Splinterlands art contest | LEMELL REFUGEE
Welcome back to my blog, this time I want to share my entry to the @Splinterlands ART contest in which I chose the "LEMELL REFUGEE" card, a card that I liked but it became quite a difficult challenge, the element of water was something that attracted me a lot to make this letter, this time I wanted to try a technique that I have seen in different artists and I wanted to see if it worked for me, in this case I wanted to try the technique of drawing in grayscale and then transfer it to color, I honestly I regret ofi t, i had a lot of troubles applying the color and I feel that the job was even more difficult than it would be to paint directly with the colors, as I usually do.
I did not get the result that I was looking for or that I expected for this drawing, I had great faith that it would be different but I did not see anything different, just double the effort, despite all that I liked how it turned out, I wanted to represent this card with some elements that it has in the original image but I also wanted to change some things, like the wardrobe, making a suit that simulates armor with a bluish tone, I changed the upper part of the suit because I liked how it looked that way, for the background I was inspired by the element that represents this card, water, so I drew a kind of waves but without much detail, just comment, I hope you like it.
I made my sketch starting with a blue tone, I knew that this drawing would be difficult so I made the sketch in blue a bit careless and then in a new layer use a black color and go over the lines in a cleaner way, I put a light gray of base and started to shape the face, using different shades of grey, black and white, paint the clothes with dark gray and also apply color to the arms and the skin that peeks through the clothes, blend these colors to create a smooth skin using a soft brush.
Little by little I was adding lights and shadows to each part of the clothes, trying to create different highlights that simulated a texture of armor, for the hair I used light gray and a brush with a hair texture, then I added some dark and light reflections, I started to paint her weapon, in this case I used a base white to see the object well, then in another layer I began to add darkness to her weapon, adding lights and shadows to give it the shape similar to the original card.
I worked in the background, in this case I decided to paint some waves, I wanted a rustic texture in it so I used a brush that simulates a chalk texture to paint.
Duplicate the waves and place it on the other side to make it look the same and here comes the sad part, because I already had to add the color, it turns out that I did not like how the color that I added in Photoshop was looking, so I decided to dust off medibang Paint that I hadn't used for almost two years to test how it looked there, to my surprise it looked much better when I added the color compared to Photoshop, so I started adding the tones of the skin, lips, eyes, hair, clothes, etc. , each part took me a lot of time but at least it looked better, I did all this without saving the file even once, I was really concentrated, so when I finished the drawing I just exported the image to PNG and forgot to save the painting process 😭
I got quite frustrated when I closed Medibang without saving, I was distracted and a bit crazy from all the work I had to do, but hey, finally it's looks like this, I added tones in a soft way so as not to overdo it and make it too saturated, although I feel like I It would have been more beautiful using the colors directly without grayscale, but the good thing about all this is that there is experience and new learning, probably I can do it more easily in the future or simply that technique is not my thing.
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP-PEN deco 01 v2
- Photoshop CC 2019
- XP- PEN DECO 01 V2
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Aww gracias 💕💕
Amazing work @alexa.art :)
Amazing!! Have a great success with the contest (really beautiful)
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