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Golden Snake and the Dark Wildwood Painting Photoshop Tutorial
- Program: Photoshop CS2
- Digital Painting-Photoshop Tutorials
Step 1 - Base sketch and image compositionI decide to paint a golden snake and a dark forest for my tutorial. And here are two sketches about my main environment. I started with some quick sketches about the main idea and here let me show you my main sketch work. I start with a sketch work as you see but maybe you can prefer working directly with color. Some artist prefer to begin painting process directly with colors. But if you ask me, I advice you to start always with a sketch work to any painting. Because to begin directly with colors are more proper for an experienced artist.
Well as you see on these sketch works there are two character. The golden snake and a little alien character. Golden snake is the keeper of the Dark Wildwood. And he is looking doubtfully to the strange creature. And he doesn't want stranger characters in his forest. Here is a very close screenshot for my alien character.
Step 2 - Setting the CanvasPhotoshop File size of the initial sketch work of is 700x839. Resolution must be 72 for now. Later you need to make it bigger to add painting details. But not now. Here is the canvas settings:
- Width: 700 pixels
- Height: 839 pixels
- Resolution: 72 dpi