Digital painting tutorial Monkey King. Learn how to paint the monkey king digital painting tutorial. This video shows you how to paint a character design with Photoshop. This one is a remake of my older version of the Monkey King I did in 2011. You can click on the labelled buttons below the older version video. In the video version you can find my sketch process. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

It is the year of the monkey after all, it seems appropriate. In this painting Monkey King digital art tutorial I use Photoshop and Wacom Tablet.
Why do I paint over my old work if you ask? Well, that is a good way to measure if I get better over the years. If all goes well, it should be better as it shown. You should try paint over your old work, at least a couple years old or more. If you can’t make it looks better, something is wrong. And you should consider taking some art workshop to get better. Well, that if you take your art seriously.

digital painting tutorial Monkey King

digital painting tutorial Monkey King


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In this video, I will show you how to approach a quick speed painting concept art composition and character.
Things you should focus on primarily when painting illustration
1) Composition and shape arrangement in the frame. No matter how good you can paint, great composition will make it much better.
2) Value, you should know where to place specific value range in the image. Value controls is the key to make a good illustration. Don’t over do it.
3) Detail is the last thing you should worry about. Once you can get good light and shadow into your painting. Then you can start adding detail for your piece.

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Sun Wukong possesses an immense amount of strength, kind of like Superman. Sun Wukong is also found in many later stories and adaptations. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.

Below are step by step images.

painting step 01 Monkey king tutorial

painting step 01 Monkey king tutorial

how to paint monkey king

how to paint monkey king

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Digital painting tutorial Monkey King

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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