Digital painting tutorial environmental concept space mining. This video tutorial shows you how to draw and paint an environmental concept. The design inspired by space mining concept scene. This tutorial shows you from drawing step to rough semi-finished painting. You can scroll down below to see step by step images with instruction.

space mining concept art tutorial

space mining concept art tutorial


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In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a sand and rock desert using complimentary color scheme (orange sand and blue/gray rocks). I first explore with shape of sand area surrounded by rock using free form lasso tool. I am using the texture brushes to convey materials of the rock. And for the sand I leave it smooth using flat brushes. Then I give the rock some geometry using light and shadow. Then I add a big mining factory in the background. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lighting and base to get the overall look and feel of the scene first before I can design the detail of the costume. In this case, I chose overcast lighting. Then I add a mining machine or truck and some space miners to show scale. Once you have a good silhouette with lighting and good form then we can start doing a bit more detail.
You have to first take care of the big shape then you can think about adding design and little detail.
I use a lot of normal layer and just paint like I would paint traditionally in this video. But with a lot of help from custom brushes. Hopefully this can be really helpful to you all.

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

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 and composition
2) Depth of field
3) Overall Design and look.

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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.