A Work in Progress: A gift from nature



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A gift from nature
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Begin with a basic sketch

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Use the pentool to draw the basic shapes

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Pick a piece of the wall texture, use levels to increase the contrast and place it into the dragon shape in overlay mode

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Repeat to fill the entire body, don't, warp the texture pieces to wrap them around the body.

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Use the rectangular marquee tool to pick a square piece of the wall texture, copy and paste it, apply Filter > Distort Polar coordinates... to make it circular

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Apply a piece of the stone at the bottom of the image to the horns and the claws.

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And texture from the wall again to the belly/chest.

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Use the broken tree to make the trunk of the flower and the leafs.

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Pick the stalactites from the left to make the petals

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and a piece of the stone to make the centre

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On a new layer in multiply mode begin to paint the basic shadows.

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Use some Hue/saturation adjustment layers to add more color and improve the shadows,

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And another layer in overlay mode to add lightness.

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Use soft (white) brushes with low opacity to paint some light.

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and continue painting to blend the dragon body border, now with smaller brushes

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Lowered the global saturation (ctrl+u)

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Final result

Creation of A gift from nature: Final Result

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avatar hereisanoop

very useful....

(5 years and 2769 days ago)
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lolu says:

Thanks for this fantastic step by step

(5 years and 2762 days ago)