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Speedpaint Tutorial - scenery by SkarValidus Speedpaint Tutorial - scenery by SkarValidus
New profile: ~Elucidator

Here/s the finished thing: [link]
I can't believe I just did that so quickly. I was asked to do a walkthrough, so here it is. I borrowed some ideas from other artists all over the place, and some of them are my own observations. I should have done this as a video!

This was painted in Photoshop CS4, with a Wacom tablet. I highly recommend a graphics tablet if you're interested in digital art.

Anyway, if you enjoyed it, faving and such is always fun, but I would be ecstatic if you just linked me to your work that I've inspired or helped. I may even be able to offer some pointers! But maybe not, I'm not very pro :lol:.

to me. If you redistribute this, please leave the copyrights and whatnot intact, so people can find their way back to me. Thanks.

PS: If you find the spelling errors, you get a cookie. I may fix them later if I really feel the motivation.
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SinnerDom Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That was great!
Very practical and straightforward.
Just the thing I needed to get me practicing on my backgrounds.
Thank you!.
SkarValidus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very, very welcome. By the way, I moved to a new account several months ago, and I've since done a longer video tutorial. This one has treehouses and golden light too (weird, right?). Anyway, you can see the image here: [link] and the video link is in the description. I've become a much better artist since I made this :P
If you end up finding my stuff useful, and you start doing your own environment stuff, shoot me a note or a comment on my new profile so I can check it out!
SinnerDom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks a lot.
The one I've been working on has the treehouse and golden light and it was enough of a challenge
for my limited photoshop skills.
I think my gpu, core and ram are limited too since everything is so slooooooow when I try and do large backgrounds at a decent dpi.
I've still learned a lot.
I will start working on the longer video tutorial now. Thanks - if I ever have anything worth showing (highly doubtful since even though I've owned an intuos 4 for four years I still can't get the hang of painting with it. I still go back to doing things in hardcopy and scanning them it when I really want something done) I will let you know and comment on your new profile.
Thanks again!.
SkarValidus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds great, I wish you all the luck in the world!
And with the tablet, probably others have said this before, but just go for it. You can totally get the hand of it in a month. Just watch some painting videos so you get how the general flow works and then get practicing! Like I said, good luck.
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Digital Artist
could you follow this same basic process with a speedpaint of a person?
SkarValidus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's much easier to use the "chaos to concept" process on more loose subjects like landscapes. You'd need a pretty good understanding of human anatomy and posing to be able to speedpaint people into a scene this way. As far as portraits go, I would recommend doing them entirely in colour, from start to finish. Skin colours are too complex to paint in greyscale and then convert. Does that help?
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Digital Artist
yes, thank you ^^.

now i just really need to work on BGs lol
SkarValidus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Practise, practise, practise! Haha. I'll probably be posting a few more walkthroughs and tutorials on my new account in the near future...
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Digital Artist
your new account? does that mean you'll be making a new account in the future, or that you already have one?
SkarValidus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I get the feeling you found it already ;P
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