Friday, November 27, 2015

Painting Bus Stop Scene


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This is an artwork I did in 2012 where I try to paint over my 3D render of a bus stop so it look like a 2D painting. A lot of steps in this walkthrough is outdated, but I have include links to my newer tutorial.



Sky

Start painting the sky with a soft round edge brush or use the gradient tool. You can also reference a few photo for sky colors if you can't decide what color to use.

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Clouds

Not the best clouds, but a quick way to paint clouds with default photoshop brush.

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  • Use the chalk brush for both brush mode and eraser mode.
  • Paint the contour of the clouds with this chalk brush and erase part of the clouds when needed. Scale up or down your brush while painting, to give it a more random feel.
  • Shade the highlights of the clouds after locking layer transparency.



Trees, Bushes

Not the best tree painting too, but a quick way to paint tree with default photoshop brush.

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  • Use the chalk brush. Enable "shape dynamic" and "scattering" option. Start painting the contour of the bushes
  • Paint the brighter part with the same scattering chalk brush.
  • Use the hard round edge brush. Enable "shape dynamic" and "scattering" option. Start painting the brightest leaves.

One more extra step which you can add to your tree/bush painting is adding a bit of blue / cyan colors to the shadow area.

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  • Default trees from last step.
  • Add a new layer, start painting the shadow area.
  • You can also try changing the layer blend mode to "multiply" or "screen".
  • If you are using "multiply" mode, most likely you will end up very dark shadow without any blue. So choose bright saturated blue for painting when using "multiply".
  • If you are using "screen" mode, it will result in a brighter color. Just play around with layer opacity, and different shades of blue to get a desire result.



Fog

Some time we can just use "normal" blend mode, like what I did here for the distance fog. Just remember to paint it in another layer so it is easier to change if you make a mistake.

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Sunlight, Glow, Glare

One way to add atmospheric effect is adding glow or glare from light source.


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  • Add a new layer, use a soft edge round brush to start painting orange/red color where you think it should be(sun direction).
  • Change the layer blend mode to "screen" or "linear dodge/add". Use a darker color if it is too bright.


The character

Nothing much about painting the character. But I seperate the color and shading layers so it is easier to make changes. I also use different shades and color for the shadow.

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Artwork

This is the finish artwork I did in 2012.

bus stop
I reuse the same model in 2014 for another painting

bus stop


Reference

Bustop 2012
Bustop 2014

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