Digital painting mecha tutorial post apocalyptic scene concept art. This tutorial shows you how I paint a post apocalyptic environment with Mech characters concept at. I used Photoshop and wacom tablet to create my concept art. They are widely used in professional concept artists community. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

First, I come up with an idea of a post apocalyptic scene. I visualize the scene of a destructive buildings and broken walls. Then I add two rivalry mecha soldiers. Then I use two points perspective to set up the background, have one mech guy in the foreground around the focal point and the other in the background.
I spend about 30 minutes to finish up the speedpainting or composition and underpainting. The speedpainting is basically a quick concept art to give you overall idea of composition, lighting and mood.

I painted both of the character from scratch, but I use photo textures to help with the background (Photo batching)
I would not recommended using Photo textures for beginners. Because it requires not just technical knowledge, but solid painting foundation, strong knowledge of lighting and perspective.

Before you start using photo textures in your image. You should already be comfortable painting a scene without using any photo already. If not, I strongly suggest stay away from it. It will look too obvious if you do not know lighting well.

Tips on speedpainting. Keep it simple first and make your image clear and easy to read or identify.
Things you should focus on primarily.
1) Shapes
2) Lighting and mood
3) Edges and depth of field.

apocalyptic mech concept art

apocalyptic mech concept art


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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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