Digital painting tutorial soldier with jetpack concept art. This tutorial shows you my speedpainting process. Usually I will have some sort of a story before I start painting. In this one, I am trying to create a scene of a soldier with jetpack got shot down by a WWI tank.

I start with first using darker value to create the shape of the two buildings. Then a character floting in the air. I meant to define the main elements in the image first then slowly refine the painting according to the scene existing light and shadow.

Here is a final image of a jet-pack soldier got shot down.

WW1 jetpack soldier

WW1 jetpack soldier


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Here are some speedpainting tips, though I am still trying to figure out myself.
What I usually do is
1) Composition and big shapes.
2) Foreground, mid, and background
3) Lighting
And try to give it a story.
That’s already a lot to take on in 30 minutes. Keep it simple.

Below are step by step digital painting process.

digital painting process jetpack soldier

digital painting process jetpack soldier

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Digital painting tutorial soldier with jetpack concept art

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. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)


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