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Groot drawing step by step by AtomiccircuS Groot drawing step by step by AtomiccircuS
Groot drawing step by step

The first drawing is a normal line sketch ( used graphite pencil 2B )

The second is a layer with markers just to fill up all the white with color.  At this point the colors don't even need to mach the thing you are drawing it will get covered anyway.

Third - ( i should maybe have a step before this one to show ) but the thing i did is : i used color based color pencils and colored in the whole drawing - after that i used a water brush ( brush filled with water ) to blend in / smoothen out the colors .

Forth - here i started layering colors , adding a lot of blacks and working on the contrast .

Fifth - Here i did a pass with white tattoo color ( its the same as liquid acrylic ) just to highlight everything and to make it pop

The last phase i did one last hard layer where i added the right tone to the drawing - so a lot of light browns =)

Also i cant stress this enough - but use natural light while taking a pic of your finished drawing. You can see how crisp the colors look on the last one compared to the other five - that's thanks to the natural light. =)

I used only water based color pencils from Derwent to do this drawing. =)

Hope this helps =)

Also i got a whole album on facebook dedicated to work in progress drawings like this one - with more tips , go and check it out if you are interested . =)

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OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutly ADORE Groot!!!!!! LUV HIM!!!!!:):):)<3<3<3!!
ThemKoolBeans Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. my. god. le gasp la Groot! Groot 
This looks stunning! I'm going to do my best to try this myself :D Thanks for the steps!
But a few questions if you don't mind:
1. So when you say in the 2nd step that the colors don't need to match, would I just do random colors? Or try to match the pic?
2. What colors would you recommend for the water based color pencils?
3. Type of water color brush?

Thank you :) Groot Dance 
Skerkrou Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you have an amazing skill, thank you very much for sharing your work progress :)
Sweetbitterness15 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Artist
That's amazing.
Ask-Hackysack Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Artist
greshamhaley Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, what an array of different mediums, cool.. so awesome
TheArtisticTwins Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing work!
TheProsument Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice photo from some 3d movie xD How long did the whole thing took you?
ThymoSophie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THanks for the step by step fotos, its amazing how you work an how a sketch gets colored :D
Ralamac Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
really good!
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