Cavern Gemstone

So, now that I’m back, let me restart my weekly blogging with a painting I did in April 2018. It’s an ice cavern featuring a glowing gemstone.

Digital painting of an ice cavern featuring a glowing gemstone.

Digital painting of an ice cavern featuring a glowing gemstone.

I did this painting in a color-first approach, skipping the grayscale painting that I usually would do first to get my values right. It’s fun to try out different techniques.

I feel like going with color first gives me a broader spectrum of colors in my image right from the start, whereas coloring a grayscale image afterwards often looks dull during the first phases. It took longer to get the values right though.

As I really liked this approach, I want to implement it in my workflow and try it out on occasion to get faster with it. Let’s see how it goes 😉