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Smurf Sighting - Process by NateHallinanArt Smurf Sighting - Process by NateHallinanArt
I meant to post this a while ago but it slipped my mind. I'm sure some of you are curious on how I went about doing this image. This isn't a full detailed explanation but I hope it helps. I have to give back to all the artists here that support me. ;)

Click here to see final image.
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:iconchristiankolle:
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
still this is awesome 3 years later
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:icontheunrealme:
theunrealme Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
When I first saw this I assumed it was a 3D model rendered out with awesome detail, but to see that you digitally painted this... not quite sure how to convey how impressed I am.
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sandrabauser Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just love this so much!!! :D  Love all your work Nate
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dynsen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Great tutorial
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Ivain7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
nice, but it is exactly the detailed explanation of how you did it that most people beginning in these fields need. one of your steps is enough to make a whole tutorial on. a really great drawing though
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:iconobiobi8:
obiobi8 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconbleskobleska:
Bleskobleska Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful. 
I was inspired to draw this picture of my own smurf, Thanks
PS: I'm sorry for my bad English :/
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconzara-leventhal:
zara-leventhal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconwakematta:
WaKeMaTTa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jaja nice :D

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:iconeddieholly:
EddieHolly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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:iconnayankamaliya:
NayanKamaliya Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing work!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconchristiankolle:
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello Nate, good to see the Explanatory on the Smurf, I saw this maybe a year ago on your webpage. good to see your artwork is coming along nicely.
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey Chris! Nice to see you on here and thank you!
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:iconchristiankolle:
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I was on here ages ago and lost the account information password etc so starting over, and your welcome.
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:iconsissy-baby:
Sissy-Baby Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
OMG! it's stunning!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconwizjer:
wizjer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Imposibru! O_O Omg, no words. Amazing, incredible...
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconjoshburns:
JoshBurns Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks for sharing
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:iconyuilovepainting:
yuilovepainting Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh,It's soooo cool!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconatomiccircus:
AtomiccircuS Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
here you are =D i found the smurf first on CGsociety awesome jobe =D

I try to study it and make my own version of it , i just finished the painting :

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It to bad that i dident find you before it would help a bit to see what process you used to create it =)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
True, but I bet you learned a lot doing it on your own.
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:iconatomiccircus:
AtomiccircuS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes i did =) thank you again for the inspiration , love your work.

You dont have some tutorial videos on youtube by eny chance ?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
nope, sorry
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I always love seeing walkthroughs :) Keep them up! I love your rendition of the Smurfs :)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks I'll try to post more. :)
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:iconiamdemsugar:
iamdemsugar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconbuzzlair:
buzzlair Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
wonderful
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:iconolivier-ventura:
Olivier-Ventura Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I just love it ! I wish they have done the movie with your vision of the smurf !
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well hopefully I'll be doing some film work here soon.
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Olivier-Ventura Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
nice ! congrats !
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:iconmanitwo:
manitwo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Oh. My. God.

Thanks!
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:iconplain-kady:
plain-kady Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the smurf process and the metamorphosis from stage one to the last.. Seen it complete on CGtalk.. the snail hunt makes the image funny even though the smurf has a serious face.. great work!!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, yeah I wanted to give him a little edge.
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:iconpengciljay:
pengciljay Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
太厉害了!
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:iconiatemypencils:
iatemypencils Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
perfect, thx!
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differentego Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful :thumbsup:
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:iconyogfingers:
YogFingers Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg amazing!
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
WOOOOOT !

I bet there are some people who still won't believe it.
Best smurf going :)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
There always are.
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willpheonix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Awesome work man, and thanks for posting this ;)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
No problem
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JRCoffron Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Did you use a layer mask the whole time?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I used layer masks a few times on certain details but if you referring to the solid shape and painting on it; I used "Lock transparent pixels."
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JRCoffron Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I know I should know this....but how do you lock transparent pixels?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Select the layer you want to lock and then click the checkerboard icon where it says "lock" on the layers tab.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this a CS5 thing? haven't used that tool before...
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