Sebastien Hue has shared with us a walkthrough of his latest Illustration, Artificial Glacier. Enjoy the creative process and the different steps with the before / after of each steps, and play with the mouse on each steps to watch the difference.

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Step #1

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Original Plate from Canvas Extension with painting and other stock –

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Step #2

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Replace rough painting with texture and snow painting in the back and Perspective lines and painting of the canyon according to this perspective following the terrain curves

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Step #3

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Apply some textures in proper perspective and more textures blending with the back values

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Step #4

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Add more details with photobashing and add elements outside the corridor preferably round shapes to break the linear aspect of your main shape

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Step #5

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More photobashing;  Add some haze for depth and atmoshpere with lights

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Step #6

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More structures and tone down the canvas with curves filter for more drama, add lights to imply life in there and hase in the very back for more volumetric depth

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Step #7

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Strengthen the lights with contrast and painting and spice up the background with smoke,  LookUp adjustment layers for moods and snow painting here and there for more natural transitions

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Step #8

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More moods painted with soft brush and color corrections, final sharpening and contrast adjustment.

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All Steps at Glance

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