For this post, we’d like to share the process of a full character illustration in Photoshop that we recorded.
It all started with a challenge on Facebook of redesigning a genderbend greek god/goddess. We chose Poseidon and, even though the design is very simple, we liked the drawing enough (and got some awesome feedback on it too on our social media) to try to make it something special 🙂
Here’s what the first rough sketch looked like, compared to the finished, refined version Gus did later on:
So, on the first video of this series, we recorded a timelapse of the drawing process and cleanup.
And then we created some color comps (variations of color palettes) for the painting, and asked our followers to vote on the ones they liked best. Spoiler: #3 won!
On this second video, you can see how we try different color combinations and values in order to make the image stronger.
Finally, the last steps would be the painting itself, rendering and finishing details.
We unfortunately had a problem with the recording software at this point, so we lost part of the second video (mostly the final lighting details and overall fix-ups).
Hopefully it will still be useful to show you guys a little bit about how we work!
Aaaaaaand the final image: TA-DAH!
And that’s pretty much it!
I hope you guys liked seeing all this, and let me know if you have any questions or doubts about the process.
I was thinking of launching a Gumroad version, with slower timelapses and voice-overs explaining some techniques in detail, so let me know if you’d be interested in that too 🙂
Thanks for watching, and till next time!!