Digital painting tutorial Tarzan looking over the jungle

Digital painting tutorial Tarzan looking over the jungle
This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint an environmental concept design of a Tarzan standing over the tree top and dense jungle.
In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a Tarzan standing over the tree trunk with vine. I first explore with dense jungle over the horizon. I am using the texture to convey materials and also light and sunrise on the horizon. Then I explore what kind of lighting direction do I want. Then I add a big tree trunk with vine and a character, Tarzan. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lighting and base to get the overall look and feel of the character first before I can design the detail of the costume. In this case, I chose back lighting so there wouldn’t be much detail on the character. Once you have a good silhouette with lighting and good form then we can start doing a bit more detail.
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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.

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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) Overall Design and look.

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

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