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Lucky enough to have been asked to supply another little workshop for my favourite magazine around Christmas.  It's in issue 93 which hit the shelves February 1st in the UK, but should be available elsewhere in download format if you inhabit more interesting places and fancy a look.  It's just me playing about to create an image in SKetchbook Pro which stands as my equal favourite software with ArtRage.  They each have different things to offer and are both great.

Sketchbook Pro really is worth a look if you haven't taken advantage of the free trial already.  Don't take my word - track down the Bobby Chiu vidcap where he shows how he created the box cover image.  It's great as most Chiu content is.  He works in a different way to me, exploiting the adjustement controls to boost layer contrast after painting in subtle shades.  I go more with building up tonal range through an accumulation of layers set to multiply.  There's a vidcap I did to accomapny it the IFX magazine disk for those interested enough to buy it.  With a bit of luck the IFX crew might slap it into their Youtube stream at a later date if not.  Typically waffley stuff from me.

Bobby Chiu's SKB6 vid on Schoolism…
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful illustration Mr Nick, I haven't been on on your profile for a long while, will definitely look around :)
Nickillus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks EMilia. Don't worry, you haven't missed much.
Druakim Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice one Nick...Youre the reason i discovered Artrage...Now you point me at SKetchbook Pro...Im not sure if i should thank you or hate you for the impending financial void... :P Lovely image too!
Nickillus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Pyramid,
Well don't think of ditching ARtRage unless you're really not enjoying it anymore - and the financial void you mention might be made worse by the impending release of AR4 in case that passed you by. Although with SKB going for about £50 (UK) and upgrades of AR at 50 percent of the already low price you might still get to eat little bits now and again - with any luck.
Either way I hope it feeds your creative juices.
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