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Part 2 of my process update of Ryuko Matoi, Kill La Kill Fan Art.
Very simple process and small number of layers. The line art layer is on top of the Master Mask Layer.
All the base colors layers are clip masked over the Master Mask Layer. I locked each base color layers in transparency mode to only paint the particular areas cleanly.
The Face is painted with soft round brush with only opacity sensitivty on. I dabbed the brush on the face very softly like airbrushing.
Senketsu Eye is treated the same way with soft round brush.
I kept everything dark and neutral in value, that way I can pull and push the value and contrast of colors easily at a later step.

Sort of going for my art style version of Ryuko. Slightly more mature in proportion

Ask me questions in the comments below regarding the process.
Please share this among your friends if you find this exciting and useful! :D

Kill La Kill WIP 1 by ZeronisKill La Kill Lineart WIP Zeronis PK 3 by Zeronis
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:icongothicpark:
GothicPark Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You: "Ask me questions in the comments below regarding the process."
Me: "I'm curious, do you even bother replying to the questions of the people who ask on the comments section?
        I don't see any replies though."
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Unage-Jragon-00 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do you work in 300 or 600 DPI or some thing else?
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Seeso2D Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I love this as much as the final one
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Iceprince887 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2014
do you use any specific brushes not given to you by photoshop, I'd be ever so thankful if you posted the brushes you use 
OMG thanks soooo much for the layer view!
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:iconjoao-ovitzke:
Joao-Ovitzke Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for prints.
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:icontablecontent:
Tablecontent Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God I fucking love that you showed your layers.
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Amazing art pic
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sandope206 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Also, a couple of comments down some people suggested you to record your process... Just sayin' if you did I would tots watch it. thanks again
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sandope206 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
love you work and proportions... this kind of poses are still difficult for me. you mentioned that your line art is on top of your master mask layer. this make me think that all your line would be dark or black like around the hands and hair but around the skin and parts of the red hair your line art is has a value resembling the color it is next to. how did you manage that? thanks for the feed back.
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Abetwabe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't understand the masking part. I guess you colored in a grey tone for the whole figure, then set it as a masked layer to keep all the other colors trapped in, in the other layers, right? Then you just colored every flat color in the appropriate place. You have all the layers on top of the lineart too, right? What is the blending mode of the colored layers? And the grey flat one at the bottom? Are there more than one mask layers on here? :O Thanks for any help.
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IzumiSensei Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I don't usually make linearts on photoshop (did not even tried) but you use any custom brushes, or custom settings for classic brushes?
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:iconpatrick11286:
Patrick11286 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
It's... just awesome *-*
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:iconolinemjestem:
OlinemJestem Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha WIP already look good!
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:iconae-rie:
ae-rie Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's really cool to see your process! * A * 
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KR0NPR1NZ Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So cool!
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:iconzeronis:
ZeroNis Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw Thanks! :3
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:icongobath4114:
gobath4114 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
RYUUUKOOO!!!
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sakuyasworld Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I cant wait for this piece to be rendered! 
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:iconskillustrate:
skillustrate Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. The more I adjust myself from being an overly cautious, History-abusing layerwhore, to painting as much as I can on one layer with decisive strokes and minimal erasure, the more I realize that I'm probably being influenced by the wrong artists...

On the one hand: This is digital, not traditional. The tools are available; why not freely (ab)use them?

On the other: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. If you make a mistake, paint over it - don't just 'go back'

And both can end up with jaw-dropping results.
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:iconzeronis:
ZeroNis Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
not sure if this is supposed to be compliment....
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:iconskillustrate:
skillustrate Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It surely wasn't an insult.

I was just saying your process sways me to go in the direction I feel most comfortable with at my current level, instead of trying to force my process to reflect someone else's based on their immaculate results; And that neither route is particularly "better" than the other.
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alley-gato Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I see complaints towards the use of layers/references/"abusing" and "whoring" certain tools quite often, so I thought I'd offer my general 2 cents on the subject. (Wall of Text Warning :D)

Yes, the ability to paint entirely on one layer can be an efficient practice, just like many animators sketch entirely in pen to emphasize gesture and not overthink details. It brings a focus on an organic thought process with rapid trial and error, which can also be achieved with digital art given tools like copy+paste and transformations. Sketching and concept work is all about iteration, to experiment with every tool at your disposal--shapes, colors, techniques, and even digital-specific tools like layers and blending modes--deciding on something you like, then refining the piece. Both painting over mistakes AND erasing them are effective experimentation tools.

And if another artist is getting results with a different technique or set of tools, then give it a try for yourself. It's not a simple matter of copying for the sake of copying, it's about thinking WHY they're making certain creative and technical decisions. The same way references are vital to understanding the properties of light, form and anatomy, and give you a solid foundation in developing style. "Abusing" a tool, in my personal interpretation of the term, comes from relying on something without understanding WHY it's effective, and then continuing to use it in the wrong situations. Similar to how many beginners use the same base color on a Multiply layer for all of their shadows, without taking into account their overall lighting setup and color palette.

