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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Character concept design illustration process step by step

Character concept design illustration process step by step continue, here is part 4. Evil dark barbaric warrior type character somewhat. :) This part is another step continued from the previous three posts.
To see the previous step goto
part 1) rough character concept painting
part 2) Warrior armor character design tutorial.
part 3) Warrior character design tips and technique

This one took me quite sometime 3-4 hours total already because I was on it then have to pause a long while because I was in San Francisco over the weekend for a few days. After I leave the art for a period of time, often, I forgot what I suppose to be doing, then it is like starting over again. Anyway, this is almost final then I am going to call it done the next post. There are many things to touch up and make it look subtle. Hopefully I can get this done before the end of the week because I will be out of town again for a few days.

If you are new to the site, there are more video tutorial that use very similar method to the one Im posting overhere. Go to Drawing body muscle torso anatomy as for men anatomy drawing and rendering video tutorial as well as Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep video.
Also on top of this blog you can always look up the thumbnails as well as one of the selected topic the right side column of the blog.

Here are a couple of old video tutorials from me that have similar process to this particular warrior manga step by step creature character Titan design and draw and paint golden armor tutorial. Thanks to Luca who point out these ones so that it will be useful for you guys to watch and observe how I usually do armor design.

Again most of your questions that you will ask me, are on this blog goto Q/A on the right hand column.
For beginner basic lessons on how to constructed (draw) a face. Then these tutorial will guild you to a basic how to: How to draw lesson girl face, How to draw person head basic. And digital painting tutorial rogue samurai female. As for the face or head (women, female) Draw girl's face how to lesson video and step by step and learn how to draw face, woman
More intermediate video on facial and portrait drawing and rendering go to and watch Character Design Face Male Merchant Character, or Drawing Male Face Swordman and Learn how to draw and paint face. Also a little more basic lesson for step by step drawing "Drawing humans head female face how to" and step by step still images go to digital painting and drawing learn to draw and How to draw face and head shading. Please browse around the blog to find what you suit your art skill and need, I am very sure you will find something useful for your art appetite.

Here is the image so far:


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Here is the image so far:
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and
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Download bigger version here: Character concept barbaric warrior

Below here are some Guild War II concept art I did for ArenaNet back in 2010. So I thought I start posting them here since there are a lot of request. There are more but I just could not find them all
Evil Armor
GuildWars 2 concept art

Wing
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Pirate Armor
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Warrior Character design tips and technique

Character design coloring process.  Warrior Character design tips and technique and step by step art process continue here is part 3. The first previous two post are mainly to capture the idea of the design element of the character, then establishing values (paint light and dark) or light source of the image.
In part three process, I am adding a dominant color along with complimentary accent colors and execute more design element to tight the piece together...and possibly some under lighting and some other secondary stuff that will make the character unique but still in the category of what it is.

Another important element in character concept design is you have to be able to convey his, her, or its personality and posibly its origin. Remember, you have only one shot to get the first impression out what kind of a character it is because it's a one piece of character concept design. Interesting looks alone do not necessarily make for a good character; its personality is key as well. A character’s personality can be revealed through its poses, attitude, silhouette and what comes along with it such as costumes, weapon, etc. All the elements you put into your character will convey its origin and hopefully personality or persona. Is it intimidating? Costume can say a lot about a person like where or when it cames from, if you do your homework right... it should convey right away if it is from the Far East, medieval, rome, future, etc. The personality of your character doesn’t have to be particularly agreeable, but it does need to be other than interesting so research about patterns, design of any particular culture to accent your design would definitely help.

Here is what I have so far Barbaric Warrior character concept:


Here are step by step of Barbaric Warrior Design part 3
To see the previous step goto
part 1) rough character concept paintingpart 2) Warrior armor character design tutorial.

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And here is the current so far, I should be able to get this done the next one or two round as a quick character concept.
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Continue to part 4) Character concept design illustration

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Warrior Armor character design tutorial part 2

Warrior in armor character design tutorial part 2. Continued from the previous post, part 1, rough character concept painting.
Just got some time to continue fleshing out this drawing or painting of this dark barbaric warrior character. I was just design the character on the go though I do have some kind of a theme in mind but not totally flesh out.
As I paint I adapt the costume design and armor to what I see fits the mood of the character. In this session, I just get to finish up the design of the helmet mostly and part of the armor. There is still a lot of lighting and painting to be done.
Hopefully I will get some more time to work on it again this weekend.

