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Witches Cottage

An illustration that was inspired by both the brothers Grimm stories and the Crones in The Witcher 3. Although it is fairytale inspired, I didn't want it to have a Disney look to it so kept it quite dark in terms of colour palette and mood.

Witches Cottage

Witches Cottage

Rough greyscale sketch

Rough greyscale sketch

Adding sepia tone

Adding sepia tone

Base colours

Base colours

Adding alternate light source and painting in some clouds

Adding alternate light source and painting in some clouds

Adding more detail, the cage with character inside, some reflections etc

Adding more detail, the cage with character inside, some reflections etc

Final Image detailed more, lighting refined, colour balance, many small details etc

Final Image detailed more, lighting refined, colour balance, many small details etc