Hi all! For this tutorial I used a Wacom Intuous 2 tablet, Photoshop CS4 and Painter IX. Join me as I take you through a quick demonstration of my painting process for "Junk Tree Paradise".
I started out with some thumbnail sketches to rough out various ideas. The idea was "kids who survived the destruction of World War III find beauty and hope in the world". I chose the bottom sketch and developed the idea further (Fig.01a, Fig.01b & Fig.02).
I added a new layer in Photoshop, underneath the drawing, and began coloring in the details (Fig.03).
Afterwards I made a third layer on top of everything and began to paint on top of the initial drawing and under the color layers (Fig.04).
Note: I also added an overlayer layer on top of everything and painted in some violets, yellows and blues to warm and saturate the picture more. Then I add a Photo Filter set to Warmer Filter (85) to warm it even more. All these things helped to give the picture more life (Fig.05).