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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Posemaniacs-human figure drawing-tool

Posemaniacs is a great site for every up and coming artist or already established ones to polish their anatomy drawing skills. We all struggle with correct proportions and shape while drawing human figure. We all use references even the professionals in industry. Posemaniacs website provides with a gallery of male and female figures in various poses so you can choose which one you want to draw. These figures are made of muscles so you can see the correct muscle anatomy of a human body. Also, they provide you with random display of figures that switch every 30 seconds. This helps you establish good gesture drawing skills. Human anatomy is one of the hardest things you can master but keep on practicing and you will become better at human figure drawing guaranteed. WWW.POSEMANIACS.COM

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Interior Concept Art tutorial by Livente

Once again, learn how to paint interiors using photoshop.
This interior concept design like previous, has very 
nice composition, colors, light. 

Industrial Concept Design by Alain Descamps

Another awesome Industrial Concept Design tutorial. This time it focuses on painting a dock.

Interior Concept Art tutorial by Andree William

Want to learn how to draw interior of a building? This tutorial is for you.
This tutorial focuses on interior concept design of a museum. Enjoy.
Andree William-portfolio.

Speed Painting-Environment Design by Nacho Yague

Another great speed painting-environment design tutorial video by Nacho Yague

Quick Sketching in Photoshop by Concept-on-Mac

This tutorial will show you how to quickly sketch your ideas using Adobe Photoshop.
This particular peace is on a concept environment. It reminds me of a Star Wars setting.
Check it out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Free Concept Art Tutorials by Carlos Cabrera

Check out Carlos Cabrera's web page and
download 3 full concept art tutorials by him.
What you can download:
A Complete Alien Face
Vampire Experience
Metal Painting

Character Design-Coloring by ArtbyCarlos & German Nobile

This is an awesome video on how to color your character concept design. This was an collaboration between ArtbyCarlos & German Nobile. Check out the tutorial.

Concept Aircraft & Environment by Sketchbook

This guy will show you his way of creating concept environment as well as how to draw fighter jet. He gives out the reasons why he starts with background first and then moves to the main subject of his art. Nice concept art-environment, check it out.  Privateers tutorial.

Environment Tutorial by Mavor

Here is a picture only tutorial. Mavor will show you the way he creates his concept environments.
Environment Tutorial

Industrial Design Speed Painting by David Holland

Another great speed painting tutorial by David Holland. This time David will show you how to create industrial design concept environment using photoshop. Audio commentary included this time.
Hope you like this one as much as I do.

Untitled from David Holland on Vimeo.

Speed painting video tutorial by David Holland

This is a nice speed painting video tutorial done by David Holland. Even though there aren't any commentaries  this concept art-speed painting tutorial is not spead up so you'll be able to see the workflow. Check out the the entire Jungle waterfall speed painting video tutorial.

Jungle waterfall from David Holland on Vimeo.

p.s. sorry I can't find his portfolio/web page.

Modeling Hands by Steven Stahlberg

Many start up artists as well as advanced have problems drawing hands. This short modeling hands tutorial by Steven Stahlber will help you to imrove your hand drawing ability.

"To improve modeling you need to look at the real thing, I've found the best references here.

Some quick notes that might be helpful for beginners modeling hands..."
To read the full tutorial click here.

Skin Shading by Steven Stahlberg

This tutorial is nuts! Steven Stahlberg teaches you step by step how to color your line art using Photoshop. Colors, reflective light of the skin are just beautiful. Check out this process to learn how make your figures look realistic.

"Roughly sketched on small notebook paper without erasing. No references at this stage, except for the curtain. I was happy with the first version, so I scanned it into Photoshop, cleaned it up, enlarged it. If you can, use a Wacom, I think you really need one for things like this..."
Continuge here! 

Painting Clouds by Steven Stahlberg

This tutorial is simply awesome. Steven Stahlberg will show you how to use Photoshop to pain realistic clouds.

"(Left, cropped from a larger image.) I start with a ramp like the one on the right; be careful not to use full saturation here. Up to your preference, if you want to make the background a little more purple..."

Read more:

Steven's official web site:

Make Realistic Stars by Greg Martin

Once again, tutorial by Greg Martin. This time he will teach you how to use Photoshop to create
realistic star field.

"Welcome to the "Make a Realistic Star Field" tutorial. This tutorial will help you get started down the road to creating realistic and awe-inspiring star fields. As an added bonus, you also get a sneak peek at a portion of my upcoming article, "Capturing Heaven" (although that name may or may not change). I encourage you to read the text below in its entirety, as it explains where I'm coming from in regards to star field creation, and should help you get into the right frame of mind to successfully create your own deep-space masterpieces."

Scroll down for tutorial:

Please visit Greg Martin's gallery:

How draw planets by Greg Martin

Ever wanted to learn how to digitally paint planets, space? Greg Martin is an expert in planet making using photoshop. I've used this tutorial before and it does wonders.

"This tutorial should step you through making a simple, yet realistic-looking planet using Adobe Photoshop 7, and ONLY Adobe Photoshop 7. We're working small here, so keep in mind that the larger you work, the harder the planet will be to create (just a bit more work as size increases)...

To view more work by Greg Martin, please visit:

Human Skin tone coloring tutorial in Pinter by Even Michelsen

Coloring human skin traditionally or digitally can be a hastle. Lot of upcoming artists create nice pieces of art but lack understanding of which colors to choose and how to impliment them successfully in their portraits, character designs and so on. Hopefully this tutorial will help many of us that share the same problem.

