Concept art tutorial giant robot base. This video tutorial will show you what tools will be useful in making most environment concept art. This one we focus on man made structures. I hope you will find this tutorial helpful. You can scroll down below to see step by step images with instruction.
This was originally supposed to be a really quick environmental concept art practice. As you can see on the first panel, the thumbnail, it was just a few guys standing on the bridge platform in a warehouse. But as I progressed, I felt that maybe it could be something more than some people running around in an open empty warehouse. Then I had an idea of they are standing on a raising platform in a robot factory or a base. Then I thought I should make it a giant robot so that it would look epic.
If you follow my art tutorials blog, you’d notice that I did a lot of basic environmental design tutorial recently. It is mainly for my own sake in improving my concept art skill. This one takes a bit more time for me and it is more complex than the previous ones in June 2013.
Below are step by step painting tutorial. Step one, I draw a basic thumbnail. At this point, I only focus on perspective and composition, nothing more. Step two, I draw some lines beams of the platform and foreground elements. Step three, I add steel plates on the bridge. Step four, I add supported beams on the roof and some cranes.
Step five, I start to add gradient into the environment. In this stage, I have a robot idea. Step six, I paint color over the established value (gradient) in the painting. Step seven, I paint a basic shape of a robot with just head and shoulder.