Character design digital painting tutorial pilot

Character design tutorial pilot. Here is another digital painting tutorial on how to paint a character using Photoshop and Wacom intuo tablet. Learn to paint character design, pilot, step by step images with instruction. You will learn how to paint a realistic character design. This character is inspired by Metal Gear Solid in some way. This is part of a project I did for my client, he is part of a military ops. I don’t usually get sci-fi assignment so this one is quite a challenge. I have to look for a lot of references before I get into the design. For this, I look at real world military gears and robotic technology. I then combine the two then add my artistic style onto it.

Here is a final character design for the pilot.

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photoshop painting tutorial pilot

Below are step by step painting process of a pilot character design. Step one, I already have a drawing for the character. Step two, I painted gray scale value onto the figure and background to establish base value. Step three, I add dark to medium gray camo pattern on his coat and part of armor. Step four, I then has two to three basic value so I paint color base on top of the existing painting.

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pilot digital painting tutorial

Step five, I paint detail on his face and clothes.  At this point, it is still in the middle range value. Step six, I painting every part according to the light source from top. Final step, I found a few hot spot to add final lighting onto the figure and painted part of the background. Done!

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digital painting step by step

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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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