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Magenta Sunset by EliteJohan Magenta Sunset by EliteJohan
I did a value study of this back in November, and today I felt like coloring it (didn't use the reference for the colors though).

Steps:
1. Loose value sketch (00:15)
2. Refining one by one area, I still don't care about rim lights etc. (01:00)
3. Gradient maps and color balance to get an OK color/atmosphere base. (01:15)
4. Using the colors of the base and adding more variations and boldness, I paint with a single brush. (02:30)
5. Rim lights with color balance and brush, some smudging for base streakyness. (03:00)
6. I painted loosely to get a more stylistic look. Followed the smudged strokes, learned, and applied other places too. (03:40)
7. Airbrushing inside brushstrokes to get a softer look. (04:00)
8. Finishing touches. I didn't use any adjustments as I was really happy with the original colors and atmosphere.
I dunno the exact times, but I know I used 1 hour on the study and about 3 hours from there to finish. The brushes I used were a tilted oval brush and an airbrush.

[ 4 hours ][ Photoshop CS5 ][ 1400x876 px ][ Genius G-Pen M712x ][ EarlyRise - Goodbye ]

I am not here to shamelessly promote my art, I'm here to get better. So if you have anything to say, please leave a critique so that I can continue growing as an artist~
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:iconrouge-fox:
Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Writer
Sunset is usually my favourite time of day, it's a beautiful prelude to night.
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I love how dramatic it is as well.
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:iconrouge-fox:
Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Writer
Oh of course, that as well.
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:iconhiyadollz:
hiyadollz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a gorgeous sky! I really like your coloring!
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, it was a really fun style to draw. ^^
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:icongeorge-b-art:
George-B-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice !
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:iconmedeasafir:
MedeaSafir Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice sky colors you choose - like the peaceful feeling :heart:
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:iconlightanimeartist:
LightAnimeArtist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. It is so beautiful. You've captured the image of a sunset precisely...
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much~! ^_^
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:iconlightanimeartist:
LightAnimeArtist Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserved it :happybounce:
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:iconthe-harli-hamster:
The-Harli-Hamster Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this so very much
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much~!
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:iconthe-harli-hamster:
The-Harli-Hamster Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist
no, thank u :)
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:iconkiller-riceball:
killer-riceball Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing. I love the colours you've used in the sky, it makes it look almost magical ^_^
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much~! ^^
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:iconkiller-riceball:
killer-riceball Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) No problem!
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:iconnatalali:
natalali Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Very nice:)
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~! ^^
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:iconarwenjames:
ArwenJames Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Wow... I love it!
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~! ^^
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:iconask-sindreandsvetki:
Ask-SindreAndSvetki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
((I really like this loose style! The colours are beautiful.))
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
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:iconmollycoddled:
Mollycoddled Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your style! This is lovely.
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot~!
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:iconrachcedillo:
rachcedillo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I love this! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconfeelingfreeplz:
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much~! :dance:
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:iconrachcedillo:
rachcedillo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Have a llama :iconllamajumpplz:
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay, you too! ^^
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:iconsilenced-echo:
silenced-echo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful flowing style ! The colours are amazing too ! :)
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
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:iconnionioart:
NioNioArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like your drawing style! it's unique .. :)
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot~! <3
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:iconfang:
fang Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love your technique here, but my critique for it is i didn't read the island closest to us as an island, but as a weirdly place reflection for the trees in the far back. i would try and work with the values and shape more, or maybe just remove it for a piece this gesturey.
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EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique! Since the reference I used was so small I too didn't see that until I was finished with the study :P Since the study was mainly of the sky, I ignored it, but I agree I could have made it more clear in the final :hmm: Thanks again for feedback!
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:iconchyhy:
chyhy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
good impression. maybe i would add a little bit more details to trees
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'll keep that in mind in my next piece! ^^
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:iconfluffablesheep:
FluffableSheep Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
nice sunset colors
simplified ad loose sketch but I think you've capture the major details quite well
I can look at this and tell right away what you drew
great job =)
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconlaurabltrn:
Laurabltrn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: Oh my god!! That's so beautiful :love: The colors and lightening are just amazing, awesome job :nod:
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much~! :w00t:
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:iconlaurabltrn:
Laurabltrn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconartauxeo:
artauxeo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love this hanged on my art room. very good mate.
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! ^^
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:iconkuaiven:
kuaiven Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. :)
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really stunning and beautiful.
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :D
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:icontmunane:
tmunane Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
good strokes! looses a lot of the digital look by that.. cool!
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:iconelitejohan:
EliteJohan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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