First of all, I’d like to thank CGArena which allows me to present a tutorial about the creation of my work Daydreamer!
I have used Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Cintiq. Very often the creation of a work of art begins with a sketch or a drawing. With me, most of the times it would begin as a chaos evolving from scattered spots, based on the principle of a colorful overlay in the classic drawing. Just like the children stare in the clouds in a hot summer day, so do I discover, in the chaos, fanciful creatures and vast lands.
While looking at the colourful spots you will see that your fantasy is gradually going to create images, which otherwise you would find hard to produce and the idea is going to take shape step by step. Once the basic idea has already taken form in your mind, then comes the time for the first main steps:
1. A quick sketch of your work.
2. The basic silhouette and range of colours.
3. And last but not least, creating the specific sense or effect by which you recreate the kind of mood that you would like to fill up your picture.
THE MAIN FEELING ON THE PICTURE
This could be, as it is in this case, flying splashes of light and pieces of green land could be a strong foreshortening, a particular source of light or something else, which could grab the audience attention, because as we know the first impressions are the most important. They win the audience.
Composition could be divided into triangular, pyramidal and circular. The objects in the picture are situated in such a way, so that the main sought after effect could be achieved. In my particular case I have used circular composition, which follows the movement of the flying splashes of light, and I have later on intensified this feeling through one of the creatures’ tail, which also follows the circular movement. This way or other, the composition centre remains the most important to me. The point, which is noticed first by any human eye. Or this is the centre of the picture. Most often, if you draw two lines between the picture angles, the point where they cross is the picture centre. There is the object, which will be noticed firstly by the viewer – a main character or an impressive detail, or a colour spot. It happens often that the composition centre has been pushed further away and does not coincide with the format centre. But in order to be perceived easily by the human eye, the picture centre in this case should be peaceful and clear.