i started to paint a orient picture yesterday....and well to show how i work i decided to post some steps between the (not yet) finished image.
Some infos for the beginning:
-Used progs: artrage 2.2 on win xp sp2
-Used tools: Oil thinners (with instant dry on) , eraser and artpen
-Image size 3000x1800 (the new 2.2 works even smoother on higher resolution...thx)
I mostly start with a black background and creat instanly a new layer
which is used for the rough sketch to get some feelings about the compostition... i almost have the final picture in my mind yet but i never looks like the final then :wink: => wip1
after i'm satisfied with the roughsketch i create a new layer beneath and paint with the oil thinners some color to get a feeling for the atmo i wanna create (cold or warm colors.... huge or a small palette)=> wip2
in wip3 i try to paint out how the light bounces and what type of shadows are necessary=> because of the light cloudy sky the shadows and the light are diffus but the viewer can still imagine were the sun stands...
I think the first three steps are the most important to get a good picture...
huge changes take alot of time afterwards...