Speed painting tutorial shadow commander.

Speed painting tutorial of a quick character concept shadow commander in Mecha inspired armor suit. Learn how to speedpaint of a character concept shadow commander. In this tutorial, I am just showing you a quick step by step how to paint without drawing or sketching first. We are using shape to begin without any line foundation or base at all. The step by step images will show you from the beginning of a really basic silhouette of blob of paint, then you can slowly manipulate the shape using value to be a character concept. This method is not only limited to character design, it can also be use with creatures, vehicle and props. Many concept art are done in the similar fashion. Hope this step by step and video tutorial are helpful to you all.

Here is a final quick concept speedpainting of shadow commander. Approximately 30 minutes in painting time.

speed painting mech commander

speed painting mech commander

Watch the video tutorial how to speed paint mecha shadow commander.
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Below are step by step how to speed paint mecha shadow commander.   Step one, I just totally start with random shape using medium gray.  Step two, then I began to use darker and lighter value to create a human figure like shape.  Step three, I then using multiple custom brushes to play around with edges.  Then it turned out that we have now arm, gun, and face.

how to speed painting

how to speed painting

Step four, from the previous step now I can see where the shape is taking me.  So I decided on the light sources and paint in more detail to solidify the concept.  It is now obvious that it is some sort of a mecha like armor.  Step five, I paint in detail on the helmet, shoulders, and more detail.  Watch the video tutorial for more in depth detail instruction.

speed painting tutorial

speed painting tutorial

speed painting mech commander

speed painting mech commander

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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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5 Responses to Speed painting tutorial shadow commander.

  1. Big Jeremy says:

    Very interesting to watch your creative process. You nail down composition from the start by your use of shape. The shape determines the drawing. I’ve been thinking about it all wrong. I set out to draw things and hope the composition falls into place. Usually I can make it work, but in doing so: much of the essence is lost. Your way is brilliant.
    How incredibly helpful and kind of you to post in a public forum. So glad I stumbled upon you.

  2. Xia Taptara says:

    Good luck, keep it up. The more you do, the better you will get. Watch out for weekly new tutorials. Peace!

  3. Ajesh501 says:

    sir i reallly liked your web site.also tutorials are very helpful.im just studying them to make my sketches gud.

  4. Xia Taptara says:

    I’ve been working in video games for a little over 10 years before I quit, I begin in early twenties. But that’s irrelevant. I am here to make fun and good tutorial. Working on comics and should be out soon. Peace!

  5. Vincent says:

    Hello there, i wanted to know if you are retired how old are you. I realy like your works.

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