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be the change by DenzelAJackson
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This is me just running through ideas, constant focus and practice. Although, during this, some negative news stories caught my attention. I know watching the news can feel like your mind is being drenched with negativities, so I constantly remind myself to only be the best person I can be, and add something that people can love to the world. I hope you all do the same, and provide nothing more than your two longest fingers up for the haters. =)
The Ninja Turtles (process)
Hello all,

I get asked about the creation process and specific techniques of stuff that I work on, and occasionally have direct examples to share. This is the Ninja Turtle picture that I did, since it is a piece of fan art and just a picture for fun, I am more willing to give away some of the magic ;)

Here are 10 steps, I numbered them and made this a video instead of a GIF, so that you can pause it at any stage of progression. The first couple of steps consist of laying down the concrete foundation, the lineart and getting the base colors masked. Next, I nearly use the greyscale-to-color route, but I rather work monochromatically, with a hue that is relative to all the future color that will be used. This step may be the most important, since it comes from the understanding of light and defining the form of whatever you are creating. After that comes more lighting, but focusing on the smaller mountains and valleys of the form. After you are satisfied with how defined the subject is then mix in the various colors, via one of the many many ways to do so. Beyond that, you can go in with as much detail as you like, whether it be blemishes or textures, it is all up to you! Let the creativity flo

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Complete: The Ninja Turtles by DenzelAJackson
The Ninja Turtles by DenzelAJackson
The Ninja Turtles
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Hello all, here is the Ninja Turtle collaboration that I was a part of. I did all the coloring, while Justin did the lineart. It is pretty fun and enlightening to work with other creative people, you really get to learn how drastically different we all go about something, but still sharing a similar result. Enjoy

sketches and practices by DenzelAJackson
sketches and practices
Here is another page from the ol sketchbook. Whatever your creative skill is, never say good bye to the basics, they'll keep you warm when the big ideas don't work out. ;)


Denzel A Jackson
United States


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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Hello, thanks for checking out my work too and the watch. :) 
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GokiSoul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves, Denzel, it really means a lot :)
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SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015

Welcome to :iconadultanonymous:

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YokoHanaSP Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav! ! :D
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Bwwn a while since i checked out your gallery, and yep still awesome!! I think i may see some Chris Oatley influence in your work... ?
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