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Kevin the Warrior Monk by ArtbyMaryC Kevin the Warrior Monk by ArtbyMaryC
So, I found an awsome photomanip tutorial by :iconsheharzad-arshad: which inspired me to try it. I've always wanted to do something w/some pics my friend K gave me from his trip to China a couple years back, and this seemed perfect. I wanted to give it an early morning feel w/the mist and a yellow gradient to one side for sunlight. I tried to make rays but didn't really know how and my attempts were very akward so I just used a plain gradient. I'm told the sign on the door says Shaolin Temple. I'm planning on hanging on to this until x-mas or some other occasion to get it printed 15x22 and gift it to him. I hope he is pleased with it :) *update he loved it*

I cropped the photo down alot to give it a vertical format. When I have a chance I'll add a link to the original photo for comparison. I don't hav any flash software so I couldn't do the phasing thing in the tutorial.

For textures I layered on by :iconcoco-stock: on the clothing (although I think it got blended down too much and might not be visible enough). by :iconenframed: for the temple walls. The lower temple walls (the brown bits to the sides of the stairs): but has since been removed from DA :/ for the ground and stairs was by :iconshockbeam: And finally a stock photoshop pattern for the foggyness.

Photoshop 7.0. April 2008

Image Copyright Mary Caldera - All Rights Reserved
Edit 7/13 - links fixed (i hope)
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willdrawforfood Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Awesome! I'm sure he'll love it.
murdock49 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i like that painting, especially the slight dust is very atmospheric... but when reading ur comment, unfortunately, none of the links worked :(
neversaythehit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
advanced critique: I do think the body shading is a bit too soft and i do think the outlines are a bit too thick.. but damn, i like the pose soo much, the yellow lightning on his face the mist, the cool costume,he looks so much like a shaolin monk, cause they look a bit different from most chinese people in the cities.. and i also train shaolin kung fu a bit, more of the iron skills and the chi meditation, cause in here nobody know the i use more of the normal kicks for kick side kick round house etc. and practising for iron palm..
sevasone Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Pretty cool. I gotta check out that tutorial. I thought I was decent at photo shop but I still haven't perfected that technique.
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! yeah I keep finding tutorials with new photoshop techniques on here! it's great
Karelliann Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Makes me want to try the tutorial. This is awesome. It goes to my favs. :)
Karelliann Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, the link won't work. :(
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOHOO!!! made it to 200 views on this piece today! *happydance*
oryza Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
I like how you've done the guy. Kind of reminds me of those 'King of Fighters' character pics. I also like the door.

(I think the writing says 'Shaolin Temple';)
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Shaolin Temple, got it - thank you!!! look up King of Fighters...
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh! Super,
I'll try too! :)
EivindHansen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Awsome! I also tried that tutorial


I found it very helpful.. though mine didnt get the same drawing-effect :P
Sheharzad-Arshad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
that turned out beautiful
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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April 14, 2008
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Camera Data

PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio S30
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 18, 2004, 3:04:19 AM