More work on thegrav.com, almost finished with the background images.. for some reason I always need to sleep on it before I decide I am done.
Here is the gate getting closed to finished, I have blended all my colors, and refined the values I wanted.
To finish any good digital painting, a bit of time needs to be spent applying textures, and getting the final image to look right. Here is the first layer of texturing I applied.
Here is the Warp Gate background after the second level of texturing has been applied. I also refined the edges of the gate, and added some wear and tear.
Here is the Warp Gate after the final touches have been applied to the painting. I like the rough painted look it retains, and don’t want to make the image much more technical or bog it down under hard edges. But I still feel it needs something more.
As with most of my art, I need to spend sometime away from the piece so I can think about the piece. A valuable lesson I learned over the years work both in the freelance world and later behind a desk, never think something is truly finished until you forget about it for a few hours, go do something else, and then come back.