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Creating an Armored Knight Concept in Photoshop
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Released Nov 11, 2013
Jonas  De Ro

Guest Tutor

Jonas De Ro
In this series of Photoshop tutorials we will go over the process of how to draw a medieval knight using various painting and photo texturing techniques.

We will cover the entire process of creating a polished illustration of a medieval fantasy knight. We'll start with a 3D base, which we will use to as a starting reference for anatomy and pose. Using simple line drawing, we will then layout the basic bits and pieces of our armor. The next step is to photo texture the armor using reference images from real armors. To finish everything up we will have a look at different blending and lighting techniques that will help you polish and finalize any digital illustration.

After viewing this training you should have a solid grasp on using photo textures, painting different types of lighting and reflection and finishing a drawing that looks clean, crisp and ready for your portfolio.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:53
Getting started
2

Getting started

 
10:02
Drawing the armor outline
3

Drawing the armor outline

 
09:23
Refining the armor outline
4

Refining the armor outline

 
09:23
Basic material painting
5

Basic material painting

 
11:46
Photo texturing breast plate and shoulders
6

Photo texturing breast plate and shoulders

 
12:15
Photo texturing abdomen and neck
7

Photo texturing abdomen and neck

 
15:42
Photo texturing forearms and legs
8

Photo texturing forearms and legs

 
11:27
Photo texturing helmet and back wall
9

Photo texturing helmet and back wall

 
08:10
Detailing and blending
10

Detailing and blending

 
07:59
Detailing the cloth and belt
11

Detailing the cloth and belt

 
10:11
Lighting and atmosphere
12

Lighting and atmosphere

 
10:36
Finalizing the image
13

Finalizing the image

 
09:29