Following up on the previous posts about designing an 11th century street of Jerusalem, I decided to put the design into context and try to draw a visual which could illustrate the battle scene during the sack of Jerusalem. I have also been working on a technical drawing that I will post on here soon. This, as well as the SketchUp model shown previously, has helped me come up with an illustration that I was hoping would convey the feel of the adaptation. It depicts the war therefore the atmosphere should be dark and unsettling.
I went on to do a proper rendered visual with photoshop. I have been experimenting with custom brushes and textures a lot in this drawing, as well as the different layer modes available in photoshop.
I then went on to experiment with the hue and saturation filters. I must admit that I particularly like the feel of the top drawing: