How to draw Asura Guild Wars 2. Learn to draw a creature character from Guild Wars 2, Asura. Drawing Creature design Asura from Guild Wars 2 with Concept Artist Matthew Barrett.
I just received some goodies from ArenaNet. This is a video drawing tutorial demo of how a concept artist draw and paint a creature design from behind the scene making of Guild Wars 2
Concept art is basically a pre production stage in game development. Characters and creatures need to have a clear concept, design, visual before going into production of 3d modeling. Most of concept artists I’ve know and work with use mostly Wacom tablet, big Cintiq and medium and large Intuo series. As for software the program that I see the most are Photoshop CS5 and Painter X. In this particular video, Matthew use Photoshop CS5 and Wacom tablet. Though in the video game production environment they do digital art using Wacom and Photoshop, all of them has superb traditional art skill with pencil and paper or many are really good traditional oil painters.
Matthew is a good friend of mine and former colleague a ArenaNet. As he does the how to drawing demo, he goes in depth about thought process that goes into designing good creature that will look and feel believable in the world setting.
About the character Asura: The asura are a race of diminutive artisans who secretly dwelt below-ground for thousands of years until the minions of the Great Destroyer forced them out of their underground homes 250 years ago. Since then, they have adapted to surface life and quickly established themselves as one of the most powerful races in Tyria. The asura are one of the five playable races in Guild Wars 2. Asura are very short in comparison to human. Described as only coming up to the belt of a norn, an asura is usually about four feet tall. They typically have slender builds, with the head, hands, and feet in somewhat exaggerated proportions. The head in particular is a wide, flat ellipsoid whose width is extended further by large ears which usually droop from the sides of the head. Asura eyes are large and come in a variety of colors; their size is the evolutionary result of being a subterranean race. Their mouths are wide and filled with pointed, shark-like teeth. Asura typically have grayish skin and dark hair. Male and female asura are very similar in appearance; they are mostly differentiated by voice and ear structure.
Below is a video demo how to draw and paint Creature Asura:
Hardware: PC computer and Wacom tablet
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5