We would love it if you would submit this (and any other Kyo-centric works you have) to the group #Junangeki (a Kyo-centric club)! Please? Thank you with Kyo-shaped cookies on top!
If you need to know how to join DeviantArt Groups (a semi-new feature!) or how to submit a piece, please don't hesitate to ask me! I'll be happy to help! (Please ask at ~cadkitten rather than this account!)
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I wonder, are you using the smudge tool? In his wrist it looks like you are. And brushes at 100% opacity or are they lower? I tend to use hard brushes at about 25-35% for shading over a solid color. And each of his hairs done individually!
How big are you working on this, at least 200% of this size I would guess? I would think you must be, to get the detail in the piercings.
Do you sample from the photo or just pick colors off the palette?
This is, of course, amazing work and that's why I have to ask!! ^_^
in some parts i am [like his wrist], although i don;t really like to use it too much. i always use 100% for brushes, because i;m too lazy to change the opacity back and forth whenever i have to, lol. and for his hair i use a 1px brush.
this is the actual size of the file, but i zoom in to about 200% or 300% for details.
i try not to be lazy and just use the eyedropper tool all over the place, but there were some colors that were impossible for me to find on my own, so i used it then.
thanks for all your questions; i hope i answered them well enough for you ^__^