Each Mode produces a different effect that will, ultimately, affect the way your finished Dox-Effect looks. My favorite is usually Hard Light. You can always go back and change the Mode of this layer (and the other we will change) to experiment with how it looks.
STEP 4: Turn on Layer #3. Again, click the drop down for Blend Mode. Select one of four Modes: Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, or Vivid Light. Usually, I just select the same Mode that I used on Layer #2, but you can mix and match to experiment.
STEP 5: Turn on your topmost layer, Layer #4. This layer’s Blend Mode will remain Normal. Next to the Blend Mode box, click the Opacity box. Use the slider to bring the Opacity of your layer gradually down until that shit lookin’ good. The Shit Lookin’ Good range is usually 65% - 85%.
The lower the Opacity, the more the effects of the layered Layers beneath will show through. So it’s up to you to decide how sexified you want your final product.
And that is it! Congratulations, you’ve put some sweet ass post-production finishing on your already awesome art.
GOOD JOB YOUR SHIT HAS BEEN DOXO-ED! SIGN IT AND CONQUER THE WORLD.
(thanks Dox I’m sorry for abusing your technique and making this shitty tutorial)