It took a while since I had to go and paint on each one of the stones in the end to make it look good.
But it started out with me painting just like a flat lineart of these stones, completely not in perspective, and quite messy with thick lines using like a default photoshop chalk brush.
I think I painted like 1 or 2 rows of stones than I just copy pasted it and merged it into a big tall texture, I think I had a few ones I applied to each road individually.
Than I just transformed it into the perspective fitting them into the empty grey roads, than at the same time I might have warped them abit giving them like a slight curve so the road wouldn't be so flat, I think I could have done it slighlty more even.
Than I think I just reduced the opacity of the black lineart giving me the grey shadows inbetween each rock, after that I had to just normally paint to give each rock some texture and variation of values etc, also added some dark darks inbetween the rocks and highlights, all done with the round brush with pressure sensitivity.
The circuluar pattern was done the same, just made like a flat texture lineart of it first, I drew like 1 rock square shape and than made like a halfcircle copy pasting it only, than duplicated that, than once I had the pattern I just transform it into the picture and freehand paint some bricks to merge it with the other smaller roads.
thank you very much for the information. It still seems quite daunting, maybe because it is. One has to wonder how much time should be spent on concept art, cuz if you really want it to look great you'll lose efficiency for your bosses.
Thanks! glad you enjoyed the image, if you are refering to the animated characters, Most of them someone else have painted, but I have done a few of them aswell, cant remember totally from top of my head if any is in the trailer tho.
Wonderful digital scene. I love the point of view and all the details and textures you've included. The shadow of the building in the foreground is an awsome touch. Fantastic attention to detail and an outstanding job! Thanks for sharing.