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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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LadZtheLasT Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
wow, nice, sir.. i copied some of the method you have... and in fact i also did the layering and toning like what you did... thank you..
Tuff--Rubies Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks better than any of my drawings, and I'm the best drawer in my family! XD
kayzeek Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Interface Designer
In love Worship 
dragonsrule2020 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
EEEK I LOVE THIS! Groot was definatly one of my faves, and this is beatifully drawn. I was wondering how to layer like this, and I just got some watercolor derwent pencils, II'll have to test it out, looks interesting!
OceanParadice Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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  Hobbyist General 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
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!
LiliyaKashkarova Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Interface Designer
am1980 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work! :)
dryslug Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wonderful as groot.
Elfenliedlovrr22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing!! :)
HarleyTheKind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
As if the badassery of this drawing wasn't enough, you detailed the steps, and I appreciate that. Congratulations on finishing it, I'll be checking out your other works now, lol. 
paclick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Hi dude! Great as always!
I always wanted to ask you if you could share with us any dvd or website to learn how to draw with colors as you do...Thank you in advance. I have always been thinking pencil colors were not a great medium for drawing. But since I saw your drawings, I changed my mind :)
DuchessDL Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so jealous that you can just be like "I think I am going to draw this." Then have it come out a masterpiece like *that*.
AvilaArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Amazing! Thanks for uploading; very insightful!
UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
Hyper0Blade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
peterg666666 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Interface Designer
very well
Leyawiin-Raydjihn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting. I didn't know that we could superpose so many layers of colors without getting an awful mess at the end, haha :)
Fireflydrawings Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wow this is gorgeous ! 
sonnyplot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uwupower Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're very tallented
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