C.O.W. - #059: Creek Crawler - Official Tutorial by JakkaS
Tutorial for COW #059 - Creek Crawler
"I start with few sketches, ideas but usually I know how the creature should look. So I am drawing a few variants of the chosen idea. Here are they with the brushes I have used for this painting.
When I have my sketch, I make a blank new image and start drawing. I use the sketch but usually don’t work on them. When I am drawing it from the beginning, I have the opportunity to draw a few things in a different way or sometimes just by accident, I can find some new ideas.
When I have my sketch, I can make a layer for first colors. I don’t start with grayscale like most of u do. Reason? I was trying it but I wasn’t satisfied. The colors were dirty and everything was too flat. Anyway, I start with my basic colors and when the colors are ok, I usually make the picture flat again (sometimes I work on many layers but not this time).
At this moment, I work only with brushes. I don’t have any special technique so there is nothing to share with u. Maybe next time .
After the drawing is finished I usually experiment with custom brushes or by adding the dirt, I am trying to make the picture more interesting. I use for this second layer set on multiply or other filter – I am still experimenting with this.
Below u can fine the work steps and my final.
Photoshop, about 10-11 hours.
Last edited by Fozzybar; October 14th, 2006 at 11:18 AM.
i've always wondered "how you do it" and now ....the answer! Thanks great stuff, I like the thumbs as well I need to start doing that more often. You're a master of polish that's for sure, whether its in the design of the subject or the execution. I look forward to seeing more of these.
Michael Jaecks – Of course I use them. But usually in the last stage of work. However, I noticed that playing with layers gives more interesting effects then using hue or saturation. When I want to change some color or gives some dirt/texture, I create empty layer and use some custom brushes with random color. Just to try making the picture more interesting. I draw some shapes over the surface I want to change and the I set the layer to on of the filter – multiple, darken etc. Different settings gives different effects, but accidentally u could find something cool.
Supervlieg – Thx
Joey-b – For this one 3. One for the background and the creature (sometime I separate them), one for the Ambers and details and one for text. I usually create additional layers when I am not sure if the idea I want to try will be fine. If the details or colors I am trying are good I making the picture flat again.
Stephan_R – Thank u…I think I will make at least one more in the future ….if FOZZ will agree.
Moai – This is my first “tutorial”. Next time I will make more steps and probably I will write more comments.
KaWaii – Thx
BANCK – Thx, I think there will be more!
cognition.sb – hehehe, I think it will be soon. I don’t have any choice… Too many people asking for that. U see, I still don’t have good portfolio but I am close to finish it. When I throw my old works and put the new ones will make my thread on FF.
Tom Garden – It is always an experiment. Usually I use only few brushes with standard settings. When I create a new one, it looks like that, [this is Polish version but u can see what I have set]. Btw, when I am drawing I set flow 90-100% and then a use keys from 1 (10%) to 0 (100%) to changing the opacity. It depends how much of color I want to add.
Sorry if the answers are not clear enough but for me it’s hard to explain something in English. I hope, I it was useful.
Last edited by JakkaS; September 11th, 2006 at 07:24 AM.
Hehe wlasnie przeczytalem ze studiwales w Polsce....
Muj brat studiwal na ASP w Krakowie...
Ale rodzina sie przeniosla do Szwajcarij w 81...
Fajnie jest ciebie tutaj poznac....i przepraszam jak muj polski pisemny nie jest naj lepszy ( nigdy sie tego naprawde nauczylem ;-))