April art contest critique painted over part1.
Here is a post announcing winner from April 2014.
Deadline April 30th
Rules: Follow the description

Topic in April: Character
Description: Space Pirate! (because Harlock is cool!)

Put it in any style, action, scene or back drop you like. Do your best.

Not sure if I am going the right direction but here is the first painted over from AprilArtContest. Original Art by +Austin Abbamonte


spacepirate paintedover by Xia Taptara (original concept by austin abbamonte)

I only have a couple hours to painted over so if it isn’t good then sorry bro.
I pretty just giving it some lighting direction, but didn’t have enough time to put a lot of detail back in.
Video is coming tomorrow, hope this is helpful.
I will pick a few more pieces and put them in the different videos later. I am short on time tonight. :-)



Watch a video tutorial explain how I painted over and critique the artwork.

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Join us at ArtistsArena.org to enter the May contest or submit your random artwork.
Full post and images here https://plus.google.com/113418260310413641165/posts/f9sZe599gVj

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We are definitely the coolest art community around without a doubt. 🙂

Topic for May contest is “Desert Vagabond”
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April art contest critique painted over part1

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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