Now the latest installment of the game has been released and it is the last one to be directed by Hideo Kojima. I played the heck out of it and I loved every moment of it here is my tribute.
Here are the steps on how I painted BigBoss
I always start with a sketch, loose at first and then refine it to give form to the illustration. I originally wanted a “heart” on the dog but on the next few steps you will see that I changed it to an exclamation point as it fits better.. do not be afraid to commit mistakes on this stage.
2nd step is flat color seperation, I use a lot of layers in my drawings, it gives me more control and saves a lot of time, it is not very exciting but this step is very important.
This is where I place the shadows, correct placement of shadows will give form to the illustration and will start to give it that 3D look.
Is when I place the highlights, I place the highlights on the opposite side of the shadows. I also played around with the layer settings on this one.
This is the step where I add in the little details like the scars, the patches on his shoulder and the stitches on his eyepatch.
Is where I put in the effects like colordodges and highlights on his eyes, I also placed him on a white background and made their reflections.
And here below is a summary of how it looks from the start to finish, I hope you enjoy my short explanation to my process. If you do please share, follow me on my facebook page tweet about it and subscribe to my youtube channel.