Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
The Stages of 300 by thaddeous The Stages of 300 by thaddeous
I always like to see the steps of a picture, and so figured I would post up the steps of what 300 looked like throughout its progress.

Day 1: Started with a rough sketch of everything to get the placement right, then experimented with Opacity and stunned myself with how awesome I got the king's face to look. Was then equally stunned as I worked out the arm, cape, and pendant thing. Had trouble getting to sleep that night.

Day 2: Came back with a fury and did the king's chest. After finding out that the realistic look I was getting with this Opacity shading was no fluke, I redid the face and almost had a heartattack as I looked upon something I knew I would never have been able to draw in a million years.

Day 3: Pondered how to come at the shield, and ended up just tapping dots onto my Wacom for a couple hours after the other brush settings came up short in my opinion. My patience was tested, along with my sanity as I dotted the crap out of the shield in a multitude of colors. After I got it looking good enough, I started to work on the Spartan troops.

Day 4: Finished the Spartan troops, got lazy and wanted to quit for the day but pushed myself to do the Arcadians too.

Day 5/Finished: The most frustrating and mind-numbing part - making the rain look like rain. As stated earlier, I couldn't get any special brushes to look quite right, and so resorted to guerilla tactics, tapping my Wacom with a fury, streaking parts and blurring others. Finally finished after much longer than expected.

Here's hoping someone thinks this is cool. :]
Add a Comment:
DemonCherTeddyBear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
this is blasted amazing.

I loved this movie to pieces.

thaddeous Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Blasted amazing?! Only now do I see how lame my own lingo is :)

Thank you very much for the fav.
thaddeous Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Why thank you very much!
RockAByeBaby89 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
You are lucky to have this talent. I wouldn't know how to even START going about this...
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
March 22, 2007
Image Size
1.5 MB


5 (who?)