Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Digital Painting

So I’d been working on an art piece for some time.
As usual I started it and abandoned it…again.
It kept nagging my head for a long while and finallyΒ  I took it up spent the whole day on it…again! πŸ˜€

I think this is my most detailed(and frustrating) Digital Painting I’ve done.
I’ve spent countless hours on it and I know its not perfect 😦
So I had to push myself to quit and start working on other pending stuff in my life πŸ˜›

And without much further ado:

Tada!

Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting

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Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting

Its done in this amazing Free & Open Source Software available on Planet Earth – Krita
If you haven’t heard of it check it out – https://krita.org/

Tools:
Wacom One Tablet; Reference images; Krita

Bit of the workflow:
I had a white layer as background, a grey layer to outline, another layer just to paint the whole thing, another layer for snow, a separate layer for black patches of darkness, another for the blue patches of light and finally one for snow.

That sounds like a lot but trust me people work with tons more. 😐

Oh yeah the date and signature on another layer πŸ˜›

All the brushes were the default ones in Krita. Nothing external was used.
Try toΒ  get the outline right.
I had major problems drawing horizontal lines, so one way which i used was to rotate the image 90 degrees and work by drawing vertical lines which are much easier.

The steel-ish color’s where achieved by using different shades of grey and smoothly combining them.

Commonly used brushes were (Bristles Textured, Basic Circle, Smudge)

If you’re a beginner like me in Digital Painting and wondering where to start then:
1. Forget Everything
2. Take a Star Wars character
3. Draw!

Draw?!?
Yup you must.
“Do or Do Not. There is No Try” – Yoda

Its the only way you’ll ever progress and the better way to gain more experience and understanding of the Software(krita) and your workflow.

So that’s all from me! πŸ™‚
Have a great day!

Thanks for reading! πŸ˜€

May The Force Be With You

-bull500