How to Paint a Fictional Robot in Adobe Photoshop
(The robot who changes the mask!)
In this simple tutorial, I’ll explain you the drawing and painting of a fictional robotic character in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Beginners and also Advanced Artists can study this tutorial…I’ll be showing you some great techniques..You may also use them in your other projects too. For my other works please visit my website http://www.3d2dizayn.com/ Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Graphire 3 USB (Blue)
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Note: I’m using Adobe Photoshop. But if you wish…you can use the other tools like..Corel Draw etc.
Preview of Final Results
Okay people… here we go. The very first step of this tutorial is to draw the base sketches for the main idea about a fictional robotic character. I want you to know something about the beginning of this tutorial..A few days ago my sister had asked me if I can color one of her hand drawings..I said ..Let me see them first’….and I looked at her drawings carefully..sketches were looking great! So I accepted to color one of them or draw a robot like her sketches… and said her that I’m going to use it for one of my tutorials.. So, we did come to an agreement! Here, these are my sister’s sketches. The story does belong to my little brother also…As you can see in the pictures, my sister starts with some quick sketches.. And I bet the one who knows not much about drawing (like anatomy, perspective etc.) can manage drawing some quick sketches like these.
Story: (The robot who changes the mask!) written by my younger brother I send him my thanks.
This will be the story of our robots. In the future….in the World of the Robots, where the two kind of robots exist….Leomaros and Birmaros…(The Leo Masked ones and the Bird Masked ones)…In those days both kind were living together..how a greats harmony it was! They were managed by a Great Kingro…Kingro had brang peace in their world.. But the evil was still existing in someones hearts! One Day some Leo’s provoked their kinds…And their acts led to a great chaos! A big war happened..In that war the Great Kingro was dead..And The World halved, the Land of Birmaros…And the Land of Leomaros..both had their own civilizations! But Leomaro’s wanted more land..and more land! And wanted to start a new fight again…But there was a Leomaro who wanted to fight not…And it was this robot! The robot who changes the mask!
A quick and important reminding: Before drawing the sketches..figure out the story, this is very important..You bet, it will let you to obtain more time! After figuring out what the story is..and knowing about colors…we can start the main coloring and paint process..And however, my tutorial won’t show you how to draw the sketch..but will teach you how to paint the SKETCH OF A COOL ROBOT!
Now below paintings are totally based sketches and they looks nice….the sketches…….hmmm I just trying to see what will come out from sketches…. I often draw or paint a lot of sketches to represent a concept but then I realized that I was just using one sketch (Anyway you always have to draw a few sketches to decide which one is the best)
Step 1: First of all, Let us open a new document (800 width and 1350 height or there about… and 72 dpi) Now draw a preliminary sketch. (Ctrl+N or File > New). For now… it is 72 dpi, but after changing the resolution to 300 dpi (without re-sampling image) you will be able to print it on an A3 format with a pretty good quality. I decided to draw a different character for my tutorial . Here is my sketch…it looks different. Also, I am looking my sister‘s sketches also. Those sketches are the main idea but we are not using those ones for this 2d painting tutorial.
Step2: Now you may draw your sketch. It does have not to be perfect, you will go over it later. Choose the brush tool… At a low size…around medium opacity…Begin with sketching the outline. No need to make it look so detailed. Just draw enough to create the general shape. Then click on the Brush Tool (B) and choose a very thin but hard brush. As you know, soft brushes are the very blurry ones and hard brushes look more solid. Note that; you can choose any color for your brush… because we’ll also go over it with an other layer…shortly.