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.

gundam concept art giant robot base

gundam concept art giant robot base

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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.

environmental concept tutorial industrial garage

environmental concept tutorial industrial garage

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.

environmental concept tutorial gundam base

environmental concept tutorial gundam base

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Concept art tutorial giant robot base

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.

  • Kellen Carranza

    Wow wow. Do not misunderstand me. I have made custom shapes, I made 4 last night just to add to the shapes I have. I also use alpha channels from photos in a similar way. I plan on making the shapes I’ve made available so others can use them. I don’t understand what’s so wrong with asking you about yours? I did not intend to make it sound like I need your shapes, it was just an innocent question.

  • Xia Taptara

    Dude, I just showed you how to make them in the video. Do you want me to paint for you and take your salary too? Come on man. The more you work, the more you learn. 🙂

  • Big Ron

    Downloaded your brushes and free videos. Also always watching your YT-videos. Thanks a lot for all your efforts.


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