The Painting Armour eBook is a 39-page guide covering the subject of painting convincing armor, specifically Medieval, Roman and Samurai. We asked industry professional Mike Lim (aka Daarken) to create easy-to-follow guides on how to paint these types of armor, and as well giving expert tuition, Mike Lim has also supplied the brushes that he used, which can be downloaded at the beginning and end of the tutorials. This tutorial eBook is aimed at intermediate to advanced level of artists.
Product details Author
: 3DTotal.com Ltd
: Photoshop CS2 and Painter IX
: DOWNLOAD ONLY PDF
: 21.4 MB
Chapter 1 - European Knight - Medieval Armor
In the first chapter, Mike Lim takes us through the general blocking out of the figure, gradually building up the armor. He starts off with the pauldrons, progressing onto painting the chest and arm plates, and through to painting effective looking chain mail - while also showing us how to add texture to our paintings.
Chapter 2 - Greek - Roman Ancient World Armor, Spartans, Trojans
In the second chapter, Mike starts off with blocking in the main silhouette, and then filling out the face and the general shape of the armor. With all the basic shapes and colors down, he then goes into adding the final detail, such as the different armor plates, rivets, rings and so on.
Chapter 3 - Oriental Japanese/Samurai
In the final chapter, Mike Lim shows us how to build up the general figure using the same techniques that were used in the previous two chapters. Starting off by painting the helmet, he works his way down the figure this time.
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Customer Reviews (7)
In-depth enough, sticking to basics, highly inspirational
This ebook showed three slightly different techniques on approaching painting armor. I thought the tutorial had enough depth while sticking to basics. I loved how Daarken shows and corrects some errors he makes himself. Very easy to follow along, and VERY inspirational. Some of the tips I always take for granted but actually forget to put in good use! This is a nice tutorial to have open when painting that metal-clad warrior.Review by Niko Partanen(Posted on 26/03/2017)
Simple and Focus
The methods and techniques involved are easily understand, plus it focused on one of my favorite subject. Review by Iqbal(Posted on 06/04/2016)
Verry good quality
The best and the most exelent book ever! Review by Irvin(Posted on 04/08/2015)
Well made resource
A quality, self contained set of tutorials. Limited in scope, but what it does, it teaches well. Review by Alek(Posted on 02/12/2014)
A Very Worthy Purchase!
An absolute must-have set of three tutorials aimed towards those wishing to learn or elaborate on techniques used to digitally paint a variety of armour sets.
It's definetely worth having this tutorial in your collection!Review by Matt Bain(Posted on 14/01/2014)
Excellent product. I was able to contact the artist directly for the brushes he used and create some fantastic armor with them. Very helpful! Review by Gary Laib(Posted on 16/08/2010)
heavy explanations ideal for showing the processes clearly
What I thought of the product: As an amateur artist I have had no formal training so found digital painting frustratingly hard. When I found this tutorial it looked to be just what I needed to help me get started. As I read through the tutorial and put what I had learned into practice I found it's picture heavy explanations ideal for showing the processes clearly in a way I could understand. Although these were very helpful I felt that a little bit more explanation of some of the techniques near the start of each section would be beneficial for starters like myself, although it probably wouldn't prove a problem for more experienced artists. Having said that, this didn't significantly impact on the usefulness of the tutorial. The range of different armours covered is also beneficial as this increases it usefulness and applicability to other different situations. Overall an extremely well put together tutorial which is clear and readily accessible. Review by William Seddon(Posted on 16/08/2010)