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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tutorial, draw battle droid fighter robot mecha design

Tutorial, draw battle droid fighter robot mecha design with instruction online.

Learn how to draw and color video and step by step android soldier robot, mech or mecha Giant Robot sci-fi design for Anime, Manga and comics concept illustration. From sketching to finish rendering how to start forming 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.

This is my first mech speedy in a while, not really happy with it yet. But more to come.

Final sketch Battle Droid


Here are step by step sketching Battle Droid V 01
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Watch the Video Process draw and paint Droid Fighting Solder robot:

**More of the droids, bots and Mechas to come. :)

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 CS4 (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,

7 comments:

snow said...

Hi Xia,

What do you use the sensitivity of your pen for? Shape or opacity of the brush? I've always wondered this hope you can answer!

Also just a question, could you make a typical poses tutorial that shows poses you use for when doing full body concept art of girls. I want to learn some standing poses that I can easily sketch down that look entertaining to add clothing and design too.

Thanks as usual@

Chris said...

Good to see those mechs fighting back again!

snow, I think that it would be for the shape rather than opacity - In past tutorials and such the changing of opacity has always been a separate variable to alter depending on the situation. 30%ish for sketching, 80-100% for blocking in colour. Hope that helps!

snow said...

That does Chris thanks. But does Xia use shape dynamics or not? I see him always changing his brush size so I can only assume he doesn't use the pressure on this pen for anything?

I'd just like to know so I can better understand his method to painting.

Thanks.

Chris said...

I'm pretty sure he does, look at the outline of the robot arm in this final sketch - some lines taper to a point.

Although I would say whether you use dynamics or not is up to you as an artist, and also you might vary it depending on the effect you are looking for.

Xia is an awesome artist, but don't feel you have to copy his way of working to the letter. Just practice and most importantly be completely objective when it comes to your work, take a step back and see what has worked and what hasn't and how you could improve it.

XIA said...

Hello guys, sorry for the late reply.

Snow>> Yeah, Chris is correct! It's true. Yeah I do use shape dynamic and medium pressure at home light at work. Opacity 30% in the beginning then 80-100% so it doesn't get muddy and cleaner color. Set up the tablet however that you feel comfortable with. It will takes time to get use to. Just imagine, how long did it take you from the very first time you draw until you get to know how to choose what kind of pencil you prefer. Tablet is kind of like that, except it progress faster the more you practice and experiment. Take some time once a week to experiment with brushes and spend time on getting to know your setting, it never ends. I constantly find new favorite brushed, trick, and stuff to crew around with. Whatever it takes to make you work easier and faster within the mean of cultivating skill as a craftsman. Practice makes perfect, but it's the imperfection that make it outstanding.

Chris> Thanks a lot for having my back and helping people within the blog. I am forever gratful to you guys. Cheers!!! I wish I could hand out BEER over the internet.
PeacE!
:)

snow said...

Thanks for reply Xia.

I'll experiment around. I'm not really sure what I should set the minimum diameter of shape dynamics too, but I guess that's something I'll have to figure out for myself by practicing with it.

Also I love your method of figure drawing and gesture drawing Xia, it is the only technique that works for me in being able to visualize what I draw, thanks!

Thanks Chris for your help.

Luca said...

I also asked myself the same question that asked Snow, so thanks Chris for the answer as well for Xia!
Xia, I also wish to hand out beer (or Martini!) to all of you! I hope someday to visit 'Arenanet' and meet you and your team members! I really wish so, unless that arenanet lets me in! :)

It's one of my small, side- objectives in life!

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