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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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NEW DEMO

Designing Alien Creatures

Beast Walker

Sometimes the best paintings begin without an idea. That’s the case with this demo. I just started painting, and the beast walker grew out of the process. This is the digital equivalent of a napkin doodle, and it’s very fun to do.

Tools

Computer with Adobe Photoshop

STEP 1: Sketching and Designing

Begin by painting with two layers, one for the background and another for the foreground. I blocked in the background by using the Soft Edge Round brush and quickly covered the canvas with color.

Switching to the Hard Edge Round brush, I began painting on the foreground layer and blocked in shapes using ...

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