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Steps: Temple Ruins by arisuonpaa Steps: Temple Ruins by arisuonpaa
Here is the progress of my painting "Temple Ruins" [link].

I always start with a low resolution grayscale sketch, which I refine until I'm fairly satisfied with the values. Then I add the colors in a separate color layer and continue the painting in color. As you can see, there's been a lot of struggle with the composition, which was modified until the very last steps. Lots of time was spent on trying to find the optimal layout, but I think the effort paid off in the end.
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work! :wow:
SpacePhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, y have u ruined the poor castle? It was amazing... but it's ruins are amazing as well XD
Hilz-hs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are amazing :D
PetiteNe Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Imaginer-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like.. how 8O

still.. even though its step by step… Its mind boggling *O*
ChiliGarlic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
super awesome! my brain is tryin to absorb what you put here and it feels like it's gonna explode x'))
Gasy-Sandii Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless, you are soo talented ! Thanks for the help !
darkness815 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, first, awesome piece. Second, do you have any tips for painting and layering? I have trouble repainting anything past the conceptional stage like you did with the bridge, cliff, and building. And also what kind of program, brushes, and settings did you use? I'm sorry if that's a bit much, but your work is amazing!
arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I'm not doing anything special with the layers. If there's an area to be repainted, I just paint it on a new layer and then toggle the visibility to compare with the old one. When I'm done the layer gets merged. Most of the time I'm using a brush that mimics the hard edged chal in Photoshop. I've pen pressure set as the opacity.
Kilerden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I must say that I like the process more than the actual painting!

In picture #5 There are 2 young boys visiting that house on the hill.
And a few pictures down, there is one of the boys, now a bit older. With a dog.
So he must have lost his friend, and comes back with a trusty companion. Only to see the changes of the house.
And a few pictures later the decay.

Quite a interesting story!
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