Photoshop Workshop 1:
Here's my first attempt:
At this stage I'm just playing around with my tablet and photoshop to get used to the interface and tools etc. I found it a bit counter intuitive at first but with Phils support I felt I was making progress by the end of my first lesson!
Photoshop Workshop 2:
Taking on what I'd learnt from Phil's tuition in the first lesson, I started with a base colour background. Created a new layer and made a block silhouette of a sloth.
I think a key aspect and a real selling point of my final design will be realistic looking fur. So I started with simple brush strokes and some darker tones for depth.
Phil showed me how to make a custom brush and the resulting affect is gorgeous and halved the amount of time!
I started to add some more detail on the branch to tie the character into the scene.
I feel I'm starting to get to grips with it now!
Photoshop Workshop 3
So this is the last sloth painting I will do, I promise, before I move onto concepts of my final piece! This time I did the fur on another layer so I could adjust the colour separately. Here's the result.
Photoshop Workshop 4
Since my last lesson, I've been thinking about my final piece in terms of pose, final look etc. Through my head, hand and feet studies I've got a general idea of the final outcome, it's just a case of putting them altogether.
Sloth's predominately reside in trees and very rarely venture down to ground level. Because of this they can barely walk or stand, so I want to incorporate this into my design. This sketch is a rough idea of what I'm looking for.
My first attempt at trying to re-create this sketch in photoshop didn't exactly go to plan. Really not happy with this one.
Second attempt fair slightly better. Still alot of work to do before I submit my final piece!
Back to the drawing board. I have done a few more sketches for reference.
Final Piece Progress