Creature design tutorial Atlantis guards. Draw creature design Walrus Centaur warrior of Atlantis. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint a creature design of a Centaur Walrus the warrior of Atlantis concept art. This tutorial shows you from drawing step to rough semi-finished painting. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of madness something something in Antarctica or Ice Atlantis (it isn’t real guys, seriously). I first trying to get the background together. And they are just a bunch of silly sheets of ice, shouldn’t be that hard. Then the crazy creature centaur Walrus of some sort. Then I use the back lighting, slightly 3/4 of the way. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lighting and base to get the overall look and feel of the character first. Using lasso tool can be very advantage because you will just focus on light and shadow. The shape is already set by the lasso selection boundary so you won’t screw up for real. Once the big shape is set then I can design the detail of the armor, etc.
You have to first take care of the big shape then rest will take care of itself, I will just add the detail to the background and characters as I go on painting.
I use a lot of lasso tool painting technique in this video. Hopefully this can be really helpful to you all.
This time though I have a good 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.

creature design tutorial atlantis guards

creature design tutorial atlantis guards


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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) Overall Design and look.

Step by step images

creature design tutorial

creature design 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 IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) 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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