Check out this awesome stage-by-stage run through of the creation of iPad artwork 'Boat Trouble' by Nikolai Lockertsen aka Nikko. As one of the leading iPad artists in the world, Nikko also works as a matte painter, concept artist and art director in TV and movies. In fact 'Boat Trouble' looks like something from a SciFi movie and we really want to know what is going to happen next. Will the monster crush the village? We will leave the fate of the boatman and villagers down to your imagination.
The planning and sketching stage
Sketching the village and testing the color palette of the image
Positioning the robot and adding depth
Adding a boat and boatman along with foliage and building details in the background
Adding more detail to the robot
Adding detail and depth to the image
Cleaning up the image
Adjusting the color palette and adding a vignette effect
The finished piece looks amazing!