Here are the steps of my painting “The Mercenaries”. I did it for a huge contest, you can find it here:
The work tells a story about how i encountered 4 mice one day. I was just making my way home when suddenly i saw a shoe on the lawn. I decided to play with it, because i just get crazy when i see shoes! Yeah, they are so comfortable to sleep in if they are big enough and the shoelaces are my favorite toy! Imagine my surprise when i saw 4 armed mice right behind this shoe! Those 4 bastards scared me to death! But let’s get back to this tutorial.
When i finished the underpainting i added a new layer above it, in color blending mode and colored the picture using a standart soft round brush
Later one guy told me: “look, you paint the grass wrong, it should be thinner close to the ground”. I repainted the grass and added a hat on my head.
And that’s all. You can watch the steps in the video here: