Back At Mage Tower by j-art
A free work and pure fun to do.
Lately I browsed the Vue galleries over at Renderosity, this inspired me that much that I wanted to try Vue (a 3d application) myself again, I did some fun pieces using this program some years ago. The last years I did most of my work digital but didnt use much 3d apps and painted digitally as I would do it traditional. For this piece I dig out my old Vue4 and started playing around with it and created this nice background 3d, cant tell you how much I enjoyed it, really much fun.
However I took the background into Photoshop did some color corrections till I was satisfied, took the whole piece into Painter and had a great detailed Landscape to start from. I painted over the piece to get a more painterly look (the renders directly out of Vue are too realistic for my taste). Only a few hours later I had a really cool looking background, than I just painted in the knight and his dragon which took a few more hours and I had a nice looking fantasy piece. The whole procedure only took two evenings, one evening playing around with Vue and having really much fun doing so, another evening for postwork and adding the figures.
Well for 2d purists this piece may be crap as it is not realy completely painted, but for those interested in getting quick some cool looking results this technique my be of interest. It really saved me a lot of time, if I had to paint a landscape like that, it would take me days and days.
Hope you enjoy looking at it as I really enjoyed it enormously doing it .
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