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Making of Coca-Cola artwork by Ry-Spirit Making of Coca-Cola artwork by Ry-Spirit
Haven't done one of these tutorial in a while. And since while I was drawing this Coca-Cola piece I was making separate copies of em I thought I might as well put em together and create a 'making of..' artwork. Enjoy!

1. I begin with a very sketchy draft, a draft which I don't care about accuracy, detail or proportion. I try to let my mind go free, let my inner soul emerge onto the blank page. My hand loosely wander around on the graphic tablet like a drunken man on the street.

2. I then take a look at my current progress and can't help but vomit, something needs to be done about this mindless scribble. I start a new layer and redo every single line until it doesn't look rough anymore.

3. Then I would imagine what this artwork would look like with the proper lighting. Where are the lights coming from? The usual answer is 'top'... I would then add a very basic shadow just so that I kinda know what I wanna achieve at the end.

4. Not a care in the world I would randomly splash paint all over my artwork, messing around with the colors until the right 'tone' comes out. This is another step where I loosen up before I try to be accurate.

5. Now that we have some colors on the page, I would rethink what I actually want on the final image. I now start refining everything.. From colors to details on the characters, oh look the girl on the left even had a sex change!

6. I add details to everything now, I zoom in a lot and try to give each character a personality.

7. The cola blobs starts to have a proper face, the robot now has a logo, everyone is happy.

8. I thought the sky looks a little bit empty.. its pretty much just a boring sky with a lot of cola blobs flying around.. what can I add to make it more interesting? A COLA TORNADO! It really brought the artwork alive didn't it?

9. And now the cola tornado has curves.. I also fixed up the colors a bit, added tiny pieces of details, sprayed on a reflective shine on the cola blobs and there we have it! Also important is to add your name down the bottom so people knows who drew this. I am Ry-Spirit. Thanks for reading if you are still with us.

Final image can be viewed here [link] , please head over and fav it if u like.
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VanessaBettencourt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing composition, dynamic and full of life.
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0-zinx-0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I like how the guy was originally a girl
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ForeverLostt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
lmaoo didn't notice that
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0-zinx-0 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I did It was fairly funny and cool
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Slackmaster2012 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is awesome! It's really great that you put the work in progress up. It helps those of us who really aren't that good get some hope T_T
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dennia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
GREAT!! THANKS!!!
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nifty run-through!
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Helsic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow! just.... WOW!
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jaxces Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol.. I like how the girl on the side changes into a guy, and then he changes pants.. xD
Such detail and critical thought is put into your artwork.
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Arkan85 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
How many hours did you spent on it?
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