For similar tutorials with videos on how to draw and paint portraits tutorials go watch Character Design Face Male Merchant Character, or Drawing Male Face Swordman and Learn how to draw and paint face. Also a little more basic lesson for step by step drawing "Drawing humans head female face how to" and step by step still images go to digital painting and drawing learn to draw and How to draw face and head shading. Well, hope these instructions and tips are helpful.
As for figures, go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomystep by step and video and Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep video. And you can always look up the thumbnails on top of this blog and select one or the right side column of the blog.
Again most of your questions that you will ask me, are on this blog. Just look around because by the time I will get to your e-mails...it might be weeks. Good luck. :)

Here is the current image so far:
To see previous step go to
part 1) Rough character concept painting.

Here is step by step painting tutorial:
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Here is the work in progress so far:
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Continue to part 3) Warrior character design tips and technique

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rough character concept painting Barbaric Warrior armor

Warrior in armor character design tutorial. Quick sketch or speedpainting for doom and gloom executioner dude.
I just finally get some times to sit around the computer on my free time to doodle out something. Lots of you have ask me about how I did character and armor concept in Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 so in this post and several following post. I am going to try to show you the sketching, drawing and painting process of what I usually do for armors. Well, it is very similar to what I usually do with portraits and figures tutorials except there are more element involve, like materials (metal, cloth, leathers, etc.) that you will have to use values to convey the different between each material.
Thanks for all the kind words, comments and support you guys and girls have for idrawgirls.com I am glad this blog and website along with all the drawing and painting video tutorial serve its purpose. Not only you guys benefit from it, but also me. :) I am also hoping to progressing in my ability to execute a nice looking painting and concept art. And little by little, painting after painting over years I think I've progress a little also. It's really hard from time to time to find the way to achieve the result I really wanted. Painting is still really hard for me, to get better it takes a combination of a lot of things including lots of practice, observation and experiment and more. Anyway, here is what I have so far for the Barbaric Warrior type guy in armor. This one took me about 30-40 minutes or so because I didn't have any design in mind to begin with. It takes quite a bit of time to think of design and form altogether. So from here, the design might change here and there, but its essence should remain. I'm just designing on the go because I do this all the time so it is just a bit of struggle, but not so much. If I would concept environmental or props, I would have to look at tons of references and do a lot of thumbnails because I am not familiar with the elements. This remind me, before you do any concept design, don't forget thumbnails.


Here is step by step sketch and draw Barbaric Warrior:
*It's more like a thumbnail character exploration at the moment, just a little bit bigger.
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Here is what I have so far
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Continue to part 2 here: Warrior Armor character design tutorial.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Emma Frost X-men First Class

Emma Frost X-men First Class.

Here is a final doodle painting of Emma Frost, just got some free time to work on it and I am going to call it done. :)


A bit about the character: Emma Frost is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980). An urbane, mutant telepath with a well-noted dry wit. initially known as the White Queen (complete with revealing white attire for which she is known), Emma  Frost has changed from one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes to one of its most central members.

here is a final version of the character design concept

To see previous step by step go to:


Here are a couple step by step images

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Here is a final image:
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Painting X-men First Class Emma Frost in process

Painting X-men First Class Emma Frost in process step by step.
After I did a portrait study from a previous post (Tutorial Portrait painting digital) I thought the piece could be further refine as some sort of character design piece. So I am thinking Emma Frost, also known as the White Queen, would be a good fit for the character design. Frost is probably one of my most favorite character of all female character in X-men, not only she's beautiful and have full scale sex appeal but also she's evil in a lot of ways and was one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes. What can I say, I love bad girls. ;)
I try to design her to look like somewhat a typical Emma Frost but also with a little spin on her costume by adding a little bit of contemporary fashion design element. Anyway I am hoping to finish it in the a couple more hours.

