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Planetary Environment Painting
Tonight I painted a planetary environment using Clip Studio Paint. This was a lot of fun to do. The cool colors look really cold while the warm colors “warm up” the other side of the painting. The dark foreground helps make both sides of the mountain recede nicely into the background. The subtle stars provide a nice galactic backdrop for the entire piece.
Deciding on the Composition
I used simple lasso and fill tools to lay in the foreground and the mountain in the background. I slid them around with the object tool until the piece felt right and balanced. A little to the left….a little to the right. Using large objects prior to getting into the details saves a lot of time. The details are saved for the end to prevent rework due to compositional errors discovered half way through.
I used grayscale values to add in the light and shadow where I wanted the strongest effects. I used the darker areas to create the texture of the mountains as well as define where I thought the light would hit the most. I’ve learned to wait until the end to add the color in.
Hope you enjoyed this post. I learn something new almost every day.
Here is the final piece on YouTube.