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JokerScarface billboardprocess by Chuckdee JokerScarface billboardprocess by Chuckdee
Some of you had been kind enough to ask me to post more 'process' stuff, so here ya go! :) .....

The first step for me nowadays is to do my 'pencils' digitally... I prefer this because it allows me a lot of flexibility... I can take parts of my doodle and scale em, move em, rotate em, take em out entirely. I could do all this on the paper mind you, BUT erasing and redrawing puts a lot of 'wear & tear' on the paper and it also saves a nice chunk of time for me. THEN, when I am happy with my composition and given myself enough information, I 'colorize' it a very very light blue, and print it out (blue because it's a non-photo color, so it's really easy to take it out in the scan phase).

Second step is the inking... or really more like the 'drawing part' for me... and since I print out my 'blue rough' on bristol, I can ink directly on it.... I personally hate giving myself detailed pencils or layouts because I want to keep the drawing fresh and make those decisions at the 'ink phase'... it keeps it fun and I HATE tracing over my old lines.. seems too damn repetitive!

Three, I rough in my forms and lighting... I clean it up, and I start adding color.

... and Four, I add my lighter values, some subtle glows here and there, textures, text, etc, and voila, it's all done! :)

hope this helps some of you!

Carlos D'
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:iconirish-settler:
Irish-Settler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I should try to draw Scarface like this can I use this?
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ShadowofU Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Thank you for that step by step.  I want to get into comics but I am still learning how people do their art so well so I can do the same.  Thanks again.
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PlaygirlDummie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cute.
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HarleyQuinnArkham Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmaranso:
maranso Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconextremoflymo:
extremoflymo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome dude, i bet you think your badass,
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA.... I hate you Joe!!!
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:iconinubus76:
Inubus76 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Nothing short of amazing!!
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:iconnibcrom:
nibcrom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thanks for sharing your process.
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:iconchockito13:
chockito13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah booooooooooooyyy
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:icondevilsmaycry317:
Devilsmaycry317 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
now all we need is some speed paint videos hehe :P
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:iconb-dangerous:
b-dangerous Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I love these two! Great job. :D
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:iconinfernalluna:
InfernalLuna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC
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:icontrakz385:
TrakZ385 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
sick work man..
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:iconyokenny6:
yoKenny6 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats look rad man it's awsome,really like the way y put it in diferent stage.
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rubberpie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...I never realized how much, without the colors, the Joker looks like somebody's creepy grandpa.
Still, awesome work. xD I can't believe how many details you added there since the first sketch.
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Blood-shed14 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I'd like to see you do a Batman graphic novel much like what Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello are doing. Of course it would be in your own style, and I understand the Arkham City miniseries could be considered as a graphic novel. But personally I would enjoy if it were all in grayscales. Those few pages you have on here from The Road to Arkham I like better than the actual colored version. Color conveys a lot, but so does the absence of color and that doesn't speak more true then in Gotham City.
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Aoiless Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
x3 great work!
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:iconanmph:
Anmph Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is great, its basically the same process I use, except you work looks a 100% better. Thanks for posting this. Makes me feel like I am on the right track.
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Love your work! amazing stuff!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Wow! Thanks for this man! Love the energy and vibrant nature of your work! Do you just add a color layer over the value layer? Whatever you do, I like the end result!
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:iconmikepacker:
mikepacker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great work! What is your technique on coloring over the values layer? Paint brush set to color mode?
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:iconevanescfan:
EvAneScfan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
always love to see more of your process stuff :)
I just don't say anything incase you're restricted with what you can show.
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:iconcriptar:
criptar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
:)
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:iconmarcialrms:
marcialrms Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
nice
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DaigotheBeast Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Lol I love the rough of the jokers face.

So you start out with a rough gesture?

That's pretty awesome man.
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MoonShadowDRAE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Im actually practiceing on a picture right now, im glad you posted this. It helps ALOT
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:iconchemsem:
Chemsem Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Finally...a blueprint for your work! Secrets revealed...like finding the Ark...but I aint no Indiana thats fo'sho.
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Tricky22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thanks for putting up your process!! I really enjoyed all these books!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Are their hands doing a "scissors cuts paper" thing? :O Cause that's what it looks like.

So you pencil digitally, print it out, then do the rest by hand? You didn't say if you ever scanned it. And it's difficult for me to tell if the color's digital or not. :hmm:
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, they are doing paper-rock-scissors :) ... and now that you mention it, you're right, I wasn't very clear with that part of the process... the line art does get scanned, and the colors are done in good ol Photoshop. :)
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Is it possible to do a Superman game
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:icondragonslover1:
DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Yay me. :D I'm observant. :nod:
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King-Candy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this emmensely!
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh, this is really cool! I've always loved the Joker's expression in this one. XD
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Tonythion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I would watch that show!
And the jump from one to two is just awesome :D
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Cellophane-S Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Chuck,
Thanks for showing not only your brilliant image - but for sharing your process too. It's really generous to allow us into your genius creative process, and I'm really grateful!

BTW, what brushes do you find best for the digital inking??

I've started using a 'squeezed and angled' normal basic hard brush for the solid linework.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!!
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
you know what, let me make the description more detailed, because I print out the blue line, and I do the line art on paper with good ol' analog tools! :)
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:iconcellophane-s:
Cellophane-S Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Understood! Real tools - can never beat 'em!
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rozbojniczka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
unbelievable! I love Jocker's face XD
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DreamsxofxPain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the the sketching digitally then printing out is a cool idea. imma have try that out. Thanks a ton for sharing your work flow.
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ASALA95 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconkaysa:
Kaysa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for posting this and explaining the process! :) This will help me a lot, thanks!
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xronixles Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
awsum
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:iconjameskirkland:
JamesKirkland Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
nice detail jump from blues to inks
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SuperSphingid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I love it when a picture comes together!
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dryant Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student
AWESOME!
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:iconwhiskeylung:
Whiskeylung Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
You definitely made this picture exciting!
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:iconmimistriped:
MimiStriped Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Even your "pencils" look more clean and correct than any of my FINISHED works :'D !!! This is TALENT!!!
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Rukhard Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I was extremely disappointed that the majority of your artwork wasn't included in the artbook. I mean, I adore all he art that WAS included, but I think they really should've had like a bigger 30-40 page artbook, so we can see the concept/background and final art in all its glory.
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