Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding details to the domes and towers, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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The walls are looking good.…So let's add some ornamentation to the towers and domes.…We already subdivided this high tower so let's…use those divisions to add some arches that…echo those on the lower wall, along with…some small windows all wrapped around the tower.…Turn the Ticks Layer back on so we can see the subdivisions…and on the Details Layer add Vertical Guides on every other tick…going around the tower.…Then draw the little arch decorations from the guide up to the middle Ticks.…
I want a couple of guides for drawing the…windows, so select the Final Ellipse Layer, Lasso around…one of the closest ellipses and drag copy, duplicate…it down to the lower part of the tower.…This ellipse is at 100% but it would be nice if it was lighter.…So select Fill and clear it by 60%.…Duplicate it again and define the top and bottom…of the windows. These guides are still too dark.…So Marquee around both ellipses and clear them by 60% again.…
Draw guides through the middle of the arches to…help center the windows and lightly block them in.…
Note: This installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials builds on the concept sketch from the first course, but it's not necessary to have those files to proceed.
- Understanding the three types of linear perspective
- Preparing your concept sketch for drawing
- Setting up vanishing points
- Finding the first boxes in perspective
- Roughing in the other rectilinear forms
- Creating a flat crenellation
- Plotting measuring points
- Drawing ellipses
- Adding repeating details to walls
- Delineating the background