TwentyFourSeven by Chippewa Ghost

21st Jun 2017, 12:20 PM in 2017 Summer Crossover Exchange!
TwentyFourSeven by Chippewa Ghost
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Proxy170 21st Jun 2017, 12:20 PM


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Chippewa Ghost


Proxy170 21st Jun 2017, 12:32 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how you got that slow transition to darker looks so good, and matches the clouds in the back!
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 2:11 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Thanks for the praise, but really it's all the amateur application of gradients and crop to layer below.
Proxy170 21st Jun 2017, 2:12 PM
I dunno, sounds like next level stuff to me! I'm gonna have to go fiddle with that now :D
Microraptor 21st Jun 2017, 6:56 PM
Also: Distance blur! :-o
AugustaCaesar 21st Jun 2017, 1:09 PM
I am trying to decide which bikini would look better on me! Sparkly? Rainbow? :)
Lt. Dom 21st Jun 2017, 1:24 PM
Lt. Dom
is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

actually it's like 98 degrees right now...

Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 8:57 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Thanks! I hear it's crazy hot in the southwest for the next few days... stay safe.
Cooke 21st Jun 2017, 2:53 PM
The ladies just be chillin' at the beach. Going to echo Proxy and say those colour transitions are really good.
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 8:58 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Hah, thanks! That arm-wrestling scene is hella good, btw... will drop a comment over there.
HapyCow 21st Jun 2017, 3:18 PM
Lookin good! Love that rainbow bikini, I want one!
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 8:59 PM
Chippewa Ghost
It's a real pattern sold by an Australian company, but I don't know if it's available anymore.
JC Webcomics 21st Jun 2017, 3:31 PM
JC Webcomics
I love the bikini designs!
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 8:59 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Thanks! Used some good references, I suppose.
JammyTheBirb 21st Jun 2017, 5:16 PM
Those are some really cool bikini designs.
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 9:00 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Thank you! This exchange was fun!
ProfEtheric 21st Jun 2017, 8:18 PM
I'm going to have to try and deconstruct here. I see a few tricks I might need to go all Borg Collective on. :)
Chippewa Ghost 21st Jun 2017, 9:30 PM
Chippewa Ghost
Doing this in a comment in case anyone else is interested.

-Blurred edge watercolor, both as a brush and as an eraser.
-Duplicated layer, covered with a crop-to-layer-below much darker color, combine the two, and then erase holes in the original layer. That all said, not totally sure if I can reproduce the effect.
-Fingertip blur to get the rain squall.
-High thin clouds are also thin thin thin fingertip blurs.

-Tone scraping for the sparkles in the water, then moveable blur set parallel to the horizon to give the impression of wave tops, then subtle use of mesh transform to distort the surface of the water to give the impression of big rollers.
-Progressively heavier blur the further away, screwed up and didn't jack up the horizon as much as it needs.
-Sand textures are crop-to-layer-below. Liberal use of blur and gradient there too.

-Made both figures separately using my pinup template, a version of which you've seen. Also added additional layers for subtle line coloration and the bikini patterns.
-Both outfits courtesy of [redacted]. Hey, can't give away everything...
-Tona's tattoos were also separately created. However, they are not on full transparency and they have been blurred.

Did this in Manga Studio 5, a spectacular program. I know you've got it, Prof, but for anyone else out there remember that you get what you pay for... I'm a weak, weak amateur artist, but this software makes it happen for me. Glad people seem to enjoy the results!
ProfEtheric 21st Jun 2017, 9:49 PM
Much appreciated. :}

This makes me think that I might have to keep tabs on any tricks I develop for a step-by-step like this.