Knights of Baratheon concept art digital painting tutorial. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint Knight of Baratheon from Game of Thrones concept art or fan art. You need to have some knowledge of basic lighting in this tutorial.

knight baratheon digital painting tutorial

knight baratheon digital painting tutorial

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In this tutorial I start with background and castle shapes with a rough perspective guide. Then I set up the buildings in the background. Then I just create a silhouette for a character then a horse in the mid ground. Then I use lighting from the top left 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 all kind of materials. As long as you know where the lighting and its property or its luminosity then you can just painting in the selected area. Once the big shapes start forming and I will focus on materials on the character. You have to make sure your separate value for foreground, middle and background then you can add the detail to the whole image with the value/color you set up. Then I can go on adding more detail to characters.

Below are step by step tutorial.

I basically paint free hand most of the time in this video. Hopefully this can be really helpful to you all.
This time 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) Value and color setting for foreground, middle, and background.
3) Lighting.

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Knights of Baratheon digital painting 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 ( 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.