French concept artist Florian reveals how perspective and the Brush tool play a big part in creating his cool underwater images
The first 10 minutes of painting are very basic. Everything is desaturated, with quick shapes equalling a quick composition. There’s almost no lighting at this stage – I’m just searching for the right direction.
When I eventually find an idea that I like, I then begin to enhance the contrast in the foreground and also work on the lighting in my focal point. Once that’s taken care of, I start adding some more details to the composition.
More details and lighting are added. I paint in rock textures using photos as a reference. I paste these where I want details, adding volume on top. I take my time to improve the lighting and overall composition of the image.