How to paint sunrise over mountain landscape

How to paint sunrise over mountain landscape. Learn to paint mountain range and sunrise from video tutorial and step by step images with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn how to paint mountain top in a bright sun setting. It’s been a while since I’ve done any landscape or environmental painting and such. Feel kinda rusty, but I will post it anyway. This one is still a work in process which means I will work on it a little more or a lot more depending on what kind of idea I can come up with. In the beginning of the tutorial, I just paint mountain, cloud, and bright sky. But later on in the process, I decided to add a hydra monster and a guy over the top of the foreground mountains. The painting process in this one is very similar to my other painting tutorial, I usually start off with monochromatic then introduce base color and additional color if needed. When you are watching the tutorial, it might seem easy to you. But as most of you mention that when you really doing it yourself, often it does not turn out as you expected. Three principle of painting tips that I can give you are correct drawing, correct value range, and properly place edges. Don’t worry so much about color yet. It will come, and once you understand these three things I mentioned. You can further explore color theory as you wish.

Here is a final image of sunrise over mountains landscape.

sunrise over mountains painting

sunrise over mountains painting

Watch video tutorial how to paint sunrise over mountains landscape.

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Below are step by step images tutorial to complement the video lesson above.  Step one, I start painting just basic shapes in foreground using darker value and backdrop using lighter value.  Step two, then I paint some shadow onto the shapes to make them look more rock like.  Step three, I then introduce base color into the scene.  Step four, I refine mountain range using texture brushes and add some vegetation in the foreground.  Watch the video tutorial above for more in depth detail instruction.

how to paint sun over mountains landscape

how to paint sun over mountains landscape

Add creature into the scene, three headed Hydra. Still more work to be done. Will update again on another post soon.

hydra over mountains

hydra over mountains

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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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3 Responses to How to paint sunrise over mountain landscape

  1. josh says:

    hi with laying down the basic colours you have it on underlay after that do you change it back to normal layer? if you get me or do you continue to use overlay

  2. Cramzzy says:

    when you are doing the values in the beginning are you using a low opacity?

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