Digital painting tutorial Frost giant concept art

Digital painting tutorial Casting spell on Frost giant concept art
This tutorial shows you how to paint a concept art of a little witch casting a spell to defend a frost giant.
Full post here http://idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2014/08/25/digital-painting-tutorial-frost-giant-concept-art/
This image takes me about a little over 30 minutes to finish.

Most of my concept art or illustration is about telling story. In this one, I have an idea similar to David vs Goliath again. It is a story of a little little girl get lost in snow forest and run into a Frost Giant. I think if you look at the image, you should be able to get the story.
In this tutorial I start with choosing my color palette and composition. Once I have some vague or rough idea, I can then start to explore with shape on my canvas. Then I tackles on the character design with the three quarter lighting. In this image I play around with cast shadow from the big tree and forms of these characters. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes and lighting to get the overall look and feel of the character. Once I get a rough idea on the bunny character. Then I start to add more detail like snow bunnies and owls and go back to polish both of the main characters. Then the rest will take care of itself, I will just add the detail to the story as I go on painting.
This time though I will have a solid 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 composition in mind. The lighting and 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) Lighting and mood
3) Edges and depth of field.

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Join my Art community at http://artistsarena.org
Mentorship and private lesson: http://idrawgirls.com/private-art-lesson.html
Premium video tutorials: http://idrawgirls.com/all-products.html
Free brushes and e-book: http://idrawgirls.com/youtube-requested.html
My facebook https://www.facebook.com/howtodrawmanga

I used
-pencil HB-3b
-Canson/Utretch sketchbook
-Sketchbook Pro
-PHOTOSHOP CS5 or CS6
-Wacom Intuos5 Medium Pen Tablet

Learn how to draw and paint both traditional and digital with FREE video tutorials and step by step images from profession concept artist Xia Taptara.

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