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Annette Marnat

Ulysse Verhasselt - Portrait step by step

Sean SevestreEscort (process)

"So here are some steps I took along the way and I’ll say a bit about them because people seemed interested but firstly to see it full size open the image in a new tab. 

First row: I don’t have a set process and every piece is different. Most change a lot more than this one did but something I try to do with every piece is establish my overall values, colours and composition at the very start. This can sometimes take quite a while but for this painting the end of the first row is probably about an hour into the painting maybe a bit more. I use a bunch of brushes and I’m just focused on getting my big overall look.

Second row: So once the foundation is in I start working out the shapes and stuff. I looked at a bunch of horses and spend quite a while messing with the trees trying to balance out shapes and contrast. I try all sorts of brushes and smudges on various opacity and flow percentages to get marks that might work. On the last step of the row I got some suggestions from Eytan, widening the painting a bit either side and adding more snow to the trees.

Final: Changed the angle of the girls face to make the character interaction more obvious, more refining etc. The hardest and biggest part of the painting is completed in the first row. The brushes I use are just a mixture of other peoples like Jaime Jones, Sergey Kolesov and Whit Brachna so download theirs and you’ll have all of mine and more.”

jigokuen:

A quick peak at my process for painting characters - no backgrounds because I’m lazy. 

I am working on releasing a digital version of SPAM called SPAM Vol. 1.5! It will have all the images in the original book, plus 15 extra pages and at least 3 full, 1 hr -2 hr videos of my process for creating some of the images in the book! 

More information soon on when that will be released. 

eytanzana: Process for The Gathering

eytanzana: Process for The Gathering

processresource:

Zhu Tao’s Painting atmosphere process tree.

In the tree to tree temper growth even after timber harvesting have different personalities, some of them hard and dense oil, and some lines accessible, easy to crack some of the anger, some moist, such as fat, when we intend to learn more to draw more than one thing perhaps in addition to the design, there is another fun performance.

画树的气氛过程。

在生长的树有树的脾气,即使砍伐后的木材也有不同的性格,它们有的质坚油密、有的纹路通达、有的性怒易裂、有的温润如脂,当我们有意了解更多在去画一个事物也许除了设计、表现以外还有另一份乐趣。

tomscholes:

Another batch of spaceguns to help fill in some of the blanks not covered in the last batch: http://tomscholes.tumblr.com/post/74186485772

Here’s a link to the process video for those interested. 30x Realtime, pardon my zooming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQyWwuFxjsA

James Zapata - Knight of Crows (painting process)
Karla Ortiz - Fantasy character portrait demo .PDS file