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Photoshop Rewind is just a Reverse break down of an illustration I did. Note: You may want to read this blog from end to beginning since I did it reversed! Hope you enjoy!
The FINAL! This is the Hovering Hippo. A quick photoshop illustration I did last night in about 1 hour 45 minutes. (Finished 15 minutes early!) (2 hour limit) 11 layers in photoshop 7 done with a mouse.
Step: 10 On a different layer doing some clouds for the background. Yes Clouds..(The Hovering Hippo!)
Step: 9 Time is running short. 30 minutes to go before the 2 hour mark… layering in a background color.
Step 8: Getting some shadows established here. Trying to use colors instead of blacks to give a richer use of shadows.
Step 7: Working towards getting it more polished. I wanted to finish the whole thing in under 2 hours so my time is running out. Been about 1 hour from the start so far.
Step 6: Adding more lights and overlay colors to flesh out the hippo. I am not really caring about the final image just, still playing with overall feel of the piece.
Step 5: Adding more lights. Using lighter colors to add tone to the image as supposed to only working with darker shades.
Step 4: Really starting to add some color to the hippo now. Still working in tone right now to get the lighting of the hippo.
Step 3: More shading of the hippo. Using different opacities and size brushes.
Step 2: Trying something different here really. Layering in some tones to get shadows down. I don’t really want to use any reference for this piece only because this is just a quick exercise. Now for a full color final illustration reference would be something I would go for to get the details of how a hippo actually looks. (Like textures for coloring, shadows etc…)
Step 1: Alright just a quick pencil sketch to get things started. Maybe when I get a wacom I can someday skip this sketch-step, but for right now every piece I do really starts with a pencil or pen drawing. This is the blue print for the final illustration.
There we go! Hope you guys enjoyed the Rewind!
Here is the final once again.