Digital painting tutorial Night’s watch concept art

Digital painting tutorial Night’s watch concept art speedpainting concept art. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint an environmental concept design of a Night’s watch concept art master and apprentice.

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In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a forest covered with snow somewhere in the north. I first explore with shape of the characters with different texture brushes. I usually download them randomly whenever I see some cool brushes. Then I use texture brushes to convey texture on their cloaks, armors and uniforms. Then I add snow in the foreground and ice mountains background. At this point, I am only concern with shapes and composition. Then I use lasso tool to create the big sword and scabbard. 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 the scene first. In this case, I chose strong lighting direction from the right side and somewhat overcast sky. Then I add a bunch of black rocks on the ground around the snow. Once all the elements and composition is set with good lighting then we can start doing a bit more detail.
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 layer and just paint like I would paint traditionally in this video. But with a lot of help from custom brushes. Hopefully this can be really helpful to you all.

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.

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

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