Gretel and Hansel environmental concept art tutorial

Gretel and Hansel environmental concept and digital painting tutorial. This one I was inspired by Grimm’s tale of Gretel and Hansel. It is a story about brother and sister discovered a candy hut in the woods. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her.
In this painting, the process is a really intend for a quick concept painting just to get the idea across, not a polished art work by any means. This piece of concept is part of my quest to get better on environmental art. This one is also still very basic with not much level of detail, just to translate my idea into visual. I use quite a bit of custom brushes on leaves, branches, grasses, etc. I have a video tutorial on how I paint forest environmental concept. The process in the video is very similar to this Gretel and Hansel concept art.

gretel and hansel grimm concept art

gretel and hansel grimm concept art

Watch a video on how to paint forest environmental concept art.

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Below are step by step how to paint Gretel and Hansel environmental concept. You can see how I started with just simple construction lines and shapes. What I pay attention to most are composition and lighting. My way of painting is not the only way on how to do it. It is just one of many ways, many artists have different approaches. I just hope that the video and step by step will somehow help some of you who want to progress in digital painting.

Gretel Hansel environmental concept tutorial

Gretel Hansel environmental concept tutorial

Gretel Hansel speedpainting tutorial

Gretel Hansel speedpainting tutorial

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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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One Response to Gretel and Hansel environmental concept art tutorial

  1. Mojtaba43 says:

    Nice 😀

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