Digital painting tutorial mountain vs viper speedpainting concept art. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint a scene in fighting arena. I got inspired from reading Game of Thrones. Here is my version of Mountain vs Viper. Scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

mountain vs viper digital painting

mountain vs viper digital painting

In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a arena filled with people or audiences. I first create a wall with lasso tool then use different texture brushes. I usually download them randomly whenever I see some cool brushes. Then I use texture brushes to convey texture on the wall and construction of the arena. Then I add small figure right in front of the wall and the big gigantic figure closer to the viewers. At this point, I am only concern with shapes and composition. Then I paint a few people in the audiences and make multiple copies so I can fill the seats in the arena. Once I have my scene fully composed. Then I add more detail and texture on these characters and setting the lighting direction. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lighting and base to get the overall look and feel of character. In this case, I chose strong lighting direction from the left side under clear sky. Then I add a few strokes to create some texture on the sand and dirt. Once all the elements and composition is set with good lighting then we can start doing a bit more detail.

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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 layers, none of them are modifier in this video. But with a lot of help from custom brushes. Hopefully this can be really helpful to you all.

Step by step

mountain vs viper digital painting tutorial

mountain vs viper digital painting tutorial

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, focus on shapes, lighting and make your image clear and easy to read or identify.

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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.