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Digital illustration step by step

Digital painting tutorial illustration step by step.  This latest illustration painting is basically base on my previous life drawing from a model in live session. *see , gesture figure study from life drawing session.*  It was a 10-15 minutes sketches, then I scan it into my computer and do a quick paint over in Photoshop. Since it has basic lighting and decent pose, the paint over turn out to be better looking than I actually expected. After taking a couple more look at it, I thought since some the master illustrators back in the day use sketch as their base for their finish painting sometimes. And in this one, I already have a decent enough paint over of the female figure with interesting enough lighting. I decide to work over and make it a more refine painted illustration.
During the process, I was looking at some of Frank Frazetta work just to be inspire so I can actually motivate myself to do something cool. I decided that I should paint something to tribute to the most important fantasy master artist. So here is how this painting comes about. But in the beginning, I was just going to paint some sort of ranger warrior in the jungle woman. But then as I progress while taking a break watching wild life documentary on Netflix, I watch some interesting story of Jaguars in the Amazon. I decided that she should mimic or have her costume design be influence by the beast since she's hanging on the high tree branch in the jungle. When I finally almost finish the illustration, I thought to myself. Wait a second, she does look familiar. She looks like Sheena! Ah! I thought I was going to paint something original! But that's cool, whatever it is I am kinda of please with the lighting, simplicity and overall brush work.

Here is a Huntress of the Amazon
Tribute to Frank Frazetta

Below are step by step process of how to paint illustration of Huntress of the jungle.
You can see the previous original figure drawing post here: Painting over gesture drawing.
And for how I get from pencil sketch to color you can go see similar process here, speed painting figure study back.

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Here is the final quick digital illustration.
tribute to frank frazetta by xia taptara
Download bigger size image here: Tribute to Frank Frazetta

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Anonymous said…
yeah the technique reminds me alot to frazetta's style
i love it! thanks :)