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Environment
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By Jeka !
Published on 07/6/2009
 
environmentPaint an environment.
In this tutorial I will paint an environment. This is not one of the newbie tutorials so it is better for you to have a tablet to this one. So put your tablet in front of you & let's get started.

In this tutorial I will paint an environment. This is not one of the newbie tutorials so it is better for you to have a tablet to this one. So put your tablet in front of you & let's get started.

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I usually paint is standard 4:3 aspect ratio but you should know that most of the environments - specially for the movie industry should be done in 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.

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I'm beginning with a rough value sketch to define the mass and the areas that will stay on foreground and background.

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The brush settings vary from without any options to this:

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So I'm still dropping some values. Tip: it is good to fill the background with neutral (gray) in the beginning.

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As you can see some objects begin to appear. They are done with basic flat brush (palette knife).

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Correcting the value: Tip: Flip the image horizontally to see all the mistakes you've made.

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Now let's add a little atmosphere. Choose soft brush and apply there setting on opacity and flow.

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Do this o a new layer to be able to expose some areas.

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Let's refine some elements.

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So our black and white sketch is finished now. Looks quite ok; it is time to fill all this with color.

Create a new layer and choose the mode of the layer - Pin light. Begin to color.

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Soft purple atmosphere:

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I'm still using this brush.

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I've defined my color gamma now let's draw some details.

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Some leaves here and there:

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Rock details: I'm using this brush for details.

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Now it seems the picture needs a little bit of rain: how I solved this problem: I've created a dot brush with scatter parameters set to pen pressure and then applied motion blur.

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Little surface lights.

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Some details on the back: and I think this is it. This was done in about 2 hours from scratch. So I hope you enjoyed this one.

And for the final we have small details (highlighted - specula light) like little drops of rain on the leaves, sparkles - dust if you want).

And if you want to have a finished artwork you have to do all the little things there - you definitely must "touch" every raindrop there- and as you can see I've done only the "marks"(if you look closely) for maybe to complete it later. So and this completes our tuition on digital art.

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