Friday, 11 March 2016

Concept Art - Color studies

Color studies for my own project. I wanted to paint these heads before to start painting the whole characters -bodies, clothes, props...- just to be sure that this was the style that I was looking for. I like the results, so let's go on painting more concepts!

As usual, I show you the two previous steps, first the line, with which I've designed the characters, and secondly the volume studies, very useful to understand the main shapes and how the light affects them.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Sunrise city

This is probably the illustration with more buildings that I've ever done. It took a wile and it wasn't easy, but finally it's done. I hope you enjoy it. I share the process below.

Firstly, I did the line, it took a wile but it was worth because it allowed me to take the process of painting under control. After that, I did some value studies, trying to find the best illumination for the story that I wanted to explain. Once I have my value election done, I did some fast color keys, looking for a good palette. Then, I started the clean-up process, and finally I applied some textures and effects.

These are the three value studies for this illustration. As you can see, every one explains something completely different, depending of where the light comes from.

Three color keys. The first one was too saturated and less natural than the last one. The second one was a good option as well, but I chose the last one because it had more values and because I liked very much the gradient color applied in the buildings. In my opinion, it looks more natural than the others.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

A dark alley

'Don't walk around dark alleys in the middle of the night, shadows seems really impenetrables in the city.' 

I did this composition without line, starting with the basic shapes. As you can see below, it was a matter of time, applying more and more details, defining all the elements as best as I could.