How to draw from your imagination in 5 steps. This video tutorial shows you step by step how to draw from your imagination or draw from your mind.
If you are having a difficult time coming up with your own design. It is most likely because you do not have enough asset in your visual library. You can follow this instruction. Hopefully, it will help you improve your skill in that area. And you will be able to draw from your own imagination.

how to draw from your imagination in 5 steps

how to draw from your imagination in 5 steps

1) First, set your theme and be specific about your topic. You have to be specific on the topic of your choice. For example, Western sci-fi, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, steampunk sci-fi, or high fantasy, gritty fantasy, etc. Then start drawing your own without using any reference right away. Save your drawing and move on to the next step.
2) Second, you must look for references. Make sure all your references fit your topic. I would recommend picking 50-150 images so you will have a lot of ideas to spring off from.
3) Then, you will use paper doll method. You have to break down a few samples apart. Then you can mix and match them to other design pieces.
4) Observe and study specific part of shoulder pieces or knee guards. Then study them carefully.
5) Make improvements to your previous design by visualization.

Hope this is helpful.
Xia Taptara

I used
-pencil HB-3b
-Canson/Utretch sketchbook
-Sketchbook Pro
-Wacom Intuos5 Medium Pen Tablet

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How to draw from your imagination in 5 steps

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 ( 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.