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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How to paint female character design metal gear girl sketch continue

How to paint female character design metal gear girl sketch continue.

Step two on how to do quick color sketch pass Metal Gear inspired female with costume step by step still images. I think I will stop at this stage then do another one. :)
Quick color and value pass woman with costume conceptual design.

Step by step quick color sketch pass.
For part 1 (drawing with Video Tutorial) go here: -Draw Metal Gear girl assassin.

Here is a final sketch

1) Base color assigned
Metal Gear Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

2) Painted in value on her face
Metal Gear Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

3) Changing color on her hair and establish its essential value.
Metal Gear Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

4) Finishing up her hair then going down and quickly refining her costume.
Metal Gear Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

5) I decided to stop here...
Metal Gear Girl, how to paint, draw, color, step by step, tutorial

Sorry guys, no video on this one. :)

Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:
-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!)
Economy for everyone.
Softwares:
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Professional software)
*You can just use pencil, paper, markers on this one...just practice rendering.

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** If you have any basic questions or specific please looked up Q/A section. Most of the time your questions has already been answered in Q/A.

If you need any help or support you can
-post questions or comment on the post (seems to be the fastest way to get response)
Peace,

8 comments:

Luna said...

Really like this one, especially the expression. Good job Xia

Luca said...

You make them so sketch but the effect is so cool man! I really like it! I think you colored it using the overlay right?
Well done man!

Peace!

XIA said...

Luna> Thanks, the color balance on the face turned out very close to what I have in mind also. So you like mean face, don't ya?

Luca> Thanks, I am still trying to find my way. I only use overlay heavily on step1 and 2, then I start using 70%-100% hard and soft round alternate. Overlay is basically use to find color base, then real thick paint begins after that.

David said...

Looks good for the most part, I am certainly no professional but I can't help but think the anatomy is slightly off, with her shoulders being a bit too far apart for such a skinny and cute girl (unless she is completely full of muscles underneath those clothes!)

I love checking your website every day though, always exciting to see what you have cooked up each day :)

XIA said...

David> Thanks, I agree with you that the shoulder is a bit wide, but it is not her shoulder. Some jacket design are suppose to make your shoulder looks masculine (it creates large "V" Shape. Also I tend to over exaggerated her boyish a bit to emphasis the "meanness or toughness"

Also if you look at the length of the clothing body (in this one) in comparison to real anatomy, it is also off. But she is wearing her oversize paint at her hip so her groin is lower than it actually is.

Drawing oversize cloth are a bit tricky. So does cartooning and exaggeration. It is also tricky to say how far you should go on accentuate and such. Say if you are doing character design in style of "The Incredible" of Pixar. Then a lot of things are going to be off. BUT they are still base on the knowledge of real anatomy and feature...which push so far as caricature to extreme. It's the matter of preference.

Anyway, it's a long and important subject to discuss.

FYI: usually the shoulder are three heads wide.

My two cents are it is always good to acknowledge your anatomy and never to ignore.

Peace!

negar said...

WoW!! She become so pretty with color!! :O
I really love blue eyes ! it give the special expression to the character..I wish i could have one :(

XIA said...

negar> thanks, the blue are picked randomly...next time I would do purple or gold, how about that? :)

Adrian M Mulryan said...

love the skin tone, stunning work as always, wondering if you ever use painter? i love painter and gimp but not photoshop, not sure why!!

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