Strange Futures Nepal - The Alley (with Process)

Instead of just posting the final painting, I thought I'd share my steps.

1:  Here is the source photo.  I took this when I visited Kathmandu in 2007.

Source plate

Source plate

2:  I comp in a 3D character, and add the bare bones of some background buildings.

Comp of the elements.

Comp of the elements.

 

3:  I run the Art History brush over the whole thing, using different sizes and different brush shapes to break things up and add visual interest.

After the Art History brush

After the Art History brush

 

4:  The final painting.  Elements have been simplified and transformed to fit the story I have in mind.

The Alley - Final

Thanks for looking!