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Given 2012-12-12
Proving you don't need the industry standard software to create skilled vector art: Mountain Top by ~Dillerkind ( Suggested by BDT466 and Featured by ChewedKandi )
:iconcoconutter1:
coconutter1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
excellent
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   General Artist
: )
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:iconxxaslynxx:
XxAslynxX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
How do you do your layers and coloring? I am a super noob with it, and really wanna get better!
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
Most of the time I make separate layers for color flats, shadows (with multiply-blending), highlights and line-work on top of everything else. Backgrounds basically get split up in a similar way, though often times go with a reduced layer set (e.g. no lines, like in the pic above).
My coloring is pretty straight forward in most pics: flat base colors that get overlayed with shadow shapes (which can be filled with flat-colors or gradients). And usually I use one shadow color (and/or one base gradient) throughout the entire picture.
Not sure what else to say here as there's really no "special magic" taking place. I hope this answers your question nonetheless.
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome character design.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   General Artist
Ah, thank you!
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:iconjohnbane:
JohnBane Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Digital Artist
So cool!!!!!
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Thanks sir.
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:iconchronophoenix:
ChronoPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
skilled like a sharp german razor.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! Hahaha.. she's carrying that razor around on her back. Pretty big one, so using this to shave one's face would require a lot of caution and a steady hand :D
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:iconjakkrobbit:
JakkRobbit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!!! I love love LOVE the detail in her clothing and how you've drawn the background. Great stuff.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
Yay for spontaneous and unplanned backgrounds :D Glad you like it. Thank you.
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:icontatianatodox:
tatianatodox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Te quedo....no hay palabras jejejej
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome
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:iconspumped:
Spumped Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Word
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:icongeekgirl11:
GeekGirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice...looks a bit like concept art for a game or animated movie!
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
A bit late.. but thanks. Glad you like it ^^
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It kinda looks like video game artwork...
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Hmm? Would that be good?
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
Oh.. good :D And thanks!
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondenzelajackson:
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
this is a spectacular cel shading style. it seems seasoned and experienced, i admire this
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
I've been working with Inkscape and vectors for about three years now. Does that already count as seasoned? Hehe.. Nah seriously, thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
well some may not say that that is seasoned, but im sure you are the road there
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:icondavids-sketchbook:
davids-sketchbook Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i love your style!:O
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Sweet! I'm happy to hear..
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davids-sketchbook Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why the ..? something wrong?
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
Huh? No no, everything's fine. Really! I just tend to use these very often (too often) xD
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davids-sketchbook Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh okey haha
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:iconthe-stein:
The-Stein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an inspiration to me!!

All I have is Inkscape, and I see that this can be done! I am impressed and hopeful.
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Yay.. cool! I'm glad my works are an inspiration to you. And yes, this (and a lot more!) can be done in Inkscape. You can get pretty far with just trial & error (my preferred way of working xD). And there's lots of tutorials and helpful people on the forums. So yeah, there's absolutely no reason to give up hope :)
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BanditQueenJen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Brilliant artistry,beautiful techniques :D x [link]
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjninja4:
JNinja4 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! You did it man! DD, you deserve it you Inkscape Pro!
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Far from being a pro.. but thanks a lot for the temporary ego-boost ;D
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TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Excellent work, and the colour pallette is brilliant :D
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Usually I'm not really good with colors. Working digitally (i.e. being able to change and try out different color combinations) helps with that, though. Glad you like it. Thank you ^^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
A bit late.. but thank you ^^
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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TrixyNetex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow :wow:
That is very beautiful. I love the use of colours and the shading is great. I especially like the subtle red smears on the figure, a nice touch indeed.
Just curious, how long roughly did it take you to do? Because that time paid off :D

Congratulations on the DD by the way :)
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
The blood/dirt/scratches were added to make things look less clean/smooth/vector-ish. I guess I could have added a lot more than just these few details.. but hey, there'll always be a next pic that can be done better xD Glad you like it anyway ^^

As for the time it took... Hmm, that's hard to tell. Usually I need roughly a week per image, on and off, depending on how much other non-art work needs to be done. Maybe 20-30 hours or so; I'm rather slow and I'm working with mouse, not tablet. Not sure if the results really pay off for the amount of time I need to spend on my little pics xD
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LuLu-Fukurou Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Loooooooooooooovely!
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:icondillerkind:
Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaankyou! ;D
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decembertiggerX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Wow, beautiful! Love the subtle shading, especially in the hair and skin! Also, very nice intense expression. Congrats on the DD, you deserve it! :)
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Dillerkind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
I'm glad you like the shading and stuff. I'm still working on everything and think I can do better but for now thanks for the compliments ^_^
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