Abandoned - Post Apocalyptic Style Digital Painting With Process
Hi everyone, sharing with you all a recent post apocalyptic scene and the process in creating it. I thought this scene could tell a story of an escape but a disaster caused the boat to become useless and left abandoned for nature to take over. My focus on this piece was on improving the foliage compared to my previous pieces. I only used a brush set in the shape of foliage and it worked because it was quite subtle in the scene however, a close up scene like this required more realism so I used the clone tool from a reference photo.
This is the overall final piece,
This was the reference photo I based my inspiration on
I used this boat as a reference image
I lowered the saturation and brightness and removed parts of the boats to make it look wrecked.
Added some dirt to the boat and waters using a brush.
I start adding props such as the rocks by the boat, life float and pillars with chains.
I start adding moss using the clone tool from the reference images. This creates more realism compared to my previous method. I think about where the light would hit the parts of the scene causing the moss to spread.
I then using some of the mossy water from the original reference and add it in several places.
The final step involved using the burn and dodge tool to make areas darker or lighter depending on where the light hit them. I added a slight fog overlay on this scene but made it very subtle and it did not require much light so just added a few light rays to the scene. After flattening the image I also changed the levels and contrast a little to create the final piece.