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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Anime Manga Cartoon: Learn How To Draw basic mech Robot Video Tutorial

Learn how to draw simple and easy mech robot video tutorial online. A very basic step by step how to sketch in the first stage whenever I want to start to come up with concept idea. I usually do this really quick, it should take no longer than 3 to 5 minutes. It's a thumbnail sketch, and I do a lot of them in the sketch book just to get variation of ideas. How to put rough idea onto the paper sketching character concept art online lesson for comics cartoon illustration, manga, and anime.

Here is the basic rough drawing nothing fancy:
Enjoy the video tutorial:

Here is another finished sketch of Mecha design: (Click to enlarge)

Here is two steps video process, have fun!!!
Step 1: design sketch and paint robot head to establish the value range.

Step 2: Design and paint robot’s body and finishing up the concept design.

Drawing Software & Tools I used:
-Adobe Photoshop CS2
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
(or Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.

MORE Fun Basic Stuff:
-How to draw Cute Rabbit Cartoon.
-How to draw Funny Chicken Cartoon

New tutorials last week:
-Drawing woman character: "Assassin" action pose for comics, manga , and illustration
-Drawing Girl: Dragon Slayer for manga, comic, and illustration
Quick Drawing of Mecha Girl
-Learn how to sketch draw character concept: space fighter man. (Rough thumbs Sketching)
-Drawing and Painting Futuristic girl superhero for comics
-Drawing and sketching constructing woman body & figure: action shot for comics and manga

More Basic People drawing:
-Basic Drawing Lessons
-Learn how to draw Female face front view (NEW video)
-Drawing Face Profile (Sideview) Female (Video)

Feedback and comment are welcome so that I improve my tutorial and overall blog.
See ya!


jjagustin said...

Hi! I am new in digital art and I like the way you establish color, values and depth... Based on this tutorial's video you combined a black color (shadow) and a red color... Which layer is on top of the other?

jjagustin said...

Sorry for the double post but I forgot to add this question from my previous post.. What opacity did you use for you shadow and for the red color?

XIA said...

jjagustin> Thanks...well digital art and traditional still have the same principles. Once you understand values and can execute it well, then it should not be hard. In fact digital is easier 'cuz you can always paint on top and it will not get muddy, and you can always fix things without having to scrape your work.
1) Usually I put the base first then values...so on top, but I usually merge them all down after I get the value I needed. The simpler the better, makes your work clean.
2) Beginning: 30% to 50% finding your values. Then final only use mostly 70-100%. Basically just use 100% to keep tweaking values around (it's a complex question, but the answer is really simple) try to keep it simple and clean (look at ref for different kind of metals or material, how shiny or mute they are). Basically lighting is everything in painting. You will have to watch more video, I often explain them all here and there. But mostly...I don't do lot of trick and fancy layers...just principle. Keep watching more! Peace!

jjagustin said...

Wow thanks for the tip. Yeah I'll keep on watching your videos. They are very useful and informative.

Thanks again! :D

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