Landscape/Environment Tut


Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol


First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.


You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top. 



Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.


The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.


Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled. 


Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want. 




Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.



I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top. 



Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh. 


And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P

#reference  #art  


Excuse me while I extract revenge on you. 

Okay so, I saw some comments a few times on the post of the Infanta coat that it would make an awesome piece for female Corvo. Considering I have both the coat AND the cosplay, I figured why not. Corvo mask by the beautiful TurnOnRed!

Though personally I think it looks more like something Jessamine would wear — WHICH IS WHY I THINK FEM!CORVO SHOULD JUST BE JESSAMINE RISEN FROM THE DEAD BY THE OUTSIDER TO GET HER BABY BACK.


Enough of these games.

do any of you have any visually-appealing manga to recommend?

so for my manga project I need to read a shitton of manga to thoroughly study the toning, effects, etc so I can hire assistants, point to a few examples and be like, ”we’re aiming for this level of polish per page.”

have any of you seen any that stood out to you in the visual aspect? ;v;

this is the level of detail/aesthetic I’d prefer (scans are from Kuroshitsuji/Bakuman manga)

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Anonymous: Hey, Feli, have you seen/read Naoki Urasawa's Monster? :o

nope! what’s it about?

Anonymous: Don´t worry,friend,we´re all in deeply invested in this game,we can relate to that,haha. And yeah, better stay away, people are being really pissy that 70% of people ended up killing him. I mean...even Kenny admits it was the right thing to do. He had a fantastic closure and a great death. I felt staying with Jane after was only fair because one way or another she was trying to help Clementine and AJ. Her heart was in the right place. :/

His death scene was extremely well executed and I was sobbing the entire time. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy pulling that trigger at all but I didn’t hesitate when the option came up because I realized he had completely lost it. The after-conversation with him however just completely broke me. 


I felt bad turning the family away, but some details about them struck me as a little odd. When you turn them away the father goes ”What if I’m dangerous?” 

I don’t know, I guess there’s no good guys or bad guys in that scenario. I honestly tried to put myself in Clem’s shoes and had I been through what she’s been through, I’d be done being so ”kind and inviting” for quite a long time because it is guaranteed to come back to bite you in the ass.

Anonymous: Amen,I got the exact same ending as you. Have you seen the people at Telltale forums? They´re acting like Kenny is God,did nothing wrong and staying with him is "canon". Seriously,people ned to grow up. Jane did fuck up but so did Kenny. :/ I´m honestly tired of these fights.

I haven’t, and I try really hard to stay away from official forums of anything because while going through particular threads I can feel my braincells packing up and leaving for an indefinite vacation. 

Kenny reached breaking point long ago, he wasn’t living, he was merely surviving. Ticking time bomb. I care a bit too much about Clem as a character to ignore the risks that leaving her and AJ with him posed, so I am glad they ended up with Jane. It feels safe and secure and at the end of the day that’s what my end goal for those kids has always been.

I can’t believe I’m talking about fucking characters from a videogame the way I am rn. 



tonight on the bsn

Self insertion sketch time! 

I really wanted to respond with a sketch about how I feel for the next dragon age Inquisition and all dem romance options. 

momochanners how would you like to respond to this whit me with a little self insertion sketch?


Anonymous: what ending did you get in twdg?

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D O W N T H E D R A I N 

i’m trying to pinpoint the exact moment knowing whether i could bang a videogame character or not became so important to me

#klk  #royalty  #gif