Concept art tutorial giant robot base. This was originally supposed to be a really quick environmental concept art practice. As you can see on the first panel, the thumbnail, it was just a few guys standing on the bridge platform in a warehouse. But as I progressed, I felt that maybe it could be something more than some people running around in an open empty warehouse. Then I had an idea of they are standing on a raising platform in a robot factory or a base. Then I thought I should make it a giant robot so that it would look epic.
If you follow my art tutorials blog, you’d notice that I did a lot of basic environmental design tutorial recently. It is mainly for my own sake in improving my concept art skill. This one takes a bit more time for me and it is more complex than the previous ones in June 2013.
Watch a video tutorial, some useful tips for sci-fi environmental concept design.
Below are step by step painting tutorial. Step one, I draw a basic thumbnail. At this point, I only focus on perspective and composition, nothing more. Step two, I draw some lines beams of the platform and foreground elements. Step three, I add steel plates on the bridge. Step four, I add supported beams on the roof and some cranes.
Step five, I start to add gradient into the environment. In this stage, I have a robot idea. Step six, I paint color over the established value (gradient) in the painting. Step seven, I paint a basic shape of a robot with just head and shoulder.