Concept art tutorial witch trial speedpainting. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint a public execution scene concept art. You need to have some knowledge of perspective and I am using two points perspective in this tutorial.

witch trial

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In this tutorial I start with a rough perspective guide using the building corner. First I have to get the background together using light and shadow to set up the two points perspective. Inside the castle there are window and people in the shade. Then I just creat a platform then a podium. Then I use lighting from thetop right side of the screen. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, perspective and composition to get the overall look and feel of the scene first. Using lasso tool and texture brushes can be very useful in making perspective grids. As long as you know where the vanishing point is then you can just make lasso tool to point it there. Once the big shapes are align with perspective then I can paint characters. You have to make sure your perspective is correct or very close, then you can add the detail to the background and characters as I go on painting.

Step by step images

the executioner digital painting tutorial

the executioner digital painting tutorial

I basically paint free hand most of the time 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 perspective and composition in mind. Then lighting or value.

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Concept art tutorial witch trial speedpainting

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 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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