So I decided to participate in the League of Legend art contest.
It ends on the Feb 2nd 2012.
Image done, the progress is here. [link]
5 Days of work, some full days some part days, About 30-40 hours I think.
It was hard to capture the sakura trees at night, they need to be bright and pink and dark because it is night time and yet bright because of lanterns, yet dark because of the lanterns.
The coloring method I used is the same, dublicate layer and erase method I used on this Icon. [link] [link]
(the sound is crap, still dont know how to edit things, just skip to the middle part for coloring if interested)
The trick is to use image reference! Alex Ross uses image reference! So shall you!
An image was used as image reference from AMAZING [link]
Check it out!