Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!

 

Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

Sign me up to receive third-party emails from 3dtotal's partners, too!

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more

 

Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

 
submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3
Making Of 'The Beast'

| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half
(24 Votes)
| 50630 Views
| 10 Comments
| Comments 10
Date Added: 12th August 2011
Software used:
1211_tid_image_08_final_image.jpg

Free Brush Set

1211_tid_free_resource_2011.png

Overview

During one of those ordinary after work evenings, I was sketching some of the character thumbnails, just one after another.

I like to explore new shapes and forms, and to generate something I've never created before. Speaking in general, I manage to capture interesting ideas when I don't restrict myself to anything specific. So I have no idea what I am going to create at all.

Frankly speaking, the characters were the most difficult part for me to draw in the past. 
I feel much more confident in drawing environments, but I knew that if I struggle on with the characters I would develop my concept art skills.

And I hardly ever give up))

Production

So usually, I quickly drop some silhouettes on a blank canvas. (Fig.01) I like to work with the silhouettes, because silhouettes allow me to concentrate more on the design, than on technical issues such as a shadows, highlights, color and etc.

1211_tid_image_01_brush_set.jpg
Fig. 01


My main production tool is Photoshop, but I would advise Alchemy to those who are interested in concept-art. It is excellent software for producing interesting shapes that could be used in order to create characters, landscapes, vehicles or whatever one needs.

I have my own set of brushes for Photoshop, though I only use few of them during thumbnailing. You can download them by clicking the link towars the top of the page.

Actually there is no best brush for painting it is all up to the artist. In this painting I used only one brush. I would suggest using the brush that suits your style and your needs.

Some people create masterpieces with one pixel round brush, and some spend too much time searching for magical brushes in Photoshop. Don`t waste your time, just draw more and more.

Whilst working in Photoshop I find that the tool preset menu is more useful than the right-click brush menu. (Fig.02) Right-click menu only saves the brushes, but the tool preset menu allows me to save the presets of that specific tool, such as painting mode, opacity and flow. Also tool preset simply saves my time, instead of right-clicking and searching the brushes on the list, I simply select them from the tool preset menu that is constantly open on the right side of screen.

1211_tid_image_02_character_painting.jpg
Fig. 02



continued on next page >

 
1 | 2 | 3
Related Tutorials

Making Of 'An Orc'

by Herbert Lowis
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: character, creature, monster, beast, orc,

Go to tutorial
rating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star nonerating star none (0)
Comments 0 Views 26963

Painting armor

by Daarken
published on 2015-04-15

Keywords: digital painting. colour, texture, brush

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star halfrating star none (3)
Comments 0 Views 14382

Learn to paint fantasy landscapes

by Chase Toole
published on 2015-03-03

Keywords: digital, concept art, art direction, painting

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none (5)
Comments 0 Views 12212

Speed painting techniques

by Nacho Yagüe
published on 2015-05-11

Keywords: scene, structure, landscape, speed painting, nacho yague,

Go to tutorial
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star none (5)
Comments 0 Views 3076
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
avatar
Xushuyuan on Fri, 13 September 2013 5:11pm
Awesome work! Great pretty.thank you
avatar
Milivoj on Mon, 22 August 2011 8:17am
awesome stuff!
avatar
Frank Voors on Wed, 17 August 2011 4:28pm
You have a great sense of proportion and you seem to know pretty well how materials act in light and darkness. Thanks you for your insights. Frank
avatar
Gfxengine on Tue, 16 August 2011 6:09am
Thx a lot for sharing this tut man :)
Munkybutt's Avatar
Vitrux (Forums) on Sun, 14 August 2011 4:34am
Very nice mate! Thank you for sharing your work with us :D
avatar
Gianni on Sat, 13 August 2011 3:23pm
Lots of interesting tips and ideas. I like your style very much. I'm also a little bit envy of your painting style :-P
avatar
Rick on Sat, 13 August 2011 11:36am
I really enjoyed reading this making off, you explained your steps simple and easy to understand. Thank for sharing! :3
avatar
Sergio on Fri, 12 August 2011 8:50pm
hahaha your characters are awesome (Fig.09) reminds me patapons :)
avatar
Sandeep Singh Sidhu on Fri, 12 August 2011 11:16am
cool........ this is awesome....
avatar
Naseer Haider Siddiqui on Fri, 12 August 2011 10:55am
Super Concept ... Nice machine i really like it :)
Add Your Comment