Digital painting tutorial multiple characters speedpainting, video tutorial. This tutorial shows you the easy way to paint multiple characters in the scene. I am using duplicate objects as cloning technique. First I am making a master template for the character. I am making it as generic as possible so that it would not be too obvious that they are copies. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

digital painting multiple objects tutorial

digital painting multiple objects tutorial

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Then I will make multiple copies of the template in the scene but I would change their poses. In this case I make three master poses and use them through out the image.
Final step is make them on to different layers. Have a few in front of the camera, some going further away. And as objects are further away, you will have to tone down the opacity. Because far objects will be less intense in hue and saturation.

I hope this tutorial is helpful to you guys. See you next time.

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.

Below are step by step images for this tutorial.

painting multiple objects photoshop tutorial

painting multiple objects photoshop tutorial

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- 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.


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