Even professionals are constantly trying new things and making observations from other artists. If you try a process many times and it's not working out, chances are there's something you aren't seeing or understanding yet. Often times it takes more research, more experiments and approaches to finally get why a process works. In the end, the final result can be achieved any number of ways, and one process may not be preferable for everyone. Through practice and research, you'll gradually observe where your own tendencies succeed or fail, and discover little ways to optimize your process until you're able to draw/paint consistently without doubting your decisions.
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skillustrate Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So your viewpoint would be that the process itself is an ongoing process within itself --in other words, an organic one-- and that the results are what should be focused on/prioritized? Because this is also the one I came to after a relentless inner tug-o'-war. Though I still waver from time to time. It's easy to get so caught up in the validity of my own process that I end up severely undermining my own results.

How long did you wrestle with yourself before setting on this outlook?
I'm also curious to know where you hang out (if not here on DA) to be familiar with the plight highlighted in my initial post,
but I'll refrain from asking you outright so as not to seem like some shady interrogator. *cough*
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mannyp25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi hi!

I just want to know what the Master Mask is for (and what is it) and the 2 Multiply line art layers plus the Screen Line and Screen blurred layers. Thanks a bunch!!





You're awesome~~~
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PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice character.
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AllouchSukeshi Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How do you do the "multiply line blurred" :O 

I know that means the lines are blurred, but HOW :'(
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Hikari151 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Would be really great if you could record a video of your steps too :)

great work as always!
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:iconkazas411:
kazas411 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that would be great :)
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:iconinfernalgenius:
InfernalGenius Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
briiliance in all of its exposing glory. yiffins cometh. duh
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:iconrmk178:
RMK178 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing Ryuuko :D
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:iconrlsdmm:
rlsdmm Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
RIP Senketsu
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:iconladycheck:
LadyCheck Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am sure this is going to look amazing when it is finished!
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Like it!
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:iconimdsound:
IMDSound Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
RYUUUKOOO!!!
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:iconakiman:
Akiman Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very instructive! thank you :)
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Fortressgamer1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably the least practical armor I've seen in a while ^^;
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korsk4life Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I'm guessing you haven't seen Kill la Kill? The clothing isn't the armor. When she synchronizes with Senketsu, who is a sentient sailor uniform, he makes her whole body as hard as steel.
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Fortressgamer1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh

Well that actually makes a lot of sense
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Usarchakka Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As cool as I find your drawings, I unfortunately start to believe, that your drawings become more and more just about fan-service, boobs and skin than actuall skillful drawing and epicness. It's like you're a former concept artist of the MMO Scarlet Blade, which I loath from the bottom of my heart because of it's poor execution and shitload of asses and tits... I hope you're getting back to how you drew some years ago.
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korsk4life Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
As others have said, this is accurate to the character's appearance in the anime Kill la Kill. There's actually many reasons stated in the show as to why she appears after synchronizing with the clothing she's wearing, and it all has to do with the concept of the "male gaze/lens" and turning it on its head. Without getting too preachy, the entire show is rife with symbolism and deeper meaning if you bother to read into it, though many choose to take it at face value as "fanservice". Even the title, "Kill la Kill" is a Japanese pun meaning "Dressed to Kill". It's extremely fascinating if you take the time to learn what everything means.
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FireBay Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: well said

Kill LA kill is really a great anime, it may look like fan service but this show actually is a really big surprise with its depth. It actually makes you care about the characters and the whole plot, instead just staring at the glorius body. Its like the show is making fun of all the actual fan service animes by being more than just revealing armoured women.

Wow, I never kill all kill meant "dressed to kill" makes more sense now XD
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korsk4life Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
That's exactly it, they're parodying the magical girl genre with the transformations, and also all of the meaningless fanservice that's been showing up in stuff as of late, but at the same time they're making a rather heartfelt show. As you said, you get attached to these characters, even with the pace being as blistering fast as it was. They do a good job of telling you just what you need to know in order to get an idea of the character and what they're all about. I could go on for so long about all of the symbolism and nods to their other works, bu I don't think anyone is interested in reading a dissertation, haha!

Yep! The way the Japanese sound systems work, "kill" is pronounced "kiru", which can mean "to wear" or "to cut", and it can also be a romaji reading of the English word "kill". Taking that into consideration it could also be "Cut to Kill" or "Dressed to Cut", but I think given what the show is ultimately about, "Dressed to Kill" is the most likely :)
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Usarchakka Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't know that this was a fan art since I didn't read the description or even know about the anime Kill la Kill. My bad here, however, my opinion about his drawings, which undoubtly are very skillful, hasn't changed.
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WalnutProphecy Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But he's just being truthful to the character because that is the way she's dressed in the anime, Kill La Kill. 
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IMDSound Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You can't deny his skill though.
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KeepMeSafeAtNight Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I do agree with you there, but, maybe this is a new style of drawing he/she wants to do. And to be honest with you, this is not the worst of them. She/he is fantastic at their work and fantasy does include some nude sometimes. :)
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psangoesdown Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
this is going to be awasome
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fullerjames Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
cool
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