At 3/9/14 07:47 AM, 123mine123 wrote:
At 3/9/14 04:33 AM, fxscreamer wrote:
Did a rough base color job for better effect. I have big plans for the finished piece. :DKewl! But I do think the hands resting on the swords handle make it seems like the handle some kind of bar in it. Maybe just put his other hand on top of the other?
Question though, how do you create those texture in clothes? I saw people create it and I'm really curious how you guys have done it.
I actually agree with the hands. I was noticing that before you even said it. I will be reworking that, along with part of the sword angle, and even adjust one of the eyebrow shapes.
As far as the texture, it's actually fairly easy. In Photoshop I use the wand tool to select the jacket line art, then create a new layer, set it as Overlay, and Create Clipping Mask. I then use a fancy pattern brush I downloaded, and start stamping it in (with white), only going where the jacket area is. Then you can adjust for opacity, blending options, shadow, multiply, burn, dodge, etc.
I'm going to start using all my tricks for the background this time. I'll draw as much as I can this time, but I'm still painting a lot. I'm also going to use a Tracy Butler technique with a luminosity layer and erasing out areas. I'm doing a "majestic as fuck" picture with storm clouds, mountains, lightning, sunrays, etc. Lighting is going to get pretty complex. I'm also going to try and ONLY use the pen tool for my shadow and light edging (no manual drawing). I want everything to be razor sharp accurate.