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Extra Mighty Mouse Walkthrough by Madspeitersen Extra Mighty Mouse Walkthrough by Madspeitersen
Here is a walkthrough of my Extra Mighty Mouse artwork.

#1 2 3 4
Ruff idea, sketching out all the different directions this could go in. Here you really should make all the mistakes, and get clear at what it is you wish to create :)

#5
Scanning in, clean up and dividing layers in Photoshop. Settling on final perspective.

#6 7
Drawing the gearworks. Do this with the circle tools and masks. Focus on the details afterwards.

#8 9
Take the flat gears and skew them in perspective so that they fit your image. Then take a copy of that layer, darken it a bit and move it behind the first. Move it a couple of pixels backwards with your arrow buttons, until the right 3d look is there. Repeat this process until your satisfied and has a solid 3d look. Explore early color palette

#10 11
Early shadow and lightning, explore colors, add some textures. Highlights on gears

#12 13
more detailed shadows and textures, begin details on gear and skeleton.

#14 15
Working on shadows, highlights, lightning and detail. Added the running man.

#16
Finalising lightning and shadow, some late color reflections:) and Tadaaaa;)

See my art shop here :[link]
contact me on Madspeitersen@gmail.com
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Takashimurasaki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
HEY Madpeirtersen, i really love your work. truly inspiring, its given motivation to start learning to make digital art and also tackle my fear softwares in general.

i woud really appreciate if you could tell me the tools you use to make these masterpieces. (i apologise if you've already answered that on the site)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Takashimurasaki :wave: Its an honor to hear that my work inspires you to start working on digital artwork :) I have drawn the sketches in hand, scanned them in and then give them the full workaround in Photoshop. To better draw in Photoshop i use my ever trusted Wacom intuos drawing tablet. This is a must ;) If your interested in close working description, i have written down the process in the comments below my WIP toturials :hug: Enjoy
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ansunobe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh-h-h, creative!!! :)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe exactly ;) Hope you get some nice tricks
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ansunobe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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RealityInDreams Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Photographer
the gear part is really cool~~ but again, I have next to no knowledge with these things... >_<;;;;
awesome work and walkthrough.
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot my friend, The gears are really what makes this piece come togheter. I hope that it gives you inspration :)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow wouldn't mind using that ;)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx mate, sure be my guest ;) Hope you try it out
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The process is very intriguing to say the very least. at my current level i had a hard time comprehending the process let alone manage to put it together. however using this as a reference may not be a bad idea for pieces further down the road ;)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot my friend:) Im glad that you like it. There is years of practise and study before i got to the level where i am now. And im just glad that alot of the really good artist here on DA post Work in progress like this one. There is so much to learn and try out. I hope that you will find inspiration, challenge yourself and create something coo ;)
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah your welcome. years of studying huh. I can believe it and I've found a lot of good artists here as well. It is true a lot of experimenting is required but it's worth it. And thank you for the encouragement ;)
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Heartsu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is amazing! O_O ~♥
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx alot my friend ;) glad you like it
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Revan-Ghost Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, I love walkthroughs! They are like getting inside of particular artist head for a second and getting out with some new tricks to try out :D
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Ghost :wave: Hehe thats a great way of putting it ;) Im glad that you enjoyed it, hope that you found something in there that you can use ;)
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Revan-Ghost Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, thanks ;) Well, at least a few things I think but "it will all come out in the wash" as the saying goes :D
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SWEI Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Haha i actually did up the same mouse based around your work a couple weeks back: [link]

Sick as always man. Keep 'em coming~
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha nice, thats cool :) You actually made it in the anatomy as a mouse ;) thanx alot, im happy that I inspired you. Btw, I really like your work, your sketchbook work is dope ;)
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L-AhDesign Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
it's amazing that you made a walkthrough for your work.. I really appreciate being able to see the process..
Thank you
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome, im glad that it inspires you guys and that i can help out at the same time :) thats one of the great things about deviantart ;)
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japanass Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
step-by-step always looks like a 20 minute job; it's awesome you did this with your own hands!
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot mate, hehe its more like a + 20 hours job ;) yeah handcrafted is always very cool, i love to see how good and skilled alot of artist are. And showing in a WIP like this says it all ;)
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brightless Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how did you do that stuff with the wheels thingy? they went from 2d to 3d like magic! all by hand or was it something special?

Great job btw.
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx alot :) Its all by hand, its been years since i worked in any 3d program ;)

You see the flat gears at step 7. Take these and skew them in perspective so that they fit your image. Then take a copy of that layer, darken it a bit and move it behind the first. Then move it a couple of pixels backwards with your arrow buttons, until the right 3d look is there ;) Repeat this process until your satisfied ;)

Thanx for you great question. Test it out, and let me know ;)

Mads
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brightless Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow thanks so much for the great reply! I'll test it, it sounds simple and the result is like, awesome!

Keep up the great work, and again, thank you so much for the quick and so helpful reply! :)

cheers!
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, no problem :) Im glad that I can inspire you guys and help out a little at the same time ;)
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fmacmanus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love your stuff man <3
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Fmacmanus, thanx alot mate. I want to explore some new directions in this before i finish my series ;) So hearing this means alot
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fmacmanus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha man I've faved every single piece you've ever done :)
All of them are SO awesome and original... a long series though! you've been doing this style for quite a while!
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really, you faved all of them?! Thanx alot:) Im quite happy to see the kind of attention it has attracted, so I wish to continue it just a little bit more. I have some new ideas and styles that i would like to test out ;)
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