Saturday, 26 December 2009

Misfortune on the field 26.12.09

This one is based on a true story from my father's childhood. The plough will cut through the wasp's nest, with dozens of stings for the two people, and a visit to the hospital as a consequence.. hence: "misfortune on the field". This is my final artwork in Adobe Photoshop, using the burn and dodge tools for drawing, and colour blend layers for colouring.

"Speedpainting"


Workflow
Basic sketch
The basic idea was sketched roughly on paper, and scanned afterwards.

Composition guides
Composition guides are added and things are planned a bit, starting from the initial pencil sketch.

Redrawn sketch
The sketch was redrawn digitally with more detail.

Basic colouring
Basic colours were laid down to give an idea on the final picture.

Adding detail
The field is detailed more to make it look more realistic.
The clouds are given more detail in this phase.
The large wasp in the foreground is copied to create some other copies. The trees are filled with leaves with some special leave brush.

Brightness adjustment
Brightness was adapted.

Adding detail
Contrast was adapted slightly at this point, and some highlights from the sun in the back are added. A tree is added in the background, and the character's faces are detailed.
Wings of the wasps are changed.
The hair of the horse is adapted to make it more realistically looking.

Tone adjustment
Overall colour tone is adapted.

Final changes
I wasn't satisfied with the wasps at this point, so I redrew them.

Final shading and colour adjustments
Shading of the wasps and change of character outfit colours.

Adding light effects
Some light rays from the lower right were added to give it a more shiny feel.

Canvas print
The final piece was printed on a 150x50 cm canvas.
5 Bart Rogiers: Misfortune on the field This one is based on a true story from my father's childhood. The plough will cut through the wasp's nest, with dozens of stings ...

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