Digital painting tutorial Dead Space 2

Here is a digital painting video and step by step tutorial inspired by playing Dead Space 2. You will learn how to paint Isaac in his mech armor suit and a creature. I was playing in for a while and I love it. Dead Space 2 is a survival horror third-person shooter. Though it is very spooky and creepy. A lot of interesting scary creatures or humanoids called “necromorphs.” I really like the main armor designs, there are many cool armors in this game.
As this blog progress, I am trying to make the painting a little more cinematic or storyboard frame like rather than character pin ups. I think the format fits speed painting best. Also I get to push myself further and further by challenging myself to find good composition and define lighting in the scene. So if you are looking for basic drawing or painting tutorial, please look at the thumbnails above the blog or the right column. If you scroll down the menu on the right column, you will find most of the basic and all the tutorials there.
And once in a blue moon, I will make a basic drawing tutorial, photoshop tips and tricks for painting and some art article that I find interesting.

Most of my step by step are very similar, only sometimes I will start of using just shapes. I usually scribble or draw it out first in the most basic form. Then I will paint a flat value onto the drawing to create a cool and clean silhouette. After that I will refine the shape and the surrounding more by using value and edges.

Here is a final image, it could be further refine, but it’s speedpainting so I have to stop. (almost 2 hours)

dead space 2 art speedpainting

dead space 2 art speedpainting

Watch video digital painting tutorial Dead Space 2 Isaac.

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Below are step by step how to paint Isaac from Dead Space 2.

how to draw Isaac Dead Space

how to draw Isaac Dead Space

how to paint Isaac Dead Space

how to paint Isaac Dead Space

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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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5 Responses to Digital painting tutorial Dead Space 2

  1. r4i sdhc 3ds says:

    I tried to appreciate all the visual wonder that the game shown by going through every arena. Some of the places are a little dull and can experience very encased, but it isn’t too bad.

  2. zafer says:

    you are great! thank you very much! :)

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