Digital painting tutorial frost giant concept art. This tutorial shows you how to paint a concept art of a little witch casting a spell to defend a frost giant. Learn how to draw and color concept art cartoon style.
Digital painting tutorial Frost giant concept art with a little witch casting spell on it. This image takes me about a little over 30 minutes to finish.

Most of my concept art or illustration is about telling story. In this one, I have an idea similar to David vs Goliath again. It is a story of a little little girl get lost in snow forest and run into a Frost Giant. I think if you look at the image, you should be able to get the story.
In this tutorial I start with choosing my color palette and composition. Once I have some vague or rough idea, I can then start to explore with shape on my canvas. Then I tackles on the character design with the three quarter lighting. In this image I play around with cast shadow from the big tree and forms of these characters. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes and lighting to get the overall look and feel of the character. Once I get a rough idea on the bunny character. Then I start to add more detail like snow bunnies and owls and go back to polish both of the main characters. Then the rest will take care of itself, I will just add the detail to the story as I go on painting.
This time though I will have a solid idea of what I want to paint. But sometime, I will just let the visual shapes and color guide me as I go.
Again I usually start my image from shapes and build those shape up along with composition in mind. The lighting and value.

Digital painting tutorial frost giant concept art

Digital painting tutorial Frost giant concept

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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.

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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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