Commissioned World of Warcraft Tauren Shaman
My process is getting a little nuts now, I’ve started utilizing three different programs for each step. I do all of the pencils using Sketchbook Pro, the pencil tool there to me is the closest to the real thing that I’ve seen. After that I blow the piece up to 300 DPI (Sketchbook Pro doesn’t handle big files well) and ink the line art via Manga Studio 5 (the Mapping Pen tool is my favorite digital inking tool) I also apply all the base colors with MS5 as well since I’m already there. Finally, I take it to Photoshop for the shading and lighting effects. This piece lands at about 14 x 20 ish, should make a nice print. I hope the birthday girl digs her gift.