Once I caught the eye of another my old sketch. I drew a wolf.
I thought that he was worthy of creating a full-fledged art from it.
And so this story was invented - a magical animal looks at the world from a window of parallel space.
And nobody knows if it really exists or is it just an illusion ...
I decided to change the landscape a little, made it a little more non-standard and more mysterious
Initially, the sketch was made in Photoshop, I decided to continue working in a more convenient program for me - Paint Tool SAI 2
Color for sky and choosing a direct of light (from the Moon)
Base color for the ground
I want to create a picture in my favorite mystical cold colors, with separate contrasting shades
I add details of the environment around the wolf, as well as areas of the forest on the left.
Use my usual working brush Oil Brist 2 and Clouds
I begin to work out the details - I draw an animal, I put light and shadow on trees and stones
At this stage, I didn't like the background of the landscape, and I came up with an option in which the Wolf seemed to float in the air, looking at the world from a dark portal
I smooth out the sky in the background, add highlights from the moonlight to the lake, and make the mystical patterns on the Wolf's face more realistic (by changing the layer blend mode)
Now you can work more on the appearance of the character. I paint wool with a hard brush Ink Pen
On a foreground I decided to draw a lupins.
According to the legends of the ancient Celts, these are flowers which are protected by the wolf.
This is what ready art looks like
Finally color correction & sharping in Photoshop
I hope you'll like my new tutorial and the character
Have a nice and creative day!
Cross-post from Hive and Whaleshares