Posted by --M--
on October 5, 2011

Via Vitae Tutorial by J.C. Barquet


Juan Carlos Barquet shows us how he developed his amazing piece "Via Vitae" in few explained steps.


 Initial sketch; at this point, the composition varies a lot.



I start experimenting with the idea of the skull, and I'm still playing with the general composition.



The elements have been established. I enhance the colors and roughly begin refining the shapes.



The stairs are important, so I plan them more carefully. I also use textures for the rocks and clean up the image.



A dramatic atmosphere is created by changing the colors. I also change the skull: as the focal point, it has to look good.



I avoid monotony through color variation, correct the skull's shape and take my time with the final details.


Click HERE to see the full view piece.