This image was my entry for a Drawing Jam called God of War. While browsing the web for some information and
inspiration as well, I realized that most of the images just focusing on a effigy of the God himself. So I decided to
not to go that route. I wanted something bigger, something more powerful - why not showing a God of War in his
destiny? The idea was set and my next step was to spend some time on choosing how to present my image.
I'm a big fan of super wide cinematic shots. So why not giving it a shot in this epic direction?
Now everything was set - time to fire up Photoshop!
The Tools and Painting Process
I'm a big fan of customized brushes and shapes, but for this image I worked mostly with my "standard" brush set.
I used some customized brushed for the clouds and for the arrow - but the rest was done with a hard round brush
and my main brush (not named it yet). Figure A show what brushes I used for the entire image. A big help for defining
shapes is the lasso tool. It's an easy going to draw in some random shapes and work with the brush and the
eraser over an over until you're happy.
As I said before, I was heading for something huge, something epic for that image. That in mind I started to block
in some rough color values and shapes. My goal for this step was to set the main colors and the composition. The
God should be something huge, followed by his fellow army. I painted in the initial shape for the God and set his
I kept working on the God and started to paint in more details and the God's face as well. For a better feel for the
scale I started to paint in the God's army by using just the round brush. For the shields I used the round selection
tool, added a new layer and used my normal "paint/erase" technique.