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How I Made: Tree Of Life

Tree Of Life is a personal piece by Ferdinand D. Ladera, who is a senior concept artist with seven years of experience in the games industry. Specialising in fantasy and sci-fi illustration, and with a background in fine art, photography and graphic design, Ladera is certainly a versatile artist. This image was created solely in Photoshop CS5 using digital painting techniques and was inspired by scenes from the movie Avatar. “I chose this concept because I really enjoy doing landscapes and trees,” says Ladera. The concept was first created in greyscale to establish the right values and contrast. Ladera then painted over it with photos to make building up the environment easier and quicker. This also …
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