Draw­ing places

Photoshop Creative - - BRUSH TOOL -

When cre­at­ing the for­est scene, I blocked in base colours with a painterly brush. With a leaf-shaped cus­tom brush I painted on top and ad­justed the set­tings for Trans­fer, Shape Dy­nam­ics and Scat­ter­ing. I also ex­per­i­mented with Tex­ture, Dual Brush and Color Dy­nam­ics. I used a painterly brush to work out shad­ows, high­lights and de­tails in the end. For the lake­side scene (cre­ated for the mind­ful­ness app Sunny) I used a painterly cus­tom brush for block­ing in the base colours and to de­fine the wa­ter by us­ing broader strokes for waves in the fore­ground. Us­ing thin­ner strokes, I added de­tails such as the more dis­tant waves, the foam at the shore, wa­ter splashes and any re­flec­tive high­lights. When you’re draw­ing scenes like this, start by cre­at­ing a rough out­line in black and then add blocks of colour for where you’d like to paint. By do­ing this, you’re cre­at­ing the ba­sic shapes to build upon, and from here you can start adding leaves to your trees for ex­am­ple, or ocean waves. This is where down­load­ing leaf brushes can be use­ful, as they help you add to the scene be­fore you build more on the im­age. Start off with big­ger brushes for block­ing in colour be­fore mov­ing on to much smaller brushes for adding the de­tail in your im­age. Fi­nally, adding a char­ac­ter into the im­age – such as an an­i­mal – will help to give your pic­ture some fo­cus.

Artist: Marie Beschorner

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