Environment

In this tutorial I will paint an environment. This is not one of the newbie tutorials so it is better for you to have a tablet to this one. So put your tablet in front of you & let’s get started.



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I usually paint is standard 4:3 aspect ratio but you should know that most of the environments – specially for the movie

industry should be done in 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.


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I’m beginning with a rough value sketch to define the mass and the areas that will stay on foreground and background.


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The brush settings vary from without any options to this:


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So I’m still dropping some values.
Tip: it is good to fill the background with neutral (gray) in the beginning.


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As you can see some objects begin to appear. They are done with basic flat brush (palette knife).


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Correcting the value:
Tip: Flip the image horizontally to see all the mistakes you’ve made.


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Now let’s add a little atmosphere. Choose soft brush and apply there setting on opacity and flow.


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Do this o a new layer to be able to expose some areas.


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Let’s refine some elements.


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So our black and white sketch is finished now. Looks quite ok; it is time to fill all this with color.


Create a new layer and choose the mode of the layer – Pin light. Begin to color.


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Soft purple atmosphere:


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I’m still using this brush.


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I’ve defined my color gamma now let’s draw some details.


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Some leaves here and there:


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Rock details: I’m using this brush for details.


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Now it seems the picture needs a little bit of rain: how I solved this problem: I’ve created a dot brush with scatter

parameters set to pen pressure and then applied motion blur.


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Little surface lights.


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Some details on the back: and I think this is it. This was done in about 2 hours from scratch. So I hope you enjoyed this

one.


And for the final we have small details (highlighted – specula light) like little drops of rain on the leaves, sparkles –

dust if you want).


And if you want to have a finished artwork you have to do all the little things there – you definitely must “touch” every

raindrop there- and as you can see I’ve done only the “marks”(if you look closely) for maybe to complete it later. So and

this completes our tuition on digital art.


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