Jaime painting process/preproduction/detail mashup. (click the first thumbnail to see the .gif animated)
This is the first painting I’ve ever done where I’ve set up a pre-set palette and extensive color studies and stuff. Which I all proceeded to ignore, haha. In the end, I guess the most comfortable way for me to paint is by the seat of my pants, and then followed up with a bunch of color overlays and textures to strong-arm in a sense of unity. :|
I tried to recreate what I did in this picture (which was pretty much a happy accident), and do something loose and lineless, with heavy contrast and heavy texture, done almost exclusively one brush (it’s one of the photoshop dry media brush presets, labeled “Soft Oil Pastel”). These are all things that usually make me uncomfortable and it was fun to push myself.
Added some detail shots in there too, because I was sad the lions in his crossguard and armor didn’t show up so well. (edit: tumblr killed the resolution in the slideshow, so here’s a hosted copy of the file)
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