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Painting a Monster using Photoshop
Under Drawing Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
The key to producing great digital painting is time. Most people who are new to Adobe Photoshop will stop after the first round of applying colour to their illustration. By building up separate layers of colour, the “beginner” art will begin to look more spectacular.
This will present you some tactics to plan your artwork. At the planning stage of drawing your artwork, you can use the same idea of this tutorial to collect more information at beginning such as taking photos and draft out your artwork and work on the painting after.
Painting a human portrait requires advance Photoshop brushes skills. Once you are familiar with the brushes setting, and apply shadow on right area of face, then your whole artwork would look fantastic and like a real image.
In this example the character is very radiant, nearly unreal. Thus a turquoise bluish-white is chosen and then chose a pastel pink for the basis of the wood and turquoise green for water to add some contrast and the idea of warmth to the composition. Some overlapping texture layers left is add to uniform the whole and add some extra shades.
This tutorial is to help define the character you are creating is. This is a good start for designing, or a method to help you get ideas when you are stuck. You can always fall back on this when you are looking for new ideas or ways to unify existing ideas