Hi everyone, i did some painting this weekend and just have finished one. "Explorer"it's called. I started with little thumbnails and went through detailing process which i want to share with you here.
Final painting "Explorer"
Thumbnail which i picket to detail further and see what i can come up with. I picket this one because i liked how light reveals "ship" form and created nice mood. Also i like shape of machine, i felt that it has some potential.
Fist stage is adding some details and deciding on color. I picked colors so that they give impression we are inside some western rocky cave. Also sun is down and that gives nice direction of light and warm tones on overall picture. Also i flipped image as you see. It's because i use this method to refresh my mind and test perspective and ect. It helps a lot.
In this step i added some nice "flames" in foreground. It gives not just nice touch in foreground, but also serves story much better. We are starting to understand that this Explorer machine is searching for something and it might be these shinny organic minerals or something.
Adding details in foreground and middle layers.
At one point i thought its necessary to get into design of Explorer, just to understand what details i have to put in the picture, how it works and ect. I did some hand sketching and explained to myself what is where. And after that i felt confident to go and paint them in original picture.
And that's about it. Little explanation about how i did this piece. Hope you will like it and comments and suggestions are more then welcome. See you soon.