In this ZBrush polypainting tutorial, you look at the concept art to find the colors that might show in reflections on the metal on your pirate’s journal. You learn how to add this color layer as highlights and its complimentary color in the shadows. This finalizes the dark to light coloring technique.
- [Voiceover] Coming back to the concept art,…I have a very warm tone of gray within the ring,…and if I had to select another color,…I'm probably looking at somewhat of a reddish brick color…that is in some of the recessed areas,…so I'm going to select a color that is a bit more…in that family.…We'll call it a rouge type color.…And once again,…now I want to lay in kind of a large swathe…of color throughout.…
I also want to be careful though…not to just paint this red all over everything.…So I'm going to just gently,…and I'm really, really working extremely light.…Very light pressure on the tablet…to bring in some of that color.…And this is a really important step.…One of the secrets to color theory,…and this goes for just about any art that you may do,…is that working with opposites will complement each other.…
So on the color wheel,…this particular color red would basically be somewhere…in the green family.…And we are working with a metallic yellow to start with…so we do somewhat have a bit of that green going on.…
To learn how to sculpt the 3D pirate journal featured here, check out Michael's previous course, ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting.
- Setup and preparation
- Painting a metallic object
- Adding base and highlight colors
- Refining sculpt details
- Using masking
- Adding a stippled texture with Colorized Spray