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My article will provide you with a walkthrough of my experiences during the creation of this Amazing Mohican Warrior portrait work.. This tutorial is a general brief of my work “Making of Mohican Warrior”. I’ve told you the most important skills I’ve applied. Any discussion and comment are welcome. I do hope this tutorial is worthy and you will like it.
• Adobe Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Intuos2 6×8 Graphics Tablet
Note: I’m using Adobe Photoshop, if you wish… you can use any other Digital Art Software, like Corel Painter or similar. You can create a the same painting using digital art software, like Corel Painter or similar.
Preview of Final Results
This image is the portrait of a Mohican Warrior character; The Last Of The Mohicans Film.The concept of this Mohican man is a Worrior prepared for peace of war with white man. I wanted this portrait to have the spirit of a painting made on canvas, and I wanted to give it a little solemnity and represent a fantastic world which this character belongs to. This sort of world of warriors used to be represented in ancient times.
Step 1: Using some screenshots from The Last Of The Mohicans Film included in the brief as his clothing reference, I began my drawing. in this film there is another character which I want to paint a portrait of him. His name is Magua and he looks like a real Mohican worrior. I do think, he is the best reference for my other character painting. He is a real character. I always think The Last of the Mohicans is very sucesful film becuse of West Studi’ performance on this film.
Step2: I have narrowed down my creative journey into 12 stages. I hope that you pick up some useful tips and find it entertaining and informative. The inspiration of Warrior character, came from The Last Of The Mohicans Film and my other early character portrait paintings. I do think outstanding portrait illustrations are filled with creativity, plan well before you start on your draft. I know what I want to convey to my audience through this picture, my ideas, concept, color, worldview.
Step 3: Firstly, I open a new .psd file in Photoshop. It will be vertical, and the resolution will be 150-300 ppi. I generally start with a lower resolution and ramp it up later when I’m detailing the illustration, enabling me to work faster and smoother. I don’t need to put a lot of detail into this stage, just define the general silhouette of the amazing Mohican worrior. Here, I started to drop rough shapes, and the basic palette of colours, onto the canvas. I wanted him to wear a very old and a brightly coloured mystical warrior trappings with a simple, brown and some blue colors. A third layer was then created and placed between the background and line layers. This was where I began blocking in his clothing colour.
Step 4: As you see, I always start with the face since I find that the most interesting and I always think the eyes are very important for a character portrait painting J I would normally work up a series of sketches first; however, now, I knew exactly what I wanted, so it wasn’t necessary in this case. After I got the general likeness in his face, I moved onto painting the rest of his body.
Step 5: I don’t have a base sketchwork, If I don’t have a very clear idea of a character’s look, I just paint, and whilst I’m creating shapes I discover some guidelines that can suggest to me something which can move the design forwards. For this artwork I didn’t start with a sketch, but started painting a warrior man’s face.
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