I thought I would share my process for people interested in working in photoshop but don't want to use custom brushes for effects.
Everything on this is painted with a basic round brush
this is my very rough sketch notice that I am making sure I think in terms of simple shapes
I create a new layer and paint the color scheme in flat poster like shapes
Here I just try and build up form in a very loose way
I change the hues and colors in different areas for markings
I increase the contrast to bring out the loose textures I painted
Here I globally adjusted the overall colors to something a little warmer
I go in and refine areas by drawing right over the image to create more organized structure
Now I think about what is in shadow and what is in light and refine the shapes and clean up edges
I keep refining the small details thinking abut how light would affect all of the big shapes first and then the little bumps and creases in its skin
I realized I forgot to paint the spikes above its other eye, so I add those and I'm done. The finished picture
Last edited by dpaint; April 2nd, 2014 at 03:59 PM.
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Amazing. Out of curiosity, how long did all of that take you?
Probably four or five hours total maybe a little longer. I didn't do it in one sitting because of other commitments but half a day is about right
Thanks for this, dpaint. Good to see someone else whose digital sketching is as scruffy as mine. Also nice to see such good use of the basic round ps brush.
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