I have a picture that I think I'm able to see how it was done. Since it's pretty similar to what I'm trying to achieve, would you mind helping me find how to reproduce its most basic tricks ? (e.g. which tools to use in which order to achieve this or that result, or layer and masking tricks, etc.)
Picture is here: koleksifoto.com/images/wallpapers/11253093/Background/Illustration%20Art%20Work/Creative_Artwork2002.jpg
(Sorry, the forum won't let me set this as a link until 5 posts)
Since my art skills barely reach the programmer art level, I would just like to:
1/ Reproduce the same grass with same color. I'm able to make grass already, but not as nice even though I think I use more complex tricks.
2/ Reproduce the same path texture with same color. It's not impossible that the path also extends underneath the grass layer, making it a little yellow. Whether that's the case or not, this is the kind of details I'm looking for to reproduce these graphics.
3/ Reproduce the water texture. The water I'm doing looks fair but is unusable. This one is way better and more complex. It seems that there is a rock texture below, and in between there seems to be a shade layer that's more uh..dense.. in some places than in others. The author seems to control the waves placement and orientation way better than I'm able to. There could also be some alpha fading on the edges of the water layer
4/ Lighting. Ignoring the more complex graphics such as trees and rocks and their shadows, is there particular lighting in this picture ? If so, any advice to reproduce it ?
5/ Water is complex enough already, but if you have advices for reproducing the bridge, I'm all ears. It seems to require some drawing skills though so I might not be ready for this. Points 1/ to 3/ are more important.
Thanks a lot !