One thing I can't get my head around (And maybe someone here can help) is the use of textures. Is the idea to literally slap a texture into the document, and resize/skew it to fit duplicating where needed? Or are textures used only as reference or perhaps traced around in the document, to keep the hand drawn feeling/effect? I tried a drawing recently using textures, and after about two hours work it just looked like I placed a bunch of textures onto my drawing (Which is what I did... ), it ended up looking more like a photo manipulation (and a poor one at that ^^)
If anyone can shed some light on the texture thing I'd be very grateful
------- On another note Jonas (if you ever read this) Your work is so damn amazing and inspiring and you're one of the reasons I am trying to better myself and learn digital painting. Thank you for these techniques, and more recently brushes, that you have shared with the community.
Right, so after some research I think I finally understand it better. I stumbled across your Youtube video and have researched the topic more. So am I right in saying that a lot of the work with textures is called Matte Painting? Which is a clash of using photos and drawing ability to create literally any outcome you'd like in a shorter period of time?
Something I'll look into more and put into practise soon I think Wanted to add, I love your use of Sketchup, that's an ingenious way of creating a "prototype" for what your drawing will be based on/become.
Thank you so much for sharing how you make your amazing art If you don't mind answering a question I want to now what file do you use to save the basic form from google sketch in "Lost citadel" part? because usually when I saved Sketch up file it always turn up with grey-ish look like the base in your "Dereliction"
its the same, just a basic export function. just make sure you put the resolution large enough so you can select faces with the wand and paint them in with the bucket. For lost citadel I just turned them all white.
I LOVE YOUR WORK!! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! By the way, according the steps for the kitchen, did you start the shading and all in gray-scale or did you just apply black-white-gray shades first before adding colors?