This is a step by step for the first piece in my Beowulf series. I had never posted a step by step before but thought some might be interested in my process.
I treat my digital work the same as I do a traditional painting. I start with a finished drawing then do a flat color wash as an underpainting. I also change the actual color of the linework as well, this I do in my traditional by tracing my drawing with colored pencils, or by printing out the drawing in a different color before mounting.
After that I roughly block in my colors and values, colorpicking from my original studies, it helps save lots of time.
Then I re-work and refine everything, make any appropriate changes until I finish. That is a very rough summation of my process but I figure it helps.
But if anyone has any questions about my process I will gladly answer them. I hope you find this informative.
The original can be seen here [link]
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