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Monday, February 4, 2008

Painting robot ground soldier droid concept design

How to paint Mecha robot droid soldier concept design.  Draw and paint Mecha step by step.  Mecha tutorial ground soldier droid robot or land robot sci-fi design concept illustration: video step-by-step tutorial with instruction online.

Step by step how to start sketching the initial idea, drawing, blocking in shape, background and rendering. The video demonstrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into visual. How to put rough idea onto the paper sketch and create sci-fi character concept art online lesson for comics cartoon illustration, manga, and anime.

.一步步如何展开素描初步构想,画,堵在形状,背景和渲染。 The像展示了如何快速建立一个有效率的概念设计从概念构思到力。如何把粗略的概念上的文件素描和造科幻性艺术线漫画卡通插,漫画,画。
Here is a Mecha Color Sketch:

Watch the Video Tutorial: How to draw and color Mecha

Drawing Software & Tools I used:-Adobe Photoshop CS2
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
(or Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.
New tutorials:-How to draw Manga Anime girl: Blood the last Vampire.
-Drawing Code-Geass: C.C.
-Evangelion Mecha Robot Concept tutorial #3
-Evangelion Mecha Robot Tutorial #2
-Neon Genesis Eva Mecha Robot Tutorial # 1
-Drawing DragonBall: Goku (Anime)
-Drawing DragonBall: Bulma concept
-James Cameron's Avatar Concept Art
-Drawing Mechanic Chic
-How to draw Anime Naruto

Environmental Concept Sketch Tutorial
Face Constructed: How to draw faces
Face Constructed: How to paint portraits
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial I: Female Manga Fusion I
-Draw and Paint Women Body Tutorial II: Female Manga Fusion II
-Character Design Tutorial: Dark Valkyrie

Body Basic
-Drawing Body in perspective
-Drawing Male or man upper body (torso)
More Face tutorials:
-Drawing and painting woman face 3/4 front view

Photoshop Tutorial:
-Photoshop: Making color palette for illustration
-Photoshop Work flow and Keyboard Short Cut or hotkeys
-Setting up Wacom Brush tool
-How to make a Photoshop custom brush #1
-How to make a Photoshop custom brush #2

Thanks for all the e-mails and comment guys!!!

Feel free to comment and if you have any question about how to draw and such. Do not hesitate to post any question, I will try my best to answer any question about art as much as possible.

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Godpir said...

Awesome, Keep up the good work! I will keep my eye out for more

idrawgirls: Xia Taptara said...

Thanks, I am sure there will be a lot more. :)

Zeshen said...

Hey Xai, I notcie you use a large brush to get the shadows/ gradient effect on this mecha is it a standard brush or one you created because im having trouble with duplicating similar effects any thoughts? also you artwork and tutorials have been a big help!! Keep it up!

XIA said...

zenshen>> The large one usually a default brush, because most of the time if I use custom that big, my computer will slow down and it's annoying.
Anyway, there is another tips I do...I use large Eraser (hard edge) to create space or reveal the color underneath (make it sharper) also. Make sense? It's a trick.


Anonymous said...

this site is really helping me out with a lot of things thanks for that, by the way i am planning to buy my first ever drawing tablet so i looked on the internet but i was wondering what is the difference between the bamboo fun smal and the bamboo fun medium cause the smal is 100 euro's and medium 200 while only the A size is differnt

Anonymous said...

Chinese? That's awesome brother! I could understand some of them but not more than 10% Nice job!

XIA said...

Anonymous1> You are very welcome, didn't see you post here...sorry for the late reply. Interesting fact about Bamboo. Only 3 inches different for step up I assumed?

Anonymous2> Yes, a little bit...neither can I understand them all. That's why we need friends and family. :) Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to know how you know how to draw so well? Did you go to school and learn, perspective, portraits and stuff. Or did you just pratice practice practice what you saw around you and stuff?

XIA said...

Anonymous> I would recommend good art school (I went to business school, not art). Well, I always practices and learning from the web, and at work. Practice from life, go to life drawing sessions at college and university will help...also join art forum and look around the web to find some cool stuff to inspire you.

Anonymous said...


This is a very nice blog, and thumbs up for that. But i have a question. Im seeing all these tutorials/speed paintings over the web, and keep asking myself the same question. When ur putting down ur first colors after the sketch, which opacity do u use? Did u bound pen pressure to ur opacity? To sum it up, im curious about which tools/settings ur using at certain stages like opacity :).

XIA said...

Ano> Thank brother, that's a quite complex question. 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. 70%-100% in the end. Keep watching more! Peace!

Златина said...

Hi, :)
I've been watching your tutorials a lot, cause they give me good pointers about workflow and stuff, but right now a have a vary dumb question, I guess. :D In the beginning of this particular video I can see that you [TAB]-ed out so there are no tool palettes in your way, but there is this painter-like palette with a custom set of colours which looks veeery handy. Is it some plug-in or something how can I get that too???

Thanks in advance and thank you for all the great videos.

Златина said...

hahah :) ok ... reaaaly sorry :) I found in FAQ what I think is the answer to my question :)

XIA said...

Златина> No worry! Glad you find what you need, there are plenty of information if you dig around...Blog is a bit hard to organize but you can try the search box on the side. Welcome to idrawgirls.com :)

Oreyeon said...

Love your videos man. They are giving me lots of ideas, and you make it look SO easy. Question for you. In this video above, what program are you using to paint? The tools palette does not look like Photoshop. Is it Photoshop and you're using some kind of art plugin for it? If so, what's the plugin and do you have a link for it? Keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing more of your videos.

Oreyeon said...

Whoops, just saw the poster above me posted the same exact question. lol. Forgive me. I will look around and see if I can find it.

XIA said...

Oreyon> Browse around the site there are over 300 tutorials...it's PS...then you will find what you need.

caio said...

im Caio,From Brazil
your art work is just Amazing!
i hope someday learn enought to draw like you..hehe

God bless you!

XIA said...

caio> Thanks for the kind words, keep drawing everyday, observe object from real life and come watch tutorials on idrawgirls.com, then you will get good in no time.

caio said...

...I hope so :)
i will keep drawning and observing the real life and downloading yours tutorial videos from youtube...huahuahua
but i like to see you drawning
a bloody zombie with social clothes
it will help me in my comic


XIA said...

caio> That's what I have in mind soon. :) thx!

Leo said...

Hi Xia,

Very inspiring blog you have, glad I found it last night.

Superb guide work. 好厉害! Keep it up!


XIA said...

Leo> Thanks man. I will

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