Friday, May 09, 2014

113 - Digital Painting: Landscape Studies

Landscape studies from photographs. Wanted to practice to Shaddy Safadi's (amazing) youtube tutorials on landscape painting. The first study didn't come out too well (I wasn't able to properly control my brushwork and ended making a mess of the textures and forms on the mountain), but I think the subsequent studies came out nicely once I got the hang of it.

  Some steps! Trying to distill what I learnt from the tutorial.
1 - Analyze the reference, study the image and figure out how to simplify the shapes.
2 - Blocking out and separating the major shapes, focusing on composition and "flow"
3 - Painting the inner shapes, separating areas of light and shadow and/or different materials.
4 - Colour underpainting. using complementary or exaggerated local colours as a base.
5 - Painting and rendering, focusing on choosing more accurate colours and communicating the forms.
6 - Continue refining, focus on unifying the image as a whole.

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