Tutorial: Making of Frodo by Vishal Pawar, India
After we finish painting highlights lets start painting mid tones
At this stage no details have to be added because here it is important to maintain the tint, tones n shades, details are to be added later, so start painting mid tones and start blending colors, well blending are a big issue in digital painting industry. Many artists use blender that is smudge tool or finger tool in Photoshop, but I don’t prefer using it because sometimes it hangs up the system, so I use big soft edged brush or you can say an airbrush and often make stencils out of selection tool and give it a feather and paint over, the result is really good.
Now slowly we are getting near to what we want, to get the exact feel its very important to understand when light falls on a object how do the surface reacts, every shade of color need different layer and please do not forget to rename your layers because at the end of the painting one ends up adding hundreds of layers and its very difficult to find right layer u want to manipulate.
Now start working on the drapes and the background in the similar way, which is not very detailed in the start, add some basic color tones, use selection tool, smooth edge brush and blender if required and then blend them, I have used dry brush for the background.