Recently I've been doing a lot of intermediate level painting and it's sometimes hard to follow for beginners. But I have to move on since there are already a lot of basic drawing and painting tutorials in the blog already. If you are new to this blog there are tons of basic tutorials. More basic superheroes drawing video tutorials go How to draw Fantastic 4 Susan Storm (basic comics style drawing with pose) and watch how to paint Susan Storm invisible woman, and my How to draw comics character Hulk, it also has coloring or paint over tutorial. Also the new arrival video tutorial, How to draw Captain America. And an older video tut, How to draw Batman or Darknight. More drawing tutorials are coming up...stay tune! :)

Also more beginner basic lessons on how to constructed (draw) a face. Then these tutorial will guild you to a basic how to: How to draw lesson girl face, How to draw person head basic. And digital painting tutorial rogue samurai female. As for the face or head (women, female) Draw girl's face how to lesson video and step by step and learn how to draw face, woman. Enjoy the video tutorials.

Here is Emma Frost X-men First Class: (Work in process)

Here are step by step painting Emma Frost:

To see previous step by step go to:

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Here is the final image so far:
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Here is the next step: Emma Frost X-men First class
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tutorial Portrait painting digital painting step by step


Tutorial Portrait painting digital painting step by step. It is finally finished!  This is part of how to paint Susan Storm Invisible woman.
Continued from the previous post Portrait study process, I finally have some time to work on the final version of this portrait study. The most challenging part of this one is probably how to manipulate the custom brush and make it work with the image. What I notice during the process is I have to utilize the brush shapes and textures to make it fit within the context of the painting and not over doing it.
It is really fun somehow and difficult at the same time using painterly texture brush shape to try to paint skin and still make it looks appealing. And it's more challenge and more fun to play around with edge with certain Photoshop custom brushes.
Anyway, I also record the video and it will be released as an expansion three chapter for the feature tutorial Face Constructed II. For those of you who already have it, I will be sending you guys link to download within a few days for free. As you all know once in a while I often release the expansion add to some of the existing tutorial to make it better than it already is. And those of you who have purchased any of idrawgirls' feature tutorials know that I always send them to you as a thank you surprise release for free when ever I have the expansion chapters. Anyway, this one is one of my better one yet. And I am always trying to make our products better and better as I am progress as an artist. So thanks for all the support over the years, I really do appreciate you all.
Cheers! :)



Here are the step by step Digital Painting Portrait:
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Here is a final version...though I might work on it some more...who knows
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Here is a bigger version: Portrait Painting study
To see the previous step go here: Portrait study process


Watch fast Video Demo of the whole process, this actually takes me about two hours:

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Portrait study process and playing around with Photoshop brushes


Portrait study process and playing around with Photoshop brushes.  This is part of how to paint Susan Storm from Fantastic Four.  
This post is just a doodle of painting portrait using different Photoshop custom brushes to create the texture and mood that reflect those of oil paint.
Usually I would emphasis on starting out with BIG shape and strokes and get them all into the right shape or as close to what you want. Then we can begin to go in and refine them and clean up.
This one suppose to be just 30 mins to an hour speedpainting study, but I could make it in time so it is unfinished at the moment. I will have to work on it still one more sitting to clean up some area, define more edges, and little dark and light here and there then I think it should be complete.
A lot of you are asking me about custom brushes, what I usually emphasis is that really fancy brushes aren't that necessary if you don't know how values works. I would strongly recommend that FIRST you master the default Photoshop round hard and soft. Also know how to work with how much or strong paint you should apply onto the painting (or opacity strength), then you can think about custom brushes. Custom brushes are really useful, but you cannot rely on it all the time. Knowing the basic or the foundation is a lot more important in painting than using fancy brushes. To me the custom brushes are totally cosmetic and they can save us a lot of time, but it cannot replace the foundation of what you know and how you know to execute. Most good painting can be made with just default brushes if you know how. :)

Here are also some basic drawing people in general, body and face (portrait) lessons like these tutorials, they will direct you to a basic how to: How to draw lesson girl face, How to draw person head basic. And digital painting tutorial rogue samurai female. As for the face or head (women, female) Draw girl's face how to lesson video and step by step and learn how to draw face, woman. Enjoy the video tutorials.

Anyway here is a portrait I'm working on, still unfinished.
Here are step by step from sketch to painting


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絵画肖像画のレッスン
Here is what I have so far, still a bit more to work on.
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Time: around 45 mins
Continue here for next step: Tutorial Portrait painting digital


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