TUTORIALS

Posted by --M--
on October 5, 2011

Via Vitae Tutorial by J.C. Barquet

 

Juan Carlos Barquet shows us how he developed his amazing piece "Via Vitae" in few explained steps.

 

 Initial sketch; at this point, the composition varies a lot.

 

 

I start experimenting with the idea of the skull, and I'm still playing with the general composition.

 

 

The elements have been established. I enhance the colors and roughly begin refining the shapes.

 

 

The stairs are important, so I plan them more carefully. I also use textures for the rocks and clean up the image.

 

 

A dramatic atmosphere is created by changing the colors. I also change the skull: as the focal point, it has to look good.

 

 

I avoid monotony through color variation, correct the skull's shape and take my time with the final details.

 

Click HERE to see the full view piece.