Lucky enough to have been asked to supply another little workshop for my favourite magazine around Christmas. It's in issue 93 which hit the shelves February 1st in the UK, but should be available elsewhere in download format if you inhabit more interesting places and fancy a look. It's just me playing about to create an image in SKetchbook Pro which stands as my equal favourite software with ArtRage. They each have different things to offer and are both great.
Sketchbook Pro really is worth a look if you haven't taken advantage of the free trial already. Don't take my word - track down the Bobby Chiu vidcap where he shows how he created the box cover image. It's great as most Chiu content is. He works in a different way to me, exploiting the adjustement controls to boost layer contrast after painting in subtle shades. I go more with building up tonal range through an accumulation of layers set to multiply. There's a vidcap I did to accomapny it the IFX magazine disk for those interested enough to buy it. With a bit of luck the IFX crew might slap it into their Youtube stream at a later date if not. Typically waffley stuff from me.
Bobby Chiu's SKB6 vid on Schoolism