Gretel and Hansel environmental concept and digital painting tutorial. This one I was inspired by Grimm’s tale of Gretel and Hansel. It is a story about brother and sister discovered a candy hut in the woods. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her.
In this painting, the process is a really intend for a quick concept painting just to get the idea across, not a polished art work by any means. This piece of concept is part of my quest to get better on environmental art. This one is also still very basic with not much level of detail, just to translate my idea into visual. I use quite a bit of custom brushes on leaves, branches, grasses, etc. I have a video tutorial on how I paint forest environmental concept. The process in the video is very similar to this Gretel and Hansel concept art.
Watch a video on how to paint forest environmental concept art.
Below are step by step how to paint Gretel and Hansel environmental concept. You can see how I started with just simple construction lines and shapes. What I pay attention to most are composition and lighting. My way of painting is not the only way on how to do it. It is just one of many ways, many artists have different approaches. I just hope that the video and step by step will somehow help some of you who want to progress in digital painting.