Hiya guys! C:
threatened, here's the tutorial/WIP thingy of Ezio in Venice
More than a tutorial, I'd say it's a peek into how I paint… c:
Hope you enjoy it! <: (Download it for full size! C
Program used: Photoshop (but it's the same with every painting software, I guess…)
Brushes: chalk brush and oil brush
Layers: background, lineart (hidden and then deleted almost right away), Ezio, overlay for the adjustments.
After filling the background with a light purple, I did a not-so-detailed lineart, then started painting on top of it with a chalk brush, just to block in the colours, especially in the face. Basically I started to get a feeling on where shadows and lights would fall.
I started using the oil brush, which is the only brush I used till the end of the piece. As you may see, I started detailing Ezio's face a bit.
Note: I don't really start on the body until I don't get the face right… It's a quirk of mine, I guess… xD
FLIPPING! I can't stress enough how important it is, to check the balance of the image and somehow highlight what you're doing wrong… C:
now that I was kinda satisfied with the face, I moved on to the body.
Since I wanted to keep a rough feeling, I didn't detail this part too much; if I want to be really accurate, I usually do a proper lineart first, instead of starting with blotches of colours… C;
more details on the clothes, especially his cape and shirt.
flipping again! C: More attention on the hood and its folds, and on the torso. I guess it was at this point I noticed the proportion were quite off, so I had to resize his cape-covered shoulder and "stretch" his body (using the resize tool and the warp tool, the latter mainly to adjust shape and positions of the red stitches on the shirt).
starting the background with blobs of colors just to get a felling on where buildings would be.
more details on the background.
blurred the bg using the "movement blur" C:
after rotating the bg a bit, because it wasn't in the right perspective, I created a new layer set on "overlay" and adjusted the colours here and there, especially on Ezio's face and the sky.
Then I signed it and called it a day! C:
I hope I didn't bore you too much! C:
Let me now if you have any questions! <:Tumblr