Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Environment design - Workflow

Step 1 - Lineart
Step 2 - Values & Lighting Design
Step 3 - Color

Hi all,

I've been doing alot of 2D background layouts for the Dutch 2D feature film 'Trippel Trappel' currently in development at Anikey Studios these last couple of months, which has brought my focus back to doing lineart environments, instead of the painted ones I usually post.

Therefore I did the above environment just for fun, and to give you a little bit of insight on how I currently work.

Especially going from greyscale to color is something I've finally figured out how to do, thanks to the wonderful workflow process posted on the blog of Armand Serrano.  Check out his tutorial here.

It comes down to coloring in your greyscale drawing with your photoshop layer set to 'color', instead of multiply or overlay. Yup, it's that simple. :D

Back to work,


cornelis said...

How simple can it be, yeah yeah. But a little talent is always welcome!
Beautiful example Edwin,
ie, well done lad!

Tegan Clancy said...

Wow Edwin you have aced this technique! Can not wait to see more!

Mark K said...

Man, this puts me in mind of some of the wonderful images from the Ghibli Studios. Wonderful colours and great detail.