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Rendering tips by Smirtouille Rendering tips by Smirtouille
What do I do with my Friday evenings.

Okay this is what happens with the box from my previous tips sheet thing: [link] Ooooh, look at thaaat!
This is more advanced. You're supposed to know how people are made already. (No, not that)
RENDERING. That's all. It's kinda boring.

Rendered some faces from this meme: [link]
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artstruggles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist
This helps a LOT! Thankyou. Also, I always used white for highlighting hehe.
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:p I'm glad it helps. Though this tutorial is old and my rendering techniques improved since. I should update it when I get the time.
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Zantique Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017   Digital Artist
I liked it, It will help my Art out.
Thanks!
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JudgingEagle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent breakdown; thanks for the good advice
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What brush did you use for the actual rendering?
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This one on the right: smirtouille.deviantart.com/art… And a regular round brush with opacity set on pen pressure. The key here is to work with a very large canvas.
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Soft round, right?
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The hard one. Make sure it has opacity set on pen pressure though, otherwise it sucks. ^^
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!    Hope I can do that on the Procreate app.
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ingridsorensenarts Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool informative tutorial, easy to understand and illustrational, but I must say I think your first drawings are much more lively and interesting than your painting of them.
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I did get stuck in a kinda clean, "safe" and boring rendering technique at that point. I have just started to break away from it this year, going back to my older ways of rendering that were more organic and intuitive but not nearly as safe.
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ingridsorensenarts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
On the other hand, I can imagine that doing that and mastering it the "boring and strict way" pays off in the long run, or? Nice work by the way. I'm not doing anything wholely digital, but I use wacom , photoshop and sketch book pro inbetween stages to relieve my paintings from being messed with, so I am a little familiar with some of the challenges with doing it digital. I fnd that improves my physical work too .
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Morbidouce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very good tutorial, thanks :)
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andymoshi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :O
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PilyongKerubin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :meow:
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Dirge-of-Fate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i never fully understood what rendering meant, and it always confused me on how to do it. this tutorial really helped me out!! thanks for this piece C:
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, rendering is basically to make things look 3D in the context of painting. Glad my tutorial could help you out!
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Dirge-of-Fate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd see examples of rendering, but the person who did it wouldn't really explain or they did it so complexly!
thanks for the llama, by the way!
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks for the tips :nod:
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JasonTormos Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Very helpful thanks for sharing!
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ohhh, NICE!, may I ask, why do you insist on not using black or white?
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Less black/white values makes your image richer and more realistic, as pure black and pure white are rarely seen for real. If you look at a face it's very rare that you will find actual pure black in it except for the pupil, and it's not even necessary to always show the pupil to paint a convincing-looking face. : )
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I see, very true, but what about the paintings that have that creepy atmosphere with high saturation (example [link])? is it okay to use black there or I should still just pick a really really dark tone of the color?
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There is nothing that you "should" do or not do. Standards depend on whatever you wish to achieve. Avoiding black helps toward naturalistic/realistic effect but the effect is not an end in itself.
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know, but I'm a...err.... how do you say it?... tester (?) :D I'm always trying new stuff on every piece I make, I like to explore methods and techniques. I'm of eclectic-nature I guess :D
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Please explore then. There is nothing better than exploring ways to make art.
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PemaMendez Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will! :la: thanks for the feedback :)
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beckzorz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I'm using this for a new painting I'm working on and OH MY GOSH how did I never know about the color lock tool? Maybe I'm a little bit stupid, but you're my savior!

This tutorial is great. It's got good descriptions and clear examples. Thanks so much!

Have a great day :D
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, glad I could help! You're welcome!
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Czarine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm practicing things like this, and found this very useful. thanks! :)
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Kazuhiro-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello! Thank you very much for these tips. This will definitely be something that I'll reference back to often.
Also, I apologize in advance for any weird notifications. The drag and drop feature screwed me over.
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emstheunitaur Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Awesome!
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emstheunitaur Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
AWESOME! :heart:
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McPatto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
pretty useful XD
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tadeu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like pizza.
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What kind?
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tadeu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Peperone sir!
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PaintingSaint Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Looks interesting. Would you be willing to adapt for SketchBook Pro?
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not familiar with Sketchbook Pro, sorry.
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PaintingSaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Quite alright. Thanks, anyway. :D
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adamnitin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the tutorial, bro!
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alpha-tomasowa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
always nice to see peoples workflows.
thank you for sharing. all the best in your works.
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J-SantamariaCarpio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
thx for this tutorial
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belzebbub Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great guide thanks[link]
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ChuchuaN Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excelent tutorial... i'd love it! it teach not to use always white for my lighter parts and black for my shadows and how not to enphasys too much on the details when it shouldn't be that way...

thanks alot!
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this was a huge help!
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kicky Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very useful, thankyou x3
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GabbyVee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WHOA DUDE! This looks very helpful and when I can grasp ANY digital work I will try this out!
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burama2010 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice tutorial!! You should making "How to draw" book...well, "How to FUCKIN draw" book...hehe. Really like this though, it was easy to follow through and made sense. I know photoshop but getting to know my tablet, Im sure you've been there lol

Thanks for this!!
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Phorne Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Very helpful! Thankyou!
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