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Elderguard Brennan - process by Nightblue-art Elderguard Brennan - process by Nightblue-art
Here was my process - or lack there of - while working on the undead death knight wow card. If you are an aspiring artist, I hope this will provide some insight to how a noob artist work. If you are a badass... just smile knowingly and move on :) Production-wise, it's a fail process with lots of wasted work. However, it was one of those paintings where I struggled a lot but learned a lot at the end.

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Evildarling Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this :D But I'm a bit puzzled about the feedback you got, in what way was his head cartoony? 
The final piece is awesome btw :horns:
MaySch Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, thank you so much for the tutorial. It really helps me a lot to understand the single steps and your style is really unique =)
Gollorr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I just now realise how important feedback is. It's a good thing that the art comunity is always cool and ready to give a hand. Cheers!
lvl99tonberry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like this process. To be completely honest, I like it in part because it's reassuring that even people who've Made It still go 'crap, I need to fix all this stuff' when working. But it's a great picture too.
Nightblue-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I still remember the first time I saw pro's paint live. My biggest takeaway was how much they screw up just like I did - and some of their sketches don't look all that pretty but the end result can still be amazing. Sounds obvious/silly but this knowledge helped me tremendously.
lvl99tonberry Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah--it's one thing to sort of know intellectually that pro artists are human and therefore make human mistakes, it's another to have that demonstrated and really realize it, if that makes sense. And it is very helpful knowledge!
Balkoth26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great process, I saw you in FX and thought I'd look you up. I've been liking your stuff so far :)
SinnerDom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for sharing all that information. I love your work.
sensej Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
wow, very helpful, thank you!
Captain-Point Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Daaamn, that is one badass DK. ;D Seeing your thought process all the way through it was really helpful.
May I ask how long it roughly took to make this? c:
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