Here are the process steps from my recent painting. Hope this helps or gives you guys some fun ideas 1. Rough Sketch:
I did a really quick sketch of the pose with the rough anatomy as I'm trying to get better at male anatomy XD2. Clean Sketch:
Since the first step is a bit too sketchy, I did a clean lineart as a guide over that.
3. Colour Scheme:
With the lineart as a guide, I quickly throw some colours to get a feel for the overall atmosphere. This is just the starting point so I don't worry about accuracy. 4. Colour Blocking:
I lowered the opacity of the BG and used some really bright colours to block in the different components of the character. Makes life a lot easier down the road, esp if you want to have clean edges.5. Shading:
Started shading the character and also cleaned up the background more.6. Refining:
Refined the shading on the character, painted all the components of his persona and also added in the autumn leaves in the background.7. FX + Lighting:
Added some highlight and backlight on the character, and also some glowy lighting on the components of his persona. Painted the leaves in the background to give them more depth as well. 8. Adjustments:
The fun part! Kinda XD Played around with some colour adjustment layers [levels, colour balance, curves] and also with the blur. Sharpened it to give it some sharpness after downsizing and et voila! It is done!
Hope ya guys found it insightful
Feel free to ask any questions if you want to know about something!
Thanks for looking,
Ciao for now!!