Sunday, October 27, 2013

Armand Serrano's Environment Design Process

Originally posted January 2013 by Armand Serrano:

Another unused concept art from last year. The setting is suppose to be somewhere in contemporary Toronto during summer so I had to look for some online references. I've been asked a lot about my drawing/painting process so here's one of my simple, speedy but effective process. There's no secret other than first and foremost, lay out all the basics: readable shapes, composition, values and lighting; then proceed to color. I don't even think about textures and overlays for the most part since they're just secondary for me. Enjoy.

Draw the linework. Keep it loose and control the shapes and amount of details. Have fun like when you were a kid. 

Apply values using the lasso tool. When done correctly, it gives controlled but bolder, even looser shapes than your line work. This is crucial for it is the very foundation your color. Define the skin tone of elements and apply consistent lighting.

Completed value.

Apply color without loosing the values. I don't use multiply but color brush instead.

Make adjustments in color balance and apply highlights. For those familiar with how I work, I use the old #19 preset brush. No fancy stuff :) Then on the finished piece, I did some last minute adjustments on the lighting for a slightly different time of day, added the ball, applied a simple texture overlay, then turned off the lines layer.

©Armand Serrano.

Environment Design Workflow

Originally posted April 2013 by Edwin Rhemrev.

Environment design - Workflow
Step 1 - Lineart
Step 2 - Values & Lighting Design
Step 3 - Color

Hi all,

I've been doing alot of 2D background layouts for the Dutch 2D feature film 'Trippel Trappel' currently in development at Anikey Studios these last couple of months, which has brought my focus back to doing lineart environments, instead of the painted ones I usually post.

Therefore I did the above environment just for fun, and to give you a little bit of insight on how I currently work.

Especially going from greyscale to color is something I've finally figured out how to do, thanks to the wonderful workflow process posted on the blog of Armand Serrano.  Check out his tutorialhere.

It comes down to coloring in your greyscale drawing with your photoshop layer set to 'color', instead of multiply or overlay. Yup, it's that simple. :D

Back to work,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jess House Midterm and Studies

Renee Bates Midterm work


Justin I left my midterm painting on campus but I'll scan it in when I can and I'll post it here with the rest of my work :)

Chad Lindsay- Midterm and Studies

Midterm Studio Piece

After Dixon and Remington
After Bierstadt
After Payne

After Remington and Dixon

After Payne

Chelsea Dalton: Landscape Paintings

9 Master Copies

6 Out of Class Studies

In Class Studies