Basic digital painting tutorial water

Basic digital painting tutorial water landscape. This tutorial is a very basic step by step how to paint reflection of water for landscape digital painting. This art tutorial will show you how to paint basic water and mountains landscape environmental concept scene using Photoshop and Wacom tablet. This step by step and video show you from lay down the basic shapes and values, blocking in shape, assign colors for painting to create early conceptual painting and refining detail for the final concept painting.
Basic definition of digital painting, digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer. All digital painting programs try to mimic the use of physical media through various brushes and paint effects. Included in many programs are brushes that are digitally styled to represent the traditional style like oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and even media such as airbrushing. This tutorial is very suitable for those who just begin digital painting because of its simplicity and how it only deal with basic shapes and forms without involving a lot of complex custom brushes.

Here is a very basic painting of water landscape.

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rough basic landscape digital painting

Below are step by step how to paint water and reflection for landscape.  Step one, I just start with one simple shape using dark gray.  Step two, I painted two more blotch of paints and leave the middle area for water.  The further away the rock (coast) the lighter value it will be.  Step three, I lighten up the water part using either dodge or painting white over with soft brush on overlay.   Step four, I then paint some additional atmosphere color for the sky.  Step five, I added the sun and paint some detail on the rock.  Step six, finished it up with more rough detail.  Done!

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digital painting tutorial basic for water landscape

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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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  • carlos

    me sirvió mucho gracias !!!!1

  • http://www.idrawgirls.com/ Xia Taptara

    No problem