Environmental concept trekking Tatra mountains, quick speed painting. This video tutorial shows you how to paint snow mountain. It is a digital painting tutorial using Photoshop and Wacom tablet. You can scroll down below to see step by step images with instruction.

In this post, I am painting a conceptual art of the Golden Horde trekking in Tatra Mountains. If you have read my blog or follow my art work for some time, you probably know that I am fascinated with the Mongol hordes. I love all mythologies and real world history. I painted many historical concept art about them. I love their journey and conquest, even though they kicked my Chinese ancestors’ butts and conquered us for hundreds of years. Even though they were very violent and brutal but I still love the story, legend and historical tale about them.

Anyway here is an environmental concept, Golden Horde is trekking Tatra mountains.

the golden horde on tatra mountains

The golden horde on tatra mountains


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In this quick painting, I visualize how the Golden Horde roamed through Tatra mountain range in winter before invading Poland. The Mongol Invasion of Poland from late 1240 to 1241 culminated in the battle of Legnica, where the Mongols defeated an alliance which included forces from fragmented Poland and members of various Christian military orders, led by Henry II the Pious, the Duke of Silesia.
If you pay attention, you will realize that the most important things are three big shapes (foreground, mid-ground and background) before anything else.

Below are step by step images

How to paint snow mountain digital painting tutorial

How to paint snow mountain digital painting tutorial

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Environmental concept trekking Tatra mountains

About The Author
- 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. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.


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