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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 Filmographer
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 Filmographer
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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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
24 hours....
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:iconarkan85:
Arkan85 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Thank you for your reply, friend =)
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bunny15539 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as expected your perspective is very beautiful. a great work of art here :)
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconbunny15539:
bunny15539 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome im looking forward to see more of your amazing artworks in the future :)
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Phoenix27ken Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love this tutorial so much. It's very nice and interesting to see all the work that happens behind the curtains to create such a great piece.
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RomaniZ Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
AWESOME tutorial!! Just one question though: What program you using?? I am DEEPLY SORRY if you get this question ALL the time but I'm working in Corel Painter for school and Photoshop for personal drawings and I was just wondering where you worked this piece in.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
photoshop
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:iconromaniz:
RomaniZ Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Kool, SO inspiring then!! Thanks for the reply :D
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COLA BATTLE!
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
number 4 looks pretty cool actually ^^
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y0shiip0shii Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you use photoshop? the colors in your artwork are so perfectly blended, the way that you paint it! i must know!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes
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whitestarflower Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
How many layers do you use in the final artwork?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
1
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NekoNojutshu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
@w@ OMGosh! THIS is what i been wanting to see ALL the time. THANK YOU SO SO Much! with your permission, i will Studie this "making Of" -can learn alot from You. ^_^

And i see how the Girl in red top changed into a Guy in Blue hehehe, Why? :P but, WOW Soo much Work that gone into this. amazing. ^_^ Makes me apreciate it so much more. Im sure You are Super Proud of yurself hey ;D.

Thank You again for this "making of" :star: Oh and i believe i did FAv it. ;D
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cheers buddy! Hope you can learn something from this 'Making of':D
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NekoNojutshu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
^_^ aw thank You! i will! ..
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morganobrienart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
This is brilliant!
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HJsayys Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice to see your thought process for working on your drawings :]
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k-hots Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"My hand loosely wander around on the graphic tablet like a drunken man on the street."
reminds me of an oc street fighter i was going to make...
did you try to color the coke monsters a bit darker? i think it might be interesting to see more black/white/red...
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mvishhungry731 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
#1 is better than anything I've ever drawn in my life. .___.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well dont give up, just keep doing it:D
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:iconmvishhungry731:
mvishhungry731 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Thanks so much for the advice! :)
Btw, what art program do you use?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
photoshop
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:iconmvishhungry731:
mvishhungry731 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Aww, shoot. I don't have that. :/
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
there are other softwares out there that are similar, like Sai or Gimp. i never tried.. but you may wanna giv it a go. If not then just stick to traditional drawing, if done properly it can be just as good
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mvishhungry731 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
^_^
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greenate Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanx for the tutorial!
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Assasin-Kiashi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HOORAY FOR SEX CHANGES MIDWAY DRAWING!
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Sutoroberi-tea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student
Oh wow... yes it is very inspirational... Seeing as though my artistic juices flow like drips these days... Thank you so much for sharing this! Its amazing!
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ricebao Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow it really is inspiring seeing how wonderful pictures come about! Your picture became even more amazing to me after I saw this! *o*
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allisonchinart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing! This is really inspirational/helpful to me :D

If I may ask, about how many layers do you usually use? And on step 5, do you add color directly, or on a multiply layer?
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i tend to merge layers once i think it feels good, so usually i only have 2 to 3 layers going on, then merge and add another layer, then merge etc etc. Step 5 i am painting over it. Step 4 however is a multiply layer
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Elmihy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thanks so much for posting this! Your process is really interesting and I hope to incorporate step 4 in some of my drawings to learn from it. ^^ The way you color and the atmosphere you create always astounds me. ^^^ I found "I then take a look at my current progress and can't help but vomit," interesting because there are many times that I like my sketches because they have a freedom/organicness that's hard to convey in my lineart, so i spend a lot of time trying to recapture that when I ink... then and again, none of my drawings have the same "finished" look that yours do. ^^
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad its great help
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ayanekomuro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing e_e
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IkouKaabii Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thank you!
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empire539 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really helpful and cool.
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SousLeCiel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student
nice nice, miss ur livestream. hope u have time to stream some soon :D
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