Expedition – Digital Painting Process

That’s a painting process for one of my newest digital paintings.
The painting called – Expedition (Click to see the final result)

Few notes:
* Painted in Photoshop CS5 with Genius Tablet.
* Mostly use the Chalk Brush and a few custom brushes I made (like the building brushes).
* Original size about 4000 pixels wide.

I’ll add later more explanaitions about the process, to make it more like a tutorial.
For now… enjoy!

 

Digital Painting Process

I start by placing some rough shapes with the Chalk brush.

Digital Painting Process

Working on one layer, starting from the background details. Putting some sort of a future / fantasy building there.

Digital Painting Process

Continue detailing the background tree with the use of some Branch brushes.

Digital Painting Process

Working more on front details, some grass, rocks etc… In addition, I’m adding two color layers – Levels & Color Balance.

Digital Painting Process

Now is the figure turn – must be more detailed than any other thing in the painting, cause I want it to be the first thing you look at it when you see the painting.

Digital Painting Process

Adding highlights to the background building, make it more 3D.

Digital Painting Process

Working now on the sky, without the regular clouds. Removing the spaceship that supposed to be there.

Digital Painting Process

Working on the depth by taking a low opacity textured Airbrush and a yellow color from the sky, and start brushing everything that is behind the figure.

Digital Painting Process

Continue detailing…

Digital Painting Process

Adding birds so the viewer can understand what the size of the tree.

Digital Painting Process

Another tree on the background…

Digital Painting Process

Blurring a bit of the background tree and adding the final Color Balance Layer to the painting.

Digital Painting Process

Some textures barely noticed… and Done.

 

Comments & questions are welcome,
Yours,
Amit.