Saturday, 8 August 2015

Process Steps

Some time ago I did a little experiment with digital tools on top of a painting. That was a very interesting endeavour and I thought you guys might like to see some steps along the way. I usually try to keep reproductions of my paintings very true to the original but it's always good to try something new.


In the beginning there was the sketch.
And the sketch was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Which looked like these two squiggles here. There were many many many more.

The lower one of the thumbnails was the one I decided to go with. From that idea I did a very rough painting that I scanned in greyscale.

As you can see it is kind of hard to even tell what's depicted. The contrasts are poor and the texture of the paint too harsh. So I did some first corrections for that in Photoshop.

The analog painting was then used as a skeleton of sorts. All the basic things I needed to know were already defined and I could give the image its final appearance by painting over it, blending, erasing, ... All the pleasures of working digitally really. Here you see the result.

I left it in greyscale to retain the retro-sci-fi feel.

I hope you enjoyed this. If you would like to see more process documentations, perhaps a bit more detailed than this one, feel free to leave a comment either here or over on Facebook.