Digital painting tutorial night elf

How to draw and paint night elf digital painting tutorial. Learn to draw and paint night elf from video and step by step images with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn a night elf digital painting tutorial process. Digital painting tutorial of World of Warcraft character, Night Elf. This one I get it done about the same time I did Blood Elf speedpainting. I just didn’t get around to post it last week.
In similar manner to the previous step by step, I started out with scribble to find her structure and suitable pose. After that I established shape or silhouette. During this process everything is still monochromatic and it is easier to try to figure out the lighting direction than when involving many colors.
This one though, the lighting is coming from below. The light source is the little ball of fire at the tip of the arrow. And again, I paint the over all image as loose and suggestive rather than finished illustration style. Once I have the basic value in place, I will then start to slowly figure out the color scheme and paint over the under-painting. The really most difficult or tricky part of this speedpainting is probably finding the lighting direction on the her face. It takes me longer than usual because it is an unfamiliar process to me lighting the face from light source underneath. So it takes almost 20-30 minutes just figuring out the lighting on the face alone. It is quite challenging for me to do so.

Here is a bit of information about Night Elf, the night elves, or kaldorei (sometimes spelled kal’dorei) are “Children of the Stars” in their native tongue of Darnassian. The kaldorei are a reclusive and mystical race born during the waking of the world. Though tribes and clans of trolls have been in existence almost or some speculate even as long as they have, the Darkspear trolls playable in the game have not been around nearly as long, thus making the night elves the second most ancient race playable in the game (the most ancient is the draenei race) and the first to appear on Azeroth. Theirs is a most ancient heritage, which has shaped them into a very self-sufficient and self-conscious people that often display strong streaks of isolationism.

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Below are step by step images how to draw a night elf process tutorial.  Step one, I just sketched a rough figure standing with her bow and arrow.  In this early stage, my drawing are really scribble and only suggestive.  Step two, since it is a night scene, I use dark gray for the background, then I fill slightly darker gray for the character.  Step three, now I add more light to her skin and fire head arrow, at this point I can add a bit more detail on her feature.  Step four, I decided to change her outfit design to reveal more skin.  At this stage, I can draw and monochrome paint with detail on the character face, body and the rest of her outfit.

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Below are step by step how to paint night elf tutorial.  Step five, now I added color purple on her skin tone using overlay.  Then I could also use some blue hue for the background.  Step six, I define the shape of her costume and bow a bit more.  Step seven, I decided to make the pattern on her armor glow like shiny gold color.  And we are done.  Watch the video tutorial for more detail and in dept instruction.

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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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