A detailed, step by step tutorial demonstration of my process in the making of a creature illustration.
As a side note, this assignment was a Concept Art test that landed me my current job at Cryptic Studios.
Step 0: Comps / Thumbnails
The first step in creating any image is the ideation process. This is the part I really have fun with.
Since the assignment was a creature illustration I created a set of creature thumbnails. Sketching small and staying loose allows the ideas and shapes to flow. I sketched about 20 mini thumbnails in this process.
A step by step tutorial on how to paint a sexy female figure in Photoshop. You can also see my workflow, thought process and general tips on creating beautiful figurative art.
STEP 0: Setting up the workspace
I generally keep my workspace very minimal. I keep my canvas zoomed out and have my pre-made color palette in a separate window. I treat this window like a traditional oil palette and mix and pick my colors from this window. My main monitor, a Cintiq, was also my tablet. My reference image is on the second monitor.