Should you do color and comps before illustration. This video is a Q and A questions episode 02 where I discuss about why should we do color and comps before illustration or concept art? Best practice for semi-realistic painting. And What to do if you are struggle with color.

should you do color and comp before illustration

should you do color and comp before illustration

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do you always prepare colors for a piece upfront or do you decide on colors during painting? i do the later one but not sure if such an aproach slows me down?

Hope asf
great tutorial, am new to drawing semi realistic stuff and people, I would like to know how to draw the bodies, doesn’t need to be perfect, thanks!?

how to change color by using mac keyboard??
PO CHENG Lien Color picker? Use Alt while in brush mode. In Mac it should be command. Google “Photoshop shortcut keys for Mac”, and you will find.?

Daniel Gauthier
Hey Xia, how long have you been professionally drawing??
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+Daniel Gauthier Too long. Try Google it. :-)?
Daniel Gauthier
+Xia Taptara (???) woops, i normally call any art that’s on paper drawings. But i just looked it up and you’ve been doing thins for over 15 years?? Wow!?

Eric McCarthy 1 day ago
love the tutorials! Your colors are awesome and I really appreciate how you break things down. I struggle with color. Not sure if it’s the color blindness or if I just need more time to study but I’m determined to learn. Thanks again!!?

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Should you do color and comps before illustration

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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.