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Hey all!

 I know it's been years since I've been active, a lot has happened in that time. I finished college, I finished grad school, I published a game on Steam, and now I'm a freelance concept artist! Yaay! I am trying to revamp my online presence now so I'll be posting here again, hoping to get back into the community some as well! Thanks to everyone who kept me on your watch list (you probably just forgot about me lol) and get ready for some new stuff~

Hoorah!

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Meagan Glennon
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Concept Artist | Illustrator | Game Artist

Current Residence: Orlando, Florida
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Ahsoka by mOOg267
Ahsoka
How about that season 2 finale huh?

Process video in the works! Support me on Patreon to get it first! www.patreon.com/mglennonart?ty…
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Rey Tutorial by mOOg267
Rey Tutorial
Rey step by step

1. Sketch the basic shape of the head and jaw line.

2. Sketch out markers for the ears, brows, eyes, nose and mouth as well as the hair and neck.

3. Define and polish the features, I use the lasso tool and free transform a lot in this phase to push, pull, squish, and stretch the features until they match my reference or look right (if i don’t have a photo).

4. More polishing, more lasso tool and transform, fixed the jaw line a bit more.

5. When I’m happy with the base sketch, I save it to a new layer and hide it (in case i fuck up) then make the original layer multiply. I then try to color pick from the photo I’m using to find the mid tone for each part then use those tones to “flat” my colors in a layer under the sketch layer. If you aren’t using a photo then shame on you and just guess on colors.

6. Merge the sketch down on the colors so it’s all one layer. I color pick more to get the basic variations down. I lay out a rough version of the lighting information. Nothing is too detailed or sharp. Juts blurry color info to get the basic idea.

7. Just keep color picking and filling in the lighting information. I’m very rough and sketchy in this part. I also use a brush that has “Transfer” turned on with pen pressure so I can get even more color variations. At some point I also made a new Overlay layer and added some blush with a soft brush then merged it down when I was happy with it.

8. I erased the hair strands that weren’t working and drew in new ones. Basically you’re making a blurry image sharp in this step. Just keep refining the image into smaller and smaller details. I also use the Liquefy filter A LOT in this phase. Lasso and free transform causes a bunch of gaps so Liquefy works best. Mostly the push tool but sometimes bloat and pinch. Just keep making adjustments to the features.

9. Smudge! I used the smudge tool at 40% strength to blend the sketchy colors together. I like to keep some of the sketchy look so I don’t blend it too much. Be very careful not to over blend.

10. On a new layer using the “Soft Light” mode, paint in more lighting. I use a pale yellow to highlight the light parts and a greyish blue for the shadows. I just use a brush with 0% hardness. I also turn the opacity of the soft light layer to 40-50% what ever looks best. You want it to help the contrast but not blow out the image.

11. Added a color balance adjustment layer to finish it off. This is a personal preference thing cause I like my images to be more saturated and have more vibrant colors and color picking alone usually doesn’t do it enough. My rule is usually highlights should be warmer and shadows should be cooler and midtones are whatever works best for the image. Rey has a yellowish undertone in her skin and clothes so I kept an orange-yellow midtone, but Poe is more red.

Extra info:
USE REFERENCE! there’s no shame in using reference for poses, faces, colors, or anything! Everyone uses reference. It’s not cheating. Especially for something like this which is essentially a photo study.

Use what ever tools you are most comfortable with. I use photoshop and have a wacom cintiq companion 2 but if you’re more comfortable with SAI and an intuos 4 then use that. You do not need to spend more money to make better stuff. Practice is more important.

You don’t need fancy brushes. I literally only used three brushes and only one of those was custom. I mostly try to use a “sketching” brush with transfer turned on and controlled with pen pressure.

I’ve uploaded an accompanying video that captured from the flat colors on: youtu.be/b6YzXaaF0u0 . Let em know if you have questions or want to see more!
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Rey by mOOg267
Rey

Rey is done~

 I’m making a step by step and hopefully a time lapse video for this one. Unfortunately the video wasn’t working for the sketch phase, but at least the coloring was captured. I’ll have a more in depth video for Finn.
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atinvaN Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness, your art is amazing! would love to learn from you :D
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
May beauty and wisdom surround and enrich you every day of the year.  May you laugh as often as you learn, may you know love and give love, may you see beauty and know it beautiful, may you dance instead of sigh, laugh instead of weep, and see the wonder of creation swirling always around you.  Might joyous memories and happy encounters leave you with a smile the normal wear and tear of life can never banish for long.  May you relish and surpass every new challenge, and seek adventure bravely.  Have the happiest of birthdays, and thank you for the gifts you gave US!  
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MirroredHearts Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We would love to have you, 

www.illustratedartwork.com/

Our website is a community graphics website, you post your artwork for others to critique and comment on, we also are beginning our competitions tomorrow!  You will have a chance to have friendly competition and we host a monthly competition for cash prizes.  

This community is a place for connect with other artists and expand on your skills in the process.  

Things we have, Facebook like chat, A gallery for you to post your art, as well as forums so you can be apart of the community, We also are adding tons of features everyday. 

We have a lot of upgrades coming in the very near future and would love to have you with us!
-MH
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phr34kish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
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:woohoo: :cake: !~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~! :cake: :woohoo:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
May this day be the start of a glorious, happy year's ride 'round the sun on Carousel Earth, with the ups and downs making you hold on all the more tightly and reach out, laughing, for the brass ring and another ride! May your friends smile to see you, strangers regard you with interest, and may wisdom and laughter surround you always so that you never lack for either.  May you look back at this day and the days to come in fond memory, agreeing that this was... A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

See how much more you get with a year's accrued interest?
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
May this year's carousel ride 'round the sun be a complete joy, the ups and downs just making the ride more fun until you happily grab the gold ring for the next one! Happy Birthday!
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
happy birthday yo :D
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Rakka o w o, :iconlonnkev: is bringing back the Keyguards 8) :iconneokeyguards: If you're interested, of course > w > < w <;;;
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MegaDanEXE Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Are you taking commissions Rakka? I'm Luis' friend Danny, let me know if you're interested in this project
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist
happy birthday yo :)
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Ongaku-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Happy happy bday to you! :hug: :cake:
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Megaman1988 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday Crazy Person!
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May your birthday be of happiness and stuff 83
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naughtygrl144 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
thanks for the amazin' OC commission!
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Ongaku-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol I love your webcam. XDDD
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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I'm gonna jump to the conclusion that you're significantly farther than me in PKMN.
Which fossil did you get or planning to get?
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minipancakes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
/slaps
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