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How to paint landscape mountain river.  Environmental sketch concept digital painting video tutorial, Cliff Mountain Cloud Sky water landscape.

Here is another environmental landscape sketch exercise I did. This one is pretty similar to the previous environmental sketch tutorial except I focus more on simplifying shapes and strokes. Details painting is good only when the moment comes, painting big scale stuff I believe I better off make it simple first and arrange the overall composition and values before going in and add unnecessary detail. It’s easily said than done. But practice make us better artist. So…keep painting and drawing, also important to keep keen eyes for observing and study.

Compare to the previous one ( Environment digital painting process ), I prefer this piece more because of its simplicity and implication with just big strokes rather than trying to go in and fill all the unnecessary information. The lighting, depth and color range are also a bit better in my opinion.

Anyway there are more video tutorials on environmental concept sketch go to and pick on of the following: Draw and paint Environmental concept Sand Valley, Drawing and painting environmental concept Magma Fall, how to paint magma river concept art, and Environmental concept tutorial IceScape.

Here is a final quick concept sketch of a Cliff Valley Water Cloud landscape

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Below are step by step images painting tutorial for you guys to watch to go along with the video tutorial. Step 1, I just rough out a sketch using three value.  You can see the darkest value will be the mountain, but now they are just shape.  Step 2, I begin to add some cloud using soft brush and hard brush.  At this stage, I am still using Photoshop default round brushes.  Step three, you can see that I start to flesh out one of the mountain range on the left and add some dimension to the water.  Step four, I begin to paint more on the water by adding some wave line.  Watch the painting video tutorial for more insight detail.  If you don’t get it the first time, I recommend watch it a few time then you should be good to go.

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Here is a final quick concept sketch of a Cliff Valley Water Cloud landscape

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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