How to Create a Futuristic Sci-fi Warrior From a Stone Statue

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Futuristic Sci-fi Warrior From a Stone Statue

In this tutorial, we're going to create an awesome science fiction warrior in the middle of an epic war scene!

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Drawing techniques were used for the warrior... Then pen tool for masking... and hard rounded brush for detailing.

Let's get started!

End result:

Step 1

This is the detailed sketch of the main character. I used PS pencil tool to draw sketches. Always start with a big canvas, so that we can work with minute details. I usually work in a A3 canvas. You can download the sketch in high resolution from here.

Step 2

The source image I used to create the battle scene. I used the head, body parts, sky and else is painted.

Download the high resolution of the stone face: HERE.

Check out all the entries in the stone face contest

Step 3

Now, mask out the parts from source image. We can see that shades and highlights are already there. I have marked the highlight parts in yellow, and shades in red.

Step 4

I used the head from the source image as it is. Pen tool is the best fore masking accurately, I added a feather radius of 1.

short cut for feather is ctrl+alt+d

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