Candy Cane Elven Outlands is an Elven Location part of my Christmas Elf series I am working on. It’s a place full of well, you know…candy canes. This design is a concept art piece designed to show alternative locations in a fantasy style Christmas world.
Today I completed my #Christmas #Elf #Digital #Painting. You may have seen my previous post that I uploaded of my digital pencil #sketch. If you missed it, go check it out.
This design has 55 total layers. Each set of layers was broken down into separate folders to keep the #elf, the #tree, and tree elements such as #decorations separate from everything else. This totally paid off too because I was able to affect changes to those specific items while isolating them, so I didn’t accidentally change something else.
This time I uploaded some various versions of the same design. Three of them are cropped differently for more variety. The last one, which also happens to be the featured image, has a levels adjustment to make the scene darker and make the lights pop out more.
I used a gouache brush to paint / color the design. Normally I just color flat while using selection layers but this time I wanted to get a more painterly look. I think the results turned out really good. I am very happy with the textures of the clothes and especially the bark of the tree in the distance.
You can watch the painting process here on YouTube.
What do you think?
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Christmas Tree WIP (Clip Studio Paint and Wondershare Filmora)
Today I have a Christmas Tree #WIP that I am designing to starting bringing in the #Christmas season a little early. Recently I created a series of witches that were uploaded to YouTube surrounding the #Halloween Holiday. This month I am going to start a new run of designs themed on the #magic of #Christmas with a focus on elves. I want to create a conceptual Christmas world that shows more about the Christmas land that they come from and maybe a glimpse of mysteries, magic, and wonder that may be hidden away.
The current WIP is a digital pencil sketch with shading of an elf overshadowed by a giant magical Christmas tree. What is the purpose of this giant tree? Is it symbolic to the region? Does it contain a magical power source critical to the rest of the North Pole? Let your mind go wild with the possibilities.
Since this is a pencil sketch with shading primarily to lay out the rest of the piece, there are only four layers in use. I created a sketch layer and then a final line layer to make the lines more confident and appealing. Beneath that is a shading layer to plan out future lighting and shading details. The tree was shading with a very large brush and then blended with a watercolor brush to make the branches more tree like and less of a blob.