Stage backroundThis picture was made for the hungraian rock band ElfSong. The graphic will be printed in 7×2m size for stage background.
|Time to leave|
|detail · middle|
|detail · left side|
|detail · right side|
Step by stepAfter the pencil sketch I painted a color sketch to feel the overall mood of the image.
After creating the color sketch I calculated the size for the full image to to fit to the planned stage backround. On the final size I started to render the details of the image.
I prefer to use only the necessary layers, here I used the layers above:
- overpaint - a correction layer to polish the image
- fairy and elven girl
- deer and stag
- foreground - trees and grass
- airship and crew
- background - the clearing and the far trees
Sometimes I added some other layers temporary for reference (deer, stag, boar)
|the sky and the background|
|creating the background trees|
I created some brushes and textures to create authentic tree bark and foliage.
To paint the creatures I started to sketch them directly in the image. On the dark background I used a bluish medium grey color to define the figures, after then I added the lights and colors. The Wacom Airbrush Pen proved to be a very useful item.