Digital painting tutorial Kaiju concept art speedpainting. This tutorial shows you how to paint a Kaiju creature swimming under the water. This is one of my speedpainting process. It usually takes about thirty minutes to make a speedpainting, sometimes up to an hour. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.
One of the easiest way I found is that if you are not familiar with the subject, you will have to find some references. Having reference while you work can be very useful. And it does not mean that you have to copy from the reference. You can use your reference piece as inspiration, light source, design or many more reasons you can use them for.



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This tutorial I use an image of an underwater humpback whale to get some idea of how to light the scene under the water. I also borrow the color scheme or palette from it. The idea is not to copy exactly from the reference, but use it as a starting point or use it to inspire.

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 painting Kaiju concept art

painting kaiju step by step

painting kaiju step by step

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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 ( 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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