Painting golden eagle tutorial

Here is one of my sketch study on one of the birds of prey. Here I will show you how I paint golden eagle in painting video instruction along with step by step images. In this painting exercise I am trying to get translucent color effect over a detail drawing I have. It is very similar to using water color to glaze over the tight drawing. But in the final stage, I use opaque or solid color to bring out tighter form and high light on the subject. It is a lot easier to do this technique in any digital painting program and Photoshop because you can adjust opacity or you paint and using overlay to get the transparent effect.
This tutorial is the second part of how to draw golden eagle tutorial I previously posted. This tutorial is more of a quick color study or sketch rather than a finished work I usually do.
This sketch is done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet.

Here is a final painting of a eagle.

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Here is a video instruction how to paint golden eagle.

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Here are step by step images show you how to draw golden eagle.

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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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