Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a flat crenellation, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Next we're going to add crenelations to the…walls of the castle but before we do that…let's take a minute to revise the concept…sketch to make it better match the perspective drawing.…When we did the setup for the file to do the perspective drawing I…encouraged you to keep the castle on a separate layer exactly for this reason.…Select the layer with your castle concept on it.…Let's Zoom In here for a closer look. On this…sketch, the crenelations above the doorway are…too high and not matching the guidelines.…
Lasso around the offending area, press Cmd or Ctrl+J to copy that…area into a new layer and distort it to match the guides.…Merge the two layers together.…Then patch the tops of the side bastions by…Cmd+Option+Shift, or Ctrl+Alt+Shift, dragging the selection to copy it up.…
If you didn't think about perspective while doing your concept sketch, that's…fine, since the concept sketch is just to get your ideas down.…However, that can result in castles that…don't match the perspective drawing at all.…If your castle is like that, you may want…
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