Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A new fantasy picture
Yesterday I started to paint a new piece. Nothing spectacular in the layout or composition,
but I want to do a fully colored picture with a convincing light.
While painting I look into the works of John Howe, who is really great with watercolors.
For this WIP I stepped the drawing part and directly post the first color layer.
I think it already gives a nice feel of where this hopefully will be going. ^^
A convincing sky with clouds and all that is surprisingly difficult to do, at least on this size.
STEP2: Focussing on the grass, mixing a yellowish green with some ocre and a little blue for the different parts.
Step 3: Bringing in the details and shadows, for which I used a mix of violet, indigo and some browns
Step4: Removing the rubber on the highligts, cleaning up the outlines with some white Acyrl color and stengthening some contrasts with pencils.