Dragon speedpainting digital painting tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint a dragon creature concept design speedpainting in coastal scene
In this tutorial I start with a rough idea of a dragon hovering above the sea shore. First, I use lasso tool to create coastal rock, water and the mountain range in the far back. Then I draw the shape of the dragon using flat brush. Then I paint inside the silhouette with texture brushes to creature light source and textures. I add some spikes on his back and fire ball in his mouth. At this point, I am only concern with shapes and lighting. After that I paint rough character in front of the dragon standing on the rock. Once I have my scene fully composed. Then I add some more glow onto the fire and some particle dusk and fog to the bottom half of the dragon to create some depth of field. At this stage, I only focus on big shapes, lightning and base to get the overall look and feel of the scene first. After all the elements and composition is set with good lighting 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 and composition
2) Depth of field
3) Overall Design and look.

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