Rendering a sea god
I switch to Photoshop and start rendering Poseidon in detail. I already have a colour scheme and value passages established in the watercolour underpainting. Using a basic brush and referring to the sturgeon photograph, I start building up the form of Poseidon. I pay careful attention to the light direction to render it with a threedimensional feel. At this stage in the painting process I’m establishing midtones, with the underpainting providing the shadow areas.