In our previous chapters we created the character design of an orc and a sleigh as a prop. This time we want to do some adjustments to the orc so he looks more fitting for our Christmas topic, and then add a color pass to both of our concepts. In order to make our presentation a bit more interesting we will add an occlusion shadow pass and a few textures.
Our ultimate Christmas illustration
Refining the idea of our character
Earlier than we do the rest, we return and check out our character. He seems good and his garments already match to our winter matter however it’s not Christmassy sufficient but. So we take away the spikes and add some holly as a substitute. See how I additionally added some Christmas balls the place you’d normally in all probability discover some skulls. Then I do a fast worth cross, simply as we did for the sleigh, creating distinct teams of values.
Earlier than I add values I spend a second with a purpose to add a number of extra Christmas associated particulars.
Creating our composition
Normally once I work on a challenge I create a template for my ideas with a purpose to be constant within the presentation of my work. It won’t solely embrace the work but additionally descriptive notes and title of my challenge. This time is less complicated although as it’s a idea I’ve solely been doing for myself, and for you after all.
Organize your drawings in a neat means in your canvas.
When including colours I attempt to follow the values I selected within the earlier steps. With the intention to get a sublime outcome I additionally restrict my colour palette. Crucial colour for Christmas after all is pink, and so I make pink my most dominant and vibrant colour, whereas the inexperienced has a bit much less saturation. This methods the 2 very reverse colours don‘t compete for consideration. After selecting a fair much less saturated orange as my third colour, all different hues is situated in-between these three.
A restricted colour palette will ship a sublime outcome.
As soon as I‘m proud of the colours I take advantage of a few textures with a purpose to get a bit extra of an natural really feel to my illustration. You will see these textures within the accompanied PSD. In the event you use your personal texture, use the auto-contrast perform in Photoshop with a purpose to get a medium gray as the typical colour of the picture. That‘s helpful as a result of now you possibly can flip the feel to about 7% opacity and overlay and have essentially the most impression with out altering the general brightness and distinction of your illustration. I additionally add a stroke and a drop shadow-effect with a purpose to make my ideas appear to be a sticker.
Including textures provides a extra natural really feel to the illustration.
Occlusion and ultimate changes
As I saved engaged on my illustration I observed that the background colour having an odd and hazy high quality. So I exchanged it for a barely cooler tone. As soon as the whole lot else was accomplished I took a while and add a ultimate occlusion shadow. I used the laborious spherical brush, and painted in smaller strokes, with a purpose to create simply sufficient texture to make it mix properly with the feel we added within the earlier step.
Thanks for studying, and have a unbelievable Christmas everybody!
You’ll be able to create a full rendering of your idea however generally a neat occlusion cross is sufficient to promote your design.