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How to draw Loki by EternaLegend How to draw Loki by EternaLegend
The finished artwork:


As promised, here is that Loki tutorial or step-by-step that I mentioned that I was going to do not long ago.

Please forgive me for my somewhat mediocre/bad English skills. Writing isn't really my strong point, especially when I'm trying to explain things, so some of it might not make sense? But I tried my best.

And yeah… I got my layout ideas from Imagine FX's workshops. xD

I didn't mention this in the tutorial, but the reason why I only use one layer for my digital artworks is because of two reasons: It's a personal thing of mine to only use one layer (I like to keep my digital artworks as close as possible to the feel of it being traditional). The second reason is that you just can't treat Painter like Photoshop. If you're someone who uses a lot of layers in PS, you'll eventually discover why it becomes a little impossible to do the same on Painter.

I'll try to keep it short here, but Painter does funny things with layers. One of the biggest upsides is that the colour picker tool/dropper will pick up colours from the under layers even if you're on an above layer. Now… if you're someone who uses the whole greyscale technique where you add colour after you're done, do you see where I'm getting at? If you choose a colour on the colour layer, it's going to pick up the grey as well! Plus, the wet brushes will smudge all layers - no matter what layer you're on, and hopefully now you can see why it can become a nightmare to use for some people.

Personally, I think you need to understand traditional medium well enough before you consider getting Painter. In some ways it can truly mimic traditional art which can frustrate some true digital artists out there. But any who I'm rambling on now.

Hopefully this tutorial will give you guys a better understanding and insight into how I've been able to draw those recent Loki artworks and for now my future art pieces. And I hope this tutorial helps those who are new to Painter. (:

Feel free to ask me any questions if you're curious about this tutorial.

Thanks for reading guys!

Frequently asked questions:

"I just got Corel Painter and I have no idea how to use it. Any good starters or tips?"

With anything new, the best thing to do is to play around with it! Don't go making massive artworks straight away on any new software that you get. Instead, make little documents and play around with each brush and effect that Painter has to offer. Drawn and scribble many rough things! Doing it this way, you will find a natural technique and your own personal tastes and likes of brushes that will suit you for your own future artworks. You will also get used to how Painter works.
Painter has some great "starter" tutorial videos if you look it up on Google from basic drawing techniques, from painting and to the special effects etc.

Other Loki/Marvel art:


More info/places where you can find me:
Tumblr | Commission Info | Twitter
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SweetCitrine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! *faint I LOVE LOKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg I can't believe it too good awesome job! 
NetteLovesLoki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I'm not an artist but a HUGE admirer of art. Your work is phenomenal. 
Fiestaole Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Capularis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional
Much thanks.
lmnoprodigal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this. I'm hoping to get a Wacom tablet fairly shortly, and I'd love to do digital portraits.
Dejers Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, This is really well thought out and nicely portrayed. Good job! 
Esmereth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will never be able to do that, 
but thank you anyway ^_^

HeavenShipperArtist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I thought it was a screenshot :O
aliciawoods12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. But question: how do I get Painter XI? It's just new to me, so do you download it or do you buy it?
EternaLegend Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
It's a program that you'll need to buy - like Photoshop.

You can either purchase a disk or download it.
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