Thursday, 18 April 2013

Background Environments with Asian Twist

Environment backgrounds

What I have learned

In this series I tried to maintain a colourful / slightly animated looking approach - struggled to maintain the values, focusing on the lighting and emotive feeling. 

From this I can see that I need to study I'd like to learn how to render wood / stone / ground textures to a more believable degree. So more environment studies are on the cards.

Its fun an useful to thumbnail out compositions in value first to establish some ideas.

I created a specific brush for this kind of work which you can see being predominantly used in the monochromatic rough thumbnails. Great for blocking in major shapes.