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Digital Painting with a Collage Base

I saw this video yesterday and thought that it was an interesting take on digital painting. The artist, Marco Bucci, starts with an old painting of his and then uses it as a collage base which he paints on top of. Although he starts with a collage background by the end of the painting it’s nothing more than texture in his Forest Village scene. He walks you through his thought process on composition and value. As well as a few thoughts on creating concept art for the entertainment industry.
This video was posted a few years back and he starts the video off by wishing you a happy 2011 but I still found a lot of good information in it. I only mention this because I almost skipped this video from the intro. I had never thought of starting a painting with a abstract background, but now I’m going to have to try it.

Daniel Lieske’s digital painting process

Do you know what the Wormworld saga is? It’s an amazing free online fantasy comic drawn and created by Daniel Lieske. When Daniel created his comic he made four how-to videos of his process for making a panel. His process goes as follows; step one prelim, step 2 drawing, step 3 painting and  step 4 layout. He can be a little hard to understand at points because he is from Germany, but the information is very good. If you’re interested in digital art you should check out these videos.