depends on the drawing .. if its a personal project that i dont have a deadline .. i simply try to do things when they see fit. Some days i draw 8-12h straight, some others thing dont go quite as i plan and i draw for like 2h ..
I mean, as long as you dont have a deadline (aka work) i dont see much of a problem on that .. for example sargeras i took a small break because i reached a part that i'm not quite sure how i'll do it .. so instead of bashing my head against the drawing and eventually make something i dont like, i'm taking my time to figure out a way to do it.
This is so amazing, I just saw it on the Blizzard Fan art. I'm just in awe, it's stunning! I have a few questions. What brushes do you use? Do you use the defaults, or do you have custom / downloaded ones? If you have custom / downloaded ones where can I find them?
i use several brushes, most of them i got no idea where, i get brushes pack here and there and delete most of them and keep a few selected ones ... then i customize them to my liking ... i need to clean up my brushes a bit and upload it somewhere soon.
How do you draw/color your images? Do you use a mouse or do you use a tablet? I'm just very curious as I am trying to find means of coloring in photoshop and I currently use a mouse so I don't do much.
tablet ... mouse is not much of an option to draw in photoshop (or any other software) ... sure, some people might do some great stuff using a mouse, but its really better to use a tablet ... many more options and control
i have a crap load of questions but if i was to ask them i mine as well ask you to come over and teach me so i'll just say very nice job; your knowledge of photoshop has definetly helped you along the way and keep up the good work (also; finish that Death Knight picture! xD)
you are amazing. seriously amazing. i love this picture, and i really appreciate the breakdown of it. i don't know what this "fanart" is for, because i've never heard of it, but i still like it very much. awesome job!
-How did you make the grass (at the lower end of the image) ? -Do you use some filters (gaussian blur...) sometimes ? Like the plants half hiding Grom's axe, was it painted "blury" (soft edged brushes) or post processed ? -Did you "just do" the background trees (in the fog), or did you do them and then covered them with fog ?
- i have a "leaf" brush that i use to make the "body" of the foliage ... in the grass is a mix of 4 layers:
1 - with one brush to make the green part 2 - on top of it with said brush to make those random grass and then erase some areas(with the same leaf brush) ... 3 - another layer on top with those individual ones, done manually. 4 - one on top with shading and color (if needed) to give a better feel of volume.
- yes, those plants are simply a mix of blur and a smudge here or there ..
- Yes ... i just did .. Basically the same brush with a lighter or darker color to give volume ... and yes, then theres a fog layer on top. Theres a lot of layers here and there with those small effects in some areas (this image had ~50-60layers if im not mistaken). Theres no rule of thumb i simply add them as i feel necessary.