Digital painting tutorial medieval scene concept art. This tutorial shows you how to paint medieval scene with knight and statue environmental concept art. You need to have some knowledge of perspective and I am using three points perspective in this tutorial.

Digital painting tutorial knight and statue environmental

Digital painting tutorial knight and statue environmental

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In this tutorial I start with foreground shape with a rough perspective guide. Then I set up the buildings in the background using three points perspective. I am using the roofs and columns to dictate where my vanishing point is. Then I just create a platform then a horse rider statue in the mid ground. Then I use lighting from the top 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.

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.

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) Perspective
3) Lighting.

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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.