How to paint Conan the barbarian

How to paint Conan the Barbarian. Conan the Barbarian digital painting video tutorial along with step by step images below. Here is a new version of Conan the barbarian that will be in theater in late 2011. It is a speed painting study video of one of the screenshot from a movie. If you have seen my speed painting or digital painting videos regularly, you will notice that I usually start of with lines, then paint a monochromatic value and so on. In this tutorial, I use Photoshop CS5 and Wacom tablet Intuo as a painting tool.
In this painting video, I took a different approach in my own study. I just try to get the shape right away without using or depending on any line work. If you have a model, landscape setting or references, first thing you should do when paint is to paint the biggest shape you see. Also try to get the shape as accurate as you can, then second biggest and so on. That is what I did in this painting, I capture the biggest shape and simplify everything in the image or make them simple shape to begin with. Then once you get most of the main elements all together, you can start assigning value and refine the shape. Also watch for edges whether it is hard edge, soft edge or lost edge. Speedpainting is a good practice for quick exercise either value study or color study. The task force you to simplify things that you painted, no matter how complex it will be. It trains your eyes and your brain to work together and think quick. One of the most important trick is squint, and squint really good. If you don’t know how, don’t worry. It took me a few month to actually understand the concept of squinting in painting, and eventually, with time, I kind of get it.

Conan the barbarian digital painting tutorial. Digital painting characters and value study painting study tutorial, Conan the barbarian, jason momoa, speed painting. Digital painting tutorial process. How to paint barbarian, skin, portrait, metal and cloth. A painting timelaspe video demo series of movie screenshot characters that will help you gain knowledge of shape, value and edges in painting.
Here is the final image of Conan the barbarian speed painting.

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painting Conan the barbarian

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Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of the character’s homeland, Cimmeria) is a fictional character. He is a hero, a well known and iconic figure in American fantasy, and the most famous barbarian in fiction.
Conan is often associated with the fantasy subgenre of sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy. He was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932
Conan is a Cimmerian (based on the ancient Indo-European nomads of the same name and, somewhat loosely, on the Celts), a barbarian of the far north. One of his grandfathers, however, came from a southern tribe. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its destruction, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. Conan the Barbarian (previously titled Conan 3D)[3] is a 3-D sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. The film is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology. It stars Jason Momoa in the titular role, alongside Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, and Bob Sapp awith Marcus Nispel directing.

Below are step by step how to paint Conan the warrior images

Conan the barbarian painting tutorial

Conan the barbarian painting tutorial

painting Conan the barbarian

painting Conan the barbarian

Also if you just want to take a look at some male basic anatomy video and step by step tutorials to supplement the barbarian tutorial above, Both How to draw man muscles body torso video and Drawing man arm muscles in action pose video are very useful as drawing and rendering muscles and human anatomy demonstration for artist.
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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 ( 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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One Response to How to paint Conan the barbarian

  1. Ghostfade says:

    “If it sucks I will take down the video so people don’t hate me” – funny!

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