Environment sketch

Hi you all. Today we are going to do an environment sketch: black and white this time. In this one I’m going to use brushes as basic technique.

So let’s start as usual by creating a new document.

environment sketch

Then draw a horizon line. This is very important in environment sketching. Then draw vanishing lines. It is called 1 point perspective. Every artist should study this. It is very important to draw these lines as straight as possible.

environment sketch

Then select the scene borders and stroke them.

environment sketch



environment sketch



environment sketch

And begin with painting basic shapes. Keep with these lines.

environment sketch



environment sketch

Maybe basic value on the fly:

environment sketch



environment sketch

It is very important for the image to keep the balance of white and black.

environment sketch



environment sketch



environment sketch

Mix the brushes. For rough edged columns I’m just use Pencil Tool.

environment sketch



environment sketch

Further and further.

environment sketch

Draw some cityscape outside of our Window. No the right it is going to be a window.

environment sketch



environment sketch



environment sketch

I’m beginning to pt some texture with low spacing brush.

environment sketch



environment sketch



environment sketch

For shading walls and parts of the elements I’m using these brush settings.

environment sketch

More
black on the left. Because when you are sketching in black & white
and picking color only from the image, you will possibly loose the
black color, true black.

environment sketch



environment sketch

Some texture on the walls too.

environment sketch



environment sketch

Remember
that the further the environment foes the more contrast it loses in the
vanishing point. So our further part of the image must be a little bit
lighter (B&W).

I will draw some additional details. This time it’s going to be a curtain.

environment sketch

In fact there will be several curtains that go in the vanishing pint to. Each I will do on the separate layer.

environment sketch

Erase back to form the edges. That why we need these curtains on separate layers.

environment sketch

Draw surface lights. Surface lights are little lights that Stay on the Borders or edges of the object.

environment sketch

Than we will work with the lights and little dots like dust or something.

For
the lights I’m using one of the Ryan’s Churche
techniques. Create a layer draw lights directionally with soft low flow
brush and then erase the borders of the lights.

environment sketch

And we are done here.

environment sketch



environment sketch

environment sketch




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