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Psylocke + video tutorial by diablo2003 Psylocke + video tutorial by diablo2003
Speed video of the entire work time condensed into 4 minutes:[link]

A 3.5 hour quickie of Psylocke from The X-Men done in photoshop entirely.

I get asked a lot how I draw or how I ink or how I color so I thought this would be a good way to show from start to finish. You can see Psylocke come together from a blank sheet of paper to the rough pencils, to the inks and then all the way to what you see above. Unfortunately, some of the color rendering file got corrupted so it's missing a little toward the end but I plan on doing another one of these for full color rendering sometime in the near future. If you have any suggestions for techniques you'd like to see please feel free to mention them here or on the Youtube video page.

Hope you dig!
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Josado Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Wow, so gorgeous. Psylocke is my favorite X-lady. That said, I'd so buy a print of this!
jungmeisters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a superior Psylocke right there! Fantastic work!
umbatman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
great work but a red sash man
diablo2003 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the X-force version of Psylocke so her sash is greyish white.
umbatman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
so if i attemp to draw this, its not copying as youve given it as a tutorial, how did you get that shine on her and 1 more thing any tutorials on dynamic  posing
diablo2003 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you draw it then yes, you are copying it but there's nothing wrong with that if it's just for practice and you credit me as the originator when/if you post it. Which specific shine are you talking about?
umbatman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah ofcourse ill credit you, im struggling with the fands and feet, rest of the body i  can draw but about the shine, i ment the highlights on here outfit and  how do i improve the dynamic poses
CresentChaos-DLShise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do you know if i may use your picture as a render ^-^ i will give you credit ^-^
Gargu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Gargu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Her feet seriously look like cloves here.
wnter06 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Psylocke very a nice girl but i'm best girl rogue
FrostimusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
do you have a version of her without the design behind?
you're amazing!
MetallumJazz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student
You're a really good artist and the video was very informative to me.

However I find two things a little awkward. Her breasts and right foot. The initial "pencil" looked fine but once you inked and colored it up I felt that the values of these two areas seemed off.

I'm not too good with technical terms but the highlights on her chest seems to sit a little oddly with the surround flat black.

Her left foot doesn't seem to be resting completely well on the ground... seems a little floaty. The overall tonal range in her left foot and chest area could be a little more detailed I think...

I wish I could communicate what it is that I'm thinking exactly much better... unfortunately I have to study up on my art vocab.

I do admire your other works btw =) Keep up the fantastic work...
Alysandir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Consider this: if you stare at any piece of art long enough, you will eventually find flaws. Why? Because even if the piece is technically perfect, your mind will invent flaws where there aren't any. That is a truism for art in general (and coincidentally why many a song you went crazy for when you first heard it gets lame after a time).

So knowing that there are flaws in every piece - real or imagined - ask yourself this: are they a bad thing? Some would say a piece lacks character and soul if it isn't at least a little flawed.
MetallumJazz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student
Don't be so dramatic.

Whatever I pointed out earlier was distracting to me PERSONALLY!

The dude is a leagues above as an artist than I am. Whatever I wrote was implied as doubts more than anything, that I was hoping the artist would clear up for me.
Alysandir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

"Dramatic," eh? I was giving you food for thought; if you're this defensive, perhaps you should consider a different vocation.
MetallumJazz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student
"This defensive"? Yeah okay man...

I appreciate you trying to give me something to think about.
Alysandir Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This absolutely needs to available for sale at some point, as well as the pagoda background one. Not enough artists do wall art that's beautiful without being cheesecake.
irishwitch56 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
psylocke is the coolest you do a wonderful underful job drawing here
studmuffintommee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
monsterpaperbag Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
It's the face that gets to me.
MaDSaM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfull Psylocke. And finally a pic without high heels. ;)
Steeline Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think your work is wonderful and inspiring to other artist it diffidently was to me.
CodenameMakoto Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Great job, I love how her hair isnt really prim and perfect set. Great work :)
TheMarCsMaN13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cyberzonion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So awesome. Great work. The video was great and very helpful. But I was wondering, which program did you use for this.
Eye-Of-The-Rooster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HEY MAN wow thanks so much FOR THIS WAS SO GREAT TO SEE THE VIDEO! I love your work..
illahstrait Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
excellent psylocke
dragonmaster033 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
:worship: that is awesome, i definitely dig!
DoYouHaveYourTowel42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that was an amazing video! I gotta learn how to do that :D
tearsinraine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome drawing.. thanks also for the video.. fun watch!
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Awesome work here
DoYouHaveYourTowel42 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :) I'll check out the video
Caileanmor Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
great work! I'm checking out the video now!!
King1cheetah Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
she cute
mannycartoon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
HA! Black Bettie was a nice touch BTW.
N1X0R Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great piece, love the music choice for the vid *grins* probably would have gone with the psyblade version for her other hand, and maybe red lips but that's just minor aesthetics, this pic is truly well done.
Tullyman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Beautifully done. One of few Psylockes that is almost proportioned correctly.
nejo233 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
simply amazing...luv it :)
SpiralLord Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student
i like that new design of psylocke
fidelio64 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
mcherry1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I know she is ninja and all, but those tabi shoes suck. It gives her camel-toe - and not the kind of camel-toe we all know and love.
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The single greatest Psylocke picture I've ever seen. It doesn't have action, there's no extravagant pose -- but that's because it doesn't need any.
SolarisInk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice. All the colors harmonize :)
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn...this is really tight!
Awesome line work and composition.
damzo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student
Love the vid and the work. If possible could you do a tutorial on how to do shadows and highlights thanks
BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AAAhhhh Soo gooood!
orabich Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great work !

Radhikita Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
aaaahh, psylocke. always a stunner.
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