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How to paint figure female back

How to paint figure female back.  Speed painting figure study back. Here is another step by step study from me. I've been trying to do a lot of painting to warm up before I start doing a real illustration. Though I have to admit that most of the time the warm up quick paintings can turn out better than the actual painting that I am trying to do for no reason. Usually I will spend an hour and half or two hours max to warm up, in my opinion it should be less than an hour to warm up. Though sometimes an under painting of a piece under an hour has potential then I got carry away and spend more time than I need to for the warm up.
If you don't know what speed painting is here is a somewhat definition of it. I could be called color and composition sketch.
Speed Painting is an exercise, primarily digital, in which one paints on a time budget usually in one sitting and less than a few hours, using already developed methods to create a piece. Speed Painting is a widely used term in the Entertainment industry, often amongst Concept Artists. Raw speed painting is akin to the "Alla Prima" method of traditional fine artists. It is about using value, color, texture, and composition to create a compelling and narrative piece within a relatively narrow time frame. The pieces usually have an "unpolished" and "raw" appearance, which stresses the importance of every stroke made on the canvas, digital or otherwise.

If you are interested in more of the same approach check out values tonal study female figure, and more basic how to draw video and step by step go watch 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.
You can check out the new and update of the late 2010 tutorial on female figures, most of these are painting step by step tutorials, some include video tutorials.  First for figure study, you can go take a look at female model sheet or female figure study woman body proportion sheet.  Recline female figure study has two posts.  The first is nude recline female figure quick color.  And the second is female figure study recline step by step.  These two part tutorial I pretty much focus on rough brush work and play around with textures.  Both are the same painting but it has part one and part two.  Also if you like comics style pin up painting, check out Emma Frost X-men first class and 2011 is year of the rabbit.  Both are not really focus on brush work, rather smooth rendering of the skin itself.  And Black Rock Shooter color sketch work is a really stylize that is similar to that of Anime or stylize Manga, but not typical.

Here is a speed painting figure study:

Here is what I was listening to set the mood when doing female figure study. There are a few tracks, press forward to change the song. You will like them, my musical taste are very broad, but they are all rare and great! ;-)

Below are step by step from gesture to underpainting

how to paint woman's back

Here is a final sketch
female figure back painting

Enjoy the tutorial =)

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Chris Reeve said…
There's something very appealing about this picture... Almost hypnotic... Can't quite figure out why.

idrawgirls said…
LOL, could it be the booties Chris? um...I donno, very hard to analyze this one. ;)
Luca said…
mmm good taste! ;)

Nice work bro, I donno if you did it on purpose or no, but i like the overlay color on the border of her thighs. nice butt she has :P