Digital painting tutorial sheriff gunslinger western scene. This video tutorial shows you how to paint a western landscape scene. There are tavern, sheriff and gunslingers. You can scroll down below to see step by step images with instruction.

sheriff gun slinger concept-art tutorial

sheriff gun slinger concept art tutorial

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In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a mountain range and sandy 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. Then I use texture brushes to convey texture on the mountain range. And for the sand I leave it smooth using flat brushes with s few sprinkle of dusty textures. Then I use lasso tool to create basic geometry shape for the taverns. Then cast shadow. Then I add the first character into the scene. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lighting and base to get the overall look and feel of the scene first. In this case, I chose strong lighting direction from the left so that I can have good cast shadow on the right. Then I add another character in the foreground. Once all the elements and composition is set with good lighting 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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Digital painting tutorial sheriff gunslinger western scene

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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.