Rendering a Magical Poison Bottle

How to Render a Magical Realistic Poison Bottle (Free Speedpainting)

Have you ever looked at a sketch compared to the final result and wondered exactly how the artist did it?

It might look like a superhuman feat of painting prowess, but the truth is, you can achieve the same results in less time than you think.

And that’s what today’s speedpainting video is: a window into your very near future! 🔮

There’s something magical and mysterious about a poison or potion bottle, and painting one is a great challenge to develop your skills, because you need to master lighting and make the glass look like a reflective material instead of flat and opaque. 💡

Rendering a Magical Poison Bottle

If that all sounds a bit intimidating, then this video will show you how easy it is!

You’ll learn:

  • The most important thing you need to do at the start of any new project — and it’s not drawing your sketch!
  • Why achieving the right values during your basic render makes changing colors on the fly super quick and easy (along with how to do it)
  • How to use photobashing to save time and add depth and interest to your poison bottle
  • How to make your poison bottle glow to make it look magical and otherworldly (in just a few strokes)

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This is a sneak peek of a much longer video inside the Digital Painting Academy (DPA), where I go into more detail of how to shortcut your painting progress to go from sketch to finished render in the shortest time possible.

As well as learning my top tricks for putting your subject in the spotlight using contrast and the easy tweak to your setup that stops you from losing the “bigger picture”, I show you the foundations for painting anything from scratch, how to become a color and lighting pro, and much more.

It’s all within the Digital Painting Academy. Join today to watch the full walkthrough and get tons of exclusive bonuses! 🎁

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