Imagine FX – Ashley Wood Article

It was recently brought to my attention that the current (February 2011) issue of concept art/digital art magazine Imagine FX ran an article on to how to emulate Ashley Wood’s painterly style using the custom brushes and techniques provided by the magazine.

I set out to acquire this article for myself.

Imagine FX - Ashley Wood Article Page 1

Imagine FX - Ashley Wood Article Page 2

What I discovered from this article was very much the same as I had found from research and this was that the images are all about the under drawings, followed by the blocking out of colour underneath. After this it is all about using complementary tones to pull the whole image together.

As you are going along its important to use texture brushes to develop that oil painting look and at the end use a textured brush stamp to go around the painting to add more to the illusion of the paints texture. It’s important to make sure that you don’t over do the same stamp so it becomes obvious it’s not a natural brush stroke.

As I don’t have time for a proper Oil Painting this will be the technique I will use when creating my Ashley Wood image.

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