How to paint waterfall

How to paint waterfall. How to draw and paint landscape waterfall environmental concept scene digital painting video demo. This step by step video show you from lay down the base color, blocking in shape for painting to create under-painting then assigning value and color composition, and refining detail for the final concept painting. This one I have a reference but it is not exactly look alike. So basically it is my painting study that I recorded it then try to analyze and make a painting tutorial out of it. It is good to always practice painting from real scene in life setting. If you don’t have time practice from good photo reference, preferably the one you took it yourself. When you paint a lot of landscape, it help you understand natural setting more. Once you understand the usual lighting, natural setting then you can utilize them to make up your own environmental concept art to make them even more believable. I really need to do more landscape painting myself.

Here is a final painting of waterfall

painting tutorial waterfall

painting tutorial waterfall

Watch the painting video tutorial how to paint waterfall.

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Below are step by step how to paint waterfall. You will see in the first set, how to compose a landscape sketching then how to start painting from the beginning to the finished piece. Step 1, I just start drawing line to make up the rocks by the bank on the right side of the river. Then a horizontal line indicates the top of the hill. Step 2, then I finish of the sketch of the other side of the river. Step 3, I begin to block in basic value using very light gray to begin with. Step 4, then I start to easing in and assign value to make the river bank actually look rocky. Or basically I called assigning value and composition.

how to draw waterfall

how to draw waterfall

Then the painting step by step process. Step 5, I am trying to separate each element more by using value as you can see two side of the rocky land and waterfall in the middle. Their value are quite contrast so it is easier to paint. Step 6, after I assign base value and make it readable, I then begin to paint with some color starting from the right side. Step 7, now I am focusing on painting water and the texture of waterfall, splash and so on. Step 8, then I keep painting from right to left for the over all color. In final stage, I have to check for vegetation, rock value and texture, then overall balance of the image. And done!

how to paint waterfall

how to paint waterfall

Here is a final painting of waterfall

painting tutorial waterfall

painting tutorial waterfall

More landscape and environmental concept art painting tutorials.
-How to paint landscape mountain river
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-How to draw cityscape environmental design

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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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9 Responses to How to paint waterfall

  1. Matthew Roy Ray says:

    I’m making a waterfall in front of my top chest to my thighs. Pretty blue

  2. tsara says:

    you must be pro dont you

  3. Xia Taptara says:

    1) Did you not see the banner under the video tutorial?

  4. Sayori Uchiha says:

    this is a true masterpiece *-* I just have 2 questions …..
    1) where can I find the brushes you used for drawing the waterfall ?
    2) do you have an account on DA “deviant art” ?
    if you don’t, you should make one, you can have friends & sell prints all over the world there ^-^

  5. boyramon says:

    yeah me too?

  6. boyramon says:

    wow awesome..xD

  7. Xia Taptara says:

    That’s what I meant. thanks. 😉

  8. hey i LOVE your work! it inspires me to do better… one thing though don’t you mean vegetation not plantation? but other than that thank you so much! 😀

  9. Joshua Nel says:

    Your tutorials have made me a much better artist, and I want to thank you for that :)

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