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[Step by step] Pkmn trainer DamaiMikaz by DamaiMikaz [Step by step] Pkmn trainer DamaiMikaz by DamaiMikaz
Many people have asked me to make video's from my drawing process over time, and I've always gracefully declined.
Why? First of all because it takes me ages to make a painting and most software only records an hour or so. Secondly because my drawing process is often chaos and I doubt anyone would be able to learn something from that when watching it on video.

Despite all that, I've taken quite a few screenshots over my last painting.
I've put them in a nice step-by-step with a few descriptions to give you a general idea of how I paint.
This isn't a real tutorial that explains you every single bit of what I do, but more of a chart that shows you the general idea of how I work. I hope it can be somehow helpful to you guys.

Please hit the download button for the full resolution.
Final work can be found here;
Pokemon trainer DamaiMikaz... by DamaiMikaz 
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:iconsavianomarcio:
SavianoMarcio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Interessante esse jeito de pintar!

Interesting the way to paint!
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Princess-Eevee9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I like this. Not biased at all cause I love Porygon-Z. Nope. But really the coloring, lighting, and overall care you put into this piece is beautiful.
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FairyofEtheria Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Thanks for sharing this! I haven't played around much with digital art recently, seeing as I don't know much about digital painting, so it's great to see other artists' processes. <3
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Dark-Tekar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
wow , greatClap 
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:icontheshipperoflove:
theshipperoflove Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool ;)
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:iconbluestrose:
BluestRose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What program do you use for this? I use a sketchbook pro 6 program. Do you use Sai paint tool?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop.
But as I usually work in one layer, any program will do
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:iconbluestrose:
BluestRose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What kind of photoshop. I have photoshop as well, but drawing on it sucks.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use CS6 for now.
But I've used any version ever since the earlier 7 came out
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:iconkazukomika:
KazukoMika Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mayb i should do it too, looks interesting XD
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:iconottinho:
Ottinho Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great! Thanks for share this:)
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:iconinflatablegrapefruit:
InflatableGrapefruit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is going to be hugely helpful to me in the coming months, I think. Thank you for this! I am a dummy! 
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:iconcykuta:
Cykuta Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This is great :)
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:iconraymondeternal:
RaymondEternal Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Awesome step by step work :clap:
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know why, but I love halos x)
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:iconchromarin:
Chromarin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
I've seen a bunch of "no lineart" tutorials/processe, but this approach is not familiar to me. Very interesting!
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:iconchibiidiototaku:
ChibiIdiotOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The change always seems impressive. It looks like so much effort is put into it. (O v O")
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:iconavaktor:
AvakTor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, it's always interesting to see how a work progresses from rough to finished.
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LadyElasa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty! ^ ^
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NightSound76 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's useful, interesting and very awesome. Thanks!
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Black1starr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OH MY GOD THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! to actually see you do a step by step owo !!
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:iconwasahbiart:
WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaaah....nothing i look at will surprise me anymore...your art just blows most people out the window..
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know... it's just your icon combined with your (often enthusiastic) comments... that are always so contradicting to me.
In a good way, that is XD
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WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Miss that is one of the Best things someone has ever said about my icon.. (◎ヮ◎) and I don't know if its just me(cause im too weird for my own good, but i do think it was just me) but when i read your comment, I spat my toothpaste and started to literally 'ROFL' ( ⊙﹏⊙) I seriously dont know why it happened but it just poof, jumped out of my throat or something 'cause it took a while to calm down...the weird stares from my family helped the calming process..( ⊙︿⊙ )..

Anyways, thank you for this compliment!! I really appreciate it! hug 

and yknow i thought you were a bit scarey, but your not scary at all >.<
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me? Scary? Whatfor? 0__o
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WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just goes that way for me when i see new people WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  i dont know why bunneh icon17 
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blonde and they say I have a friendly face 0__o
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WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mochizou Ooji (Nervous) [V1] oh you do! you do you do....i mean not that you didnt i just think all people are scary at first.. Froggy Emoji-20 (Sweating) [V1] 

words arent so good to me so ill just creep back into my dark little cave now. .hide 
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kalaniii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a ton this is going to help me so much to get started with photoshop painting :D
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Yuvena Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for sharing this with us^^ It's interesting to see how others draw and the "trick" with the opacity is surely something that I can use. thanks:D
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Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool to see how you work! :D I never saw someone starting with grey tones but I think it helpes for the contrast right?! :D
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SummerisleDog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
It's awesome to see what your process looks like.  Thank you for making it!
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pufflemon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome palette
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:iconspiderzed:
SpiderZed Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Wow, thank you for step by step! It helping me to learn how to start drawing on own!
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Stolich Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thanks for posting this. I am having some major issues when it comes to coloring my line work. This definitely helps in breaking certain things down to make the process easier.
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Wingman2014 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, this is so cool!!!
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it's nice seeing the process behind the work you do. It seems that every artist has their own method they use to guide themselves. But, as you said putting together a good piece is always chaotic. It's a lot of trial and error. 
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, it's always lots of trial and error :)
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i2PLY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The color in grey-scale first is interesting to me. Maybe that's common knowledge for people who have taken classes and stuff?

But for someone like me who has no actual training with anything other than their own simple tinkering, I found that really helpful. Being the indecisive scatter brain I am.. coloring stuff is always a hurdle whenever I actually do something (which isn't often, or anything extravagant lols). Thinking in terms of grey's while just laying out shading instead of doing it all in color on a one single go would make things move along a lot easier and probably faster, I often just get lazy/rush it doing it that way too.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doing grey scale helps you putting down the values.
Just look for value painting. Might be interesting to look for :)
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KuroNeko369 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I always admire artist! I can barley draw stick figures
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DJZalgo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
very veryy awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Neko Girl-13 (Fangirling Sparkles) [V1] 
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Suchacommotion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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secretman9 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! You're the best!

Well, maybe not the best, but you are one of my favorite people I watch. You always have great art and great advice in your journals.
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TheFunKeyWays Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh I'm so glad you can draw again TvT Er... I hope you feel a little better now...
P.S: POOOOKEEEEMOOOOON So awesome!!! (I don't know this pokemon but... =v= )
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FerventTiger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist
WHOAH. thisisfantastic. Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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adamafan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
most impressive :-)
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sakuchaoran Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really helpfull for the beginning . just one thinh, i don't understand, how you pass the step 6  to the step 7 ?  is there layer you delete ?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I just refine stuff a bit more and adjust colors with a bunch of color filters in photoshop
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sakuchaoran Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ik i see  =)  .  thabnk a lot  =D
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