Digital Painting: Concept Landscapes

Jonas De Ro, Concept Artist

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11 Lessons (1h 59m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

      2:55
    • 2. Gathering References

      9:10
    • 3. Finding Shape Languages

      6:15
    • 4. Thumbnail Sketching

      13:30
    • 5. Painting Main Composition

      16:29
    • 6. Painting Basic Colors

      14:53
    • 7. Initial Detailing Phase

      12:24
    • 8. Texture Detailing

      17:38
    • 9. Lighting And Effects

      15:41
    • 10. Final Polish

      9:33
    • 11. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Digitally paint a fantasy landscape in Photoshop

Introduction and Ideations

  1. Collect References & Textures

    Before you start painting please take your time to collect as many landscape references, mood and color references and photo textures as needed.

    Please see the additional resources for a link to a free HQ texture website. References can be found on Google or Flickr.

Sketching and Applying Fundamentals

  1. Sketch & Explore

    Don't rush through this part of the creation process! Even though the sketches can be rough and simple, they must work in terms of composition and values before you move on to the detailing phase. This will ensure the best final results and overal read.

    Please see the additional resources for a download link to my free brushes, you can use, change and redistribute them any way you like!

Detailing and Finalizing the Image

  1. Detail & Polish Your Painting

    Please repeat the explained step alternating brush detailing, blending phototextures and applying lighting effects as explained in the video.

    Do it as long as you desire until you are happy with the level of detail! I recommend to save different version of your work during this phase, in case you end up being happier with a previous version.

Additional Resources

  • Looking for Textures?

    My free textures along with thousands of other can be downloaded here.

  • Looking for Brushes?

    My free brushes for Photoshop and GIMP can be downloaded here.

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