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'Dog' Walker Mech by MikeDoscher 'Dog' Walker Mech by MikeDoscher
I finished up a pencil sketch from a few months ago. I probably won’t take it any further, but there were a couple of ideas I wanted to finish before I doubled down on the book.
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Some1Silly Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
spectacular! utter phenomenal detail.

time for an explosive game of fetch.
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I read it as "dog walker".  I thought: Why would anyone need a mech to walk their dog?  What the heck does their dog look like??
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!!!
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I could definitrlyvsee that creeping arpund American bases on patrol in 10 years.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Do you scan them in and then reline them and color them? Or do you use a micron pen?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I usually just scan the pencils and keep the pencils as the linework in a multiply layer over the colors. I'll adjust my levels and do some manual cleanup, but a little bit of noise looks nice to me. I also tend to work with 0.3mm and 0.5mm technical pencils, so the cleanup isn't too onerous. Here's an example of how this process works out for me currently: mikedoscher.deviantart.com/art…

Usually I work on 11x14 paper and scan at 600dpi, so it makes the linework even finer, so most of the hairiness disappears on its own.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Well Im glad to know Im doing something right lol I scan my pencils in on 11x14 as well at 600 DPI.
But I always dont know if I should reline them or what, setting to multiply is a good idea i will try that. Still learning the color process as I am entirely a traditionally taught artist. PS is very new for me.

Ya I saw the Marigold a couple days ago, Im a long time watcher just never thought to ask you about your lines. I do like that look that the end result brings, maybe you should jump on board with the others and do some Gumroad tutorials (hinty hint hint) :clap:

Either way, I like the style, always have. In fact you were one of the first artists I watched.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Getting a good scan is important. I usually don't mess with the scan quality in the scanner software, but without fail I'll monkey with the levels a lot in Photoshop. I might do some Gumroad stuff sometime, but I need to get this book out this year if I can.

I'm glad you like my work so much. I enjoy yours as well.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Im still learning all the settings in Photoshop, but I try to do tutorials and learn from the veterans out there. I forgot you were trying to get the book done, you should definitely focus on that 100%. Stopping mid project wouldnt be a good plan. You can always add tutorials in the future.

Thank you! That means a lot. :aww: I am always most impressed by the artists who take the time to respond to their fans. =)
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
In the meantime, if you haven't played with levels before, you may find it a very useful tool, and gives more sophisticated results than just adjusting the brightness and contrast. I go into it here in step 2, just a little: mikedoscher.deviantart.com/art…

I was once like you, and I daresay you may be something like me someday. I always have time for other artists. :)
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