The Depth of Detail

The Depth of Detail

Freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist, Ranjeet Singh, tries to depict magnification and perspective through his fantasy digital painting of a huge bull and a tiny wizard amidst a majestic and mystical environment. He emphasises on paying specific attention to the details of lighting, depth, tone and the likes, so as to achieve the conceived visuals.

Depth lies in detail.

Paying enough attention to detail is what it mostly takes to transmit the desired effect onto canvas. Ranjeet Singh expresses and displays how the characters and surrounding elements in a visual come together and interact with each other, providing meaningful context to an illustration, when aspects such as contrast, detail, light and tone of colour are effectively managed to create balanced imagery.

Depth of detail - Ranjeet Singh - Step 01
Depth of detail - Ranjeet Singh - Step 01

Step 1

To begin with, the white canvas was dyed blue to give it a feel of gradient. Using a brush, a sketch of the subject was then made to have a blueprint of the imagery. For sketching and painting, Adobe Photoshop was used with Wacom Intuos and different custom-made brushes.

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