A couple of EOW people wanted a little explanation on my thumbnail process so I made a little video out of it. It's around 23 minutes in 2 parts and I got some really good feedback (even though it was my first vid..) on it even encouraging me to start a sketchbook solely for my thumbnails exploring comps and different shapes to get different moods and themes.
Which I'm doing right now. I've added some examples of recent sheets I did but every new one that gets added will have a little explanation on the process behind it and what kind of shapes/brushes I made to get where I wanted.
hey pix, thank you very much for this useful video!
this is what I came up with after watching; im not unhappy for a 1st attempt! Attachment 1464454
Last edited by ashess; April 20th, 2012 at 03:57 PM.
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Thanks so much for putting your process down and sharing with the rest of us. These thumbnails are truly inspiring! I've always wondered how to generate ideas for environments. This makes sense and the results are amazing! Hopefully I'll get to try this out sometime
Thanks for the love everyone The pleasure was all mine
I've made two new sheets for your viewing pleasure.
For the first one, I wanted a cave like feel for the thumbs so I tried to make shapes which looked somewhat like rocks and made brushes out of them the way I do in the video with rotation, scattering, colourshifts etc. I also used softlight layers with the same brushes to get extra colourdepth and implied detail which almost looks like phototextures but are just a lot of layered alchemy brushes.
For the second one, I wanted vertical compositions and a brush which would enhance that feel, so the compositions look kinda similar on this one. I also created a circular/starlike one to counterpoint that vertical motion in some places. And a brush for some noise.
Hope you guys like it
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