A quick sketch to warm up ca 30 min.
Rotkärtchen: the big bad wolf
Lineart by Lena Kuschke
Colors by me
These are the studies I did for the card art. 2 color- and fur-studies and a lighting study of a side-lighting from James Gurneys book "Color and Light"
This will be the next card: Orza Reckenhauer.
To be honest I had some trouble with the lighting in the Rotkärtchen - piece, so this time wanted to use a different approach. First I put in all the colors I wanted in the piece on seperate layers.
Then I used the Gradient tool with a single color in the circular mode (example of the effect).
With that I dropped in 2 colored lightsources from the sides and another one from the middle like in this image:
This is how I arranged my layers:
This is the result, after masking out planes where the different lights don't fall on.
The next steps will be adding textures and rendering out the forms more.
I hope this made sense and maybe even helped somebody. :)
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