Man of steel digital painting tutorial. In this tutorial, I demonstrate my painting process in a video tutorial from basic blocking in paint to finish rough compostion painting of Man of Steel or Superman. This version of superman bases on the new movie Superman, Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder’s and to be released in 2013

This tutorial is specially design for those of you who already know their way around Photoshop and familiar with digital painting process. It could also be good for beginners, but it will be very fast. This art instruction is suitable for those who aspire to have a career in concept art, comics, and illustration for video games and movies. This process I didn’t actaully start from line drawing, but blocking in mess shapes. Then I paint basic suggestive light and shadow in gray scale value. After I have all the basic information I need, I will paint over the whole image with color. Learn from professional concept artist Xia Taptara at

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Here is a final speedpainting of Man of Steel.

Watch a video tutorial how to paint Man of Steel.

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Below are step by step painting process to help you understand along with the video tutorial.

man of steel digital painting tutorial

man of steel digital painting tutorial

At this stage, I start painting over gray scale with color.

man of steel photoshop painting tutorial

man of steel photoshop painting tutorial

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Man of steel digital painting tutorial

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 ( 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.