Hello guys| C:
Due to the amount of fav on my previous tutorial of “Ezio in Venice” ([link]
)(thanks a lot by the way! <: ) I thought I’d share the
thing that I don’t know how to call for my “Ezio A.” too! (sorry for the lame titles I give to my stuff…)
As usual, you can follow these steps with different softwares; I’m using Photoshop, but you can redo it with everything, really! C:
Brushes-wise, I’ve just used a chalk brush and a soft oil brush, tinkering with tip shape, textures and opacity (as usual).
So, here we go! C:
1) Horrible, horrible sketch. Seriously, I was tempted not to show it, but I’m keeping it in the tutorial for intellectual honesty…
2) With the chalk brush I started to block the colours in, UNDER the sketch layer. After the base colours, I marked where shadows and highlights would fall. Two smudge of colours were put to roughly show where Ezio’s hands would be.
3) Putting a bit more details, this time with the oil brush (I’ll use this one till the end from now on), to give everything a “smoother” look. I was still UNDER the sketch layer.
4) Moving now ABOVE the sketch. Detailing Ezio’s expression a bit more, and starting to block in his hair and the hood. I’ve used a lot the “negative spaces” here, to place the hood at the right distance from his face.
5) Detailing the rest of his face, “blending” the strokes on the forehead, and adding small details, such as the scars on his lips and forehead.
6) FLIPPING! C: (I probably did it before this step, it’s something I try to do as often as possible without falling into an OCD behaviour…xD). His face was a bit uneven, so I adjusted the shadows to shape it correctly.
7) Flipping again, starting the hands and the bracer. This was the most relaxing part for me, because I was satisfied with the face, and since I tried to carefully plan where to put hood, hands, bracers, and fur from the start, it was just a matter of detailing them… C:
8) More details on the right bracer.
9) Same process for the left one + rendering of the fur. I tried to use a fur costum brush for this part, but it wasn’t working out too well if you ask me, so I simply went over it with my beloved oil brush.
Then I’ve cropped it, signed it and well.. that’s all, really! C:
Hope you did enjoy this little tutorial thingy! <:
Love from Clo (and Ezio! C; )
Final version: [link]
Also on my Tumblr