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Iron Man and WarMachine TUTORIAL By Hax09 by Hax09 Iron Man and WarMachine TUTORIAL By Hax09 by Hax09
A tutorial based on my latest digital painting of Iron Man and WarMachine. It's my first time writing a tutorial so please go easy on me. Let me know what you think. If you have any advice on how to improve it let me know and I'll try and do that next time.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me and I'll try and reply back.

ENJOY !

W.I.P (Work in Progress): [link]
FINAL: [link]
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RSWorkshop Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
very helpful for me THX!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Glad you found it useful :)
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
the gates to realistic armor, have been opened.
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

They are wide open !
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BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial! And awesome work :D
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Loki!
Glad you like it. Hope it helps !
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what else to say than: awesomeness.
no really, the tutorial is great and the end result is just epic. i love the pose of both and the perspective and the shading and coloring :D
since when do you draw?
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Rookie141

I started drawing back in 2009. It was very rubbish at first and for about 4-5 months I just stopped using my tablet because of how ashamed I felt of my paintings. But then I just
started looking at online tutorials and looked at loads of them and picked out techniques from each that worked and in the end I was left with my own style of painting that I was comfortable with.
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you... draw since 09? ._. started with tablet or started at all??
i still could hit myself for stopping drawing for nearly my whole elementary school time - i could be better now if i hadn't stop :D
but will/would/could/do you show links to those tutorials on your page? i guess it could be also helpful for some other people :)
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been drawing on lined paper since the age of 3-4 :)

But on a tablet I started in 09. I was very rubbish. I remember thinking that there's no way I'll ever get good at this. But in the end I just got down to it and figured that thinking negatively wont help me.
I can't really pinpoint any links but I think www.imaginefx.com is a good place to start. That really helped me.
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay ^^

and thanks for the link :)
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KatBanditSmokey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have two questions if you dont mind. I wanted to know how many layers did this take or something like this on average would be and what is the opacity and flow you start off with the flat grayscale?
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey KatBanditSmokey!

Altogether it probably took me about 5-6 layers.

1. Background Colour (Usually a mid tone grey to begin with)
2. Sketch Layer
3. Flat shading
4. Detailed shading
5. Flat colouring
6. Detailed Colouring

* Note that the Detailed shading, Flat Shading and Sketch Layer all merge into one when you start Flat Colouring.

The only time the flow setting changes is when you zoom in to paint in the details. Other than that the Opacity and Flow settings remain at 100%.
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KatBanditSmokey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much I have gotten better and this is the first time I am seeing this massage. I haven't been on this site in forever. but thank you so much. I really do appreciate this advice.
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I'm never on these days either. :)

Hope it helps.
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joseotaku Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow! This is so amazing!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks joseotaku ! :D

Glad you liked it. Happy painting !
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joseotaku Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome and thank you. Sorry for the extremely late reply. 
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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DOODZKI22 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like a photographic copy, wow you're really good
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Hax09 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks DOODZKI22 ! :D

Yeah the photo-realism style is what I try to go for with all my paintings.
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JDB-Inks Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Jesus! Im completely noob when it comes to Photoshop but I so wanna try this!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I say go for it !
I was once a noob too. :D
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KStewart95 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Your work is absolutely amazing! :O And this tutorial has given me an idea about how to actually start off the process of drawing in Photoshop! :D Thanks a lot!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks KStewart95 !

I'm glad it has inspired you. I hope you can create some amazing deviations of your own from this tutorial. Let me know how you got on with it. :D
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VengfulDead Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
im blown away by your ability ....the lighting glare on his armor ...everything...
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks VengfulDead
Glad you like it ! I enjoyed working on this painting and the tutorial too. Felt really great to see the progress in pictures :D
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sheenaduquette Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
.. the fuck? I thought this was a photo. i_______i waahh.

I have more questions about how you went about getting that realistic, grungy metal texture going on in the painting? I mean. My mind. It's still blown. I mean, I understand the level of lighting and texture you must have knowledge of is immense, but I.. I always struggle getting my tools to work with me the way I want, you seem to have just backhanded them into working for you beautifully. Awesome work man.
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Nyurt !

Yeah I've been having to post W.I.P and tutorials for my past few deviations mainly for the reason that most people think it's a photo ! I guess it's a compliment :D

Let me know if you have any questions (You said you did but forgot to ask the question :D )

I think the more you paint the more you get used to the brush. It may sound corny but you end up making the brush settings work for you. I think I may have mentioned this as a tip where you don't have to keep switching the darkness back and forth if you get the hang of the pen pressure setting (hard strokes for dark and lighter strokes for light)
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Mendelex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Photographer
nice one. very helpfull for me atleast :) ty!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ! Glad it has helped !
:D Happy painting !
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Q Hax: On 02 The Flat Shading - at what percentage are the opacity and the flow 100 to 100, 100 to 50, 75 to 50?? Cause that step is causing me quite trouble.
P.S. The grey back ground- at grey scale is it good to be near 50% or lower. You said the flat shading you're doing is in mid gray scale (and i'm thinking that's about around 55-75 % max) and i put my on around 40 and it's STILL dark for me!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(See Below)
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I meant above
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh and what brush are you using for the detailing is it the hard round or the airbrush open opacity flow?
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Opacity and Flow setting are both 100% You don't need to change them till you've got to the detailing part.

I kind of realised a mistake I made when I said to paint in the sketch layer. I meant to say paint below the sketch layer. Basically for 02 Flat Shading your layer order should be (from top to bottom):

Sketch /
Flat shading /
Background

In Sketch you should have your sketch layer which I'm guessing you wouldn't touch since you're past that step now so lock it.

The Flat shading layer is where you would block in the grayscale values. As a personal preference I start off with a mid level grey (not necessary that you do too) most of the time but that isn't the same for all paintings since some are darker or lighter than others. By mid level gray I mean something like 50-60 on the grayscale slider.

The background layer should be a gray background. Usually something in the region of 30-45 in the grayscale slider. Again I would lock this and wouldn't touch this....

Hope that helped. The brush for detailing is the same brush throughout. Only the flow setting changes to something like 10-20 %
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh Cheers man!! Thanks!!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D

Let me know if you get stuck again :)
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing!!!
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to create and share this. I'm always on the lookout for new techniques and yours is very inspirational.
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem bdunn1342 :D

I'm glad you found it useful. I thought I'd make mine more detailed as most tutorials here only briefly explain the process. I know I'd want to know it in as much detail as possible if I was trying to learn something new. :D
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
Extra information is always better, at least for me. Thanks again!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Starting tomorrow i'm going do try do a old piece of mine [link] One Colored version and another only in Grayscale and this tut is going to help me a lot (i've read it twice now) I've got a good feeling about this!!
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it Shiv !

That's a very good piece you have there. A good starting point as well for a sketch. I can't wait to see the final thing. Hope you do well with it. Post me some updates when you can :D
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Shivwacka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok but it SURE will take a long time to do(at least for me)
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Kaleid0 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
OK Im gonna try!!!! =D
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Hax09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it mate ! Ain't nothing to it ! :D
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