Thursday, July 21, 2011

Desert Mountain

Here is an environment painting I finished this morning.

I saved it in stages so that you and I can see the progress.

I always like seeing stuff like this from concept to creation...

Here is my initial sketch, very loose and fast, all I knew at this point was that I wanted this to be a desert environment
I decided early on that I wanted to have a strong light coming in from behind the view and to the left.

I was still relying on the linework at this point to define forms
After I was somewhat satisfied with the look I pasted the painting above the linework.

I then just kept on sharpening edges and pushing the contrast in the forground and midground until everything looked sharp enough to be finished.

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