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Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Bring Diverse Mediums Together

To give you the best possible understanding of how to amalgamate multiple source materials into one cohesive image, let’s break down a completed image step-by-step so you can get an idea of how it came to completion.

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1. Start With Your Photo ReferenceChoose reference photos with a good a mixture of angles and interesting perspectives. The foundation for this piece is the planetary backdrop photo. It is not much more than a curved line with gradients, but this is more than enough for setting out a composition. The lighting reference is a spectacular sunset with the sun striking the underside of the clouds. It makes ...

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