Skin Tone coloring by Even Michelsen

Comic Book art Coloring by Eddie Loven

This is a good tutorial to learn how to color your comic book. It starts with scanning your image in photoshop and then coloring it comic book style.
Comic book coloring tutorial by Eddie Loven

Ron Lemen: Constructing the Human Head

Great tutorial on drawing human head. A lot of in depth explanations how to and where to position facial features when you are constructing human head. This tutorial will help you improve your head anatomy drawing skills.
Tutorial by Ron Lemen.
"Step 1. This is the biggy.  This step dictates the entire head drawing, and or pose for that matter if you are attaching an entire body to this.  Start with a sphere, freehand will do, so long as it reads as a ball.  You are going to divide the sphere into halves, then fourths.  There will be 8 sections total..." 
To read more:

Learn to draw Concept Cars using Photoshop-by Miles Waterhouse

This tutorial is borrowed from external link, all rights reserved by their rightful owner.

This is my way of rendering a sketch with a minimum of fuss, if you need to churn out a few ideas. It is a fairly traditional method of working up a concept sketch from a line drawing, with a few exceptions. I think that with the use of 2D cad software such as Photoshop, Painter etc. it is more efficient to design the details of the car during the rendering rather than in the line drawing. However it's still a good idea to work out the basic design in a quick line drawing that looks correct in terms of perpective and proportion. This tutorial shows the progression from a sketch that worked better as a line drawing than a rendered sketch and which had to be changed part way through in order to work as a design. I hope this shows, in some way, how important it is not to take your initial sketches too seriously when working on computer. I also hope it shows how an ability to render them up quickly and efficiently starts to improve the design very early on. If your sketches are messier or more detailed than this - no problem, mine often are as well; just be ready to deviate from your original intention if you think it could be improved. In this example if I had spent time sketching in more detail on the grille and headlamps, it would have been time wasted because there was a more basic problem with this area that was shown up during rendering, as you will see. To see full tutorial, please follow the link.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to draw Human Head-Basics

A lot of people search and are trying to figure out how to draw human head.
I don't blame you, I wasn't able to figure out the right facial proportions myself
when  I was younger. Here is a simple step by step process on drawing male
head correctly. You will learn to correctly position all the facial features,
this will automatically improve your head drawing skills and you'll be able
to focus on creating wonderful characters. Remember this is only a front view,
I will be posting different vies shortly.

Step 1:
Draw oval shape something like an egg with a more narrow side facing downward.

Step 2:
Divide the head equally by drawing horizontal and vertical lines.

Step 3:
Chose either left upper side or right upper side to draw an eye. If you don't
know how to draw human eye yet, tutorial will be posted on this topic.

Step 4:
Once you have the eye drawn, there is exactly one eye distance in between two human eyes.
Above I've copied the eye, pasted it and showed you how to measure the distance. (you can use
this method to measure the proportions of the entire face.) Find an image of human head, copy
the eye and keep on pasting to measure the length of an nose, mouth, etc.

Step 5:
Draw the second eye.

Step 6:
Time to measure the correct placement for the nose and lips. Look at the horizontal line,  find the middle between horizontal line and the chin. Mark with the pen or pencil. This is where the nose will end. Next,
find the middle between the nose and the chin and mark that place. Here you will draw the lips.

Step 7:
Determine the with of the nose to draw. The width of the nose will be drawn in between the two eyes.
Draw two lines going down from the inside of the eyes (tear glands) all the way down. Now you know
exact area where to put the nose. To find the with of the mouth, do the following: draw lips no longer
then where the iris of an eye starts from the inside.

Step 8:
Draw the ears. To correctly determine the length of ears, do this: Ears should be drawn in the area in
between top of the eyes and bottom of the nose. The length depends on the age, gender, and what type
of a character you want to portray.

Hopefully these steps were clear enough to understand. These steps are very simple yet very powerful when it
comes to correct placement of head features when drawing human head. Feel free to send in any questions and or progress of your work.

Tutorial by Damjan Visnjic

Sketching and Inking by Chelsea Brown

step 1:

"The firs thing you'll need is a sketch. Make sure you do it in pencil. It doesn't matter how neat it is since you're going to ink over it and erase it later. Just make it as neat as you need it to be to know what lines you'll be inking over. Make sure you sketch light enough that you'll be able to completely erase the lines once you're 
finished inking."

Step 2:
Now it's time to ink! Select your favorite inking pens and carefully go over the lines you wish to keep. Inking left to right if you're right-handed, or right to left if you're left-handed might be a good idea to avoid smearing your lines. If you make a mistake, don't worry! You'll be able to fix it once we've scanned the drawing into Photoshop.

Step 3: 
"Once your inking is completely dry, you can erase your sketch. You may find there are small areas where you made mistakes. Again, don't worry, you'll fix this in a moment."

Tutorial by Chelsea Brown

Welcome to Concept Art Masters Blog

Welcome to Concept Art Masters.
This blog has been created to help out anyone looking for killer concept art tutorials. This place is a collection of over 100 free tutorials designed by professionals who know their stuff. What this means to you? It means that you will be able to maximize your skill level in a shorter period of time without worrying if these concept art tutorials are of any quality. Why pay so much for expensive art schools when you can get almost the same results for free.