Speedpainting tutorial Eddard Stark

Speedpainting tutorial Eddard Stark Game of Throne. Learn how to speed paint digital painting tutorial from video instruction and step by step images. It’s been a while since I updated. 😉
Well, in this post I just did a painting study of a screenshot from Game of Throne, Eddard Stark. It took me about a little over an hour. Once in a while, I will do painting study from reference just to get my lighting in shape. Screenshot are one good example of good reference because it already have the good composition and lighting. But the best reference in practice is usually from the photo an artists themselves took it.

Anyway, I usually start off from scribble as usual then build a silhouette from that. Once I have the correct shape in place, then I will start building up value and find the correct place for each patch of value and color. Painting is basically a placement of shapes in different color and value, once you arrange them in the right spot, you have a good painting.

About Eddard Stark from Game of Throne, sometimes called “Ned”, is Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, and Warden of the North. He and Catelyn Tully have five children, and he has a bastard son, Jon Snow. Eddard is known for his sense of honor and justice. Though his family finds him kind, some consider his reserved personality a sign of coldness and disdain. After Jon Arryn’s death, King Robert asked Eddard to replace him as Hand of the King, the monarch’s closest advisor. Ned would have preferred to decline the request, but went south at his wife’s urging to investigate Arryn’s death. Well, you can read the whole story from “Song of Ice and Fire” series or watch it on HBO.

Here is a final speed painting study of Eddard Stark.

Game of throne Eddard Stark

Game of throne Eddard Stark

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Below are step by step images painting process.  Step one, I drew rough lines to establish his head, cape and the whole body with the pose.  Step two, I then painted the figure to set up basic light and shadow using light gray, medium gray and dark gray.  Step three, I used black the emphasis the shadow a bit more in detail.  Step four, at this point I can add his skin tone and fur collar color.   Step five, this is almost final I can paint his fur texture, hair and metal on the sword.  And now we are done.  Watch the painting video tutorial for more in depth detail instruction.

Digital painting tutorial Game of Throne

Digital painting tutorial Game of Throne

Game of throne Eddard Stark

Game of throne Eddard Stark

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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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