Shield maidens speed painting tutorial. This tutorial shows you how I paint a scene with a group of shield maidens in Photoshop. I also include step by step process. Photoshop is widely use in entertainment industry, including film studios and video games as visual development tools. Speed painting is the first step in visual development process. It is similar to a sketch before a finished painting. I usually have some story or event in mind before I start painting. This concept is inspired by the show Vikings and HBO Game of Thrones. I borrow the looks and feels of the costume design and the mood in the scene from both shows.
Shieldmaidens are the Viking Age women who took part in warfare. Stories of Viking warrior women are found in a number of historical documents, but several come from factually unreliable heroic sagas. I personally believe Shieldmaidens were real.

Again I usually start my image from shapes and build those shape up along with composition in mind. The lighting and value.

Tips on Shield maidens speed painting. Keep it simple first and make your image clear and easy to read or identify.

Things you should focus on primarily.
1) Shapes and composition
2) Depth of field
3) Overall Design and forms.

shield maiden concept art tutorial

shield maiden concept art tutorial

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Below are step by step painting Shield Maidens tutorial.

shield maiden speed painting tutorial

shield maiden speed painting 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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