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July 22, 2015

New Sci-Fi FUN! process

 I first started with some black and white value studies just to find the major shape language and basic composition. I am not worrying about details at this stage just brainstorming.

Once I've explored a variety of value studies I picked my favorites and added some color as well as a little bit more details to flesh out the idea and story. If the painting is built off a strong thumbnail then I won't be worried about how it will turn out after hours of polish.

I decided to move on with "A" and began to work out the design of the building and props in 3D. With this I can accurately arrange my design in 3D without sweating scale, perspective and overall consistency.  

Now I polish the painting and flesh out the idea with photo textures and brushwork. Here in this stage I remain loyal to that original thumbnail and with the 3D block mesh create a more accurate depiction. 
and the finish!

1 comment:

Syrena Seale said...

Thank you for sharing your process with us. I'd have a hard time moving past the thumbnail stage because they all look good to me. What 3D program did you use to construct the landscape? Also, I love the 'matte' finish on your final painting. How did you achieve this effect? (PS filter or?)