Step-by-step: Depict the death of a vampire
1 I start in Photoshop, and using a broad brush I proceed to block in large shapes for the head and hands. I switch to a smaller brush for adding detail. The scene is very loose at this point. I then take a pencil brush and lightly sketch in the vampire’s facial features. 2 I add more detail to the face, clothing, and centre of mass. I start splashing in the bright orange that will be the light source coming from the stake wound. I reflect that lighting in the lower planes of the face. I use the Rotate Canvas feature a lot in this piece. 3 I add detail to the face. To lay in the disintegration effects I take a rough texture brush and lay down some orange. I reduce this brush’s size and add the whitehot edge. I use a particle brush to add glowing embers on a separate layer, giving them an orange glow and Gaussian Blur.