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K04sk Environment Tutorial by k04sk K04sk Environment Tutorial by k04sk
So lots a couple of people were asking me to do a tutorial. I didn't know they are so hard because I find them kind of a pain in the ass to do , probably because I have never done one.

sorry for the big file size , but I will upload the actual painting by itself probably tomorrow , still some minor touch ups I forgot to handle

Any ways this is a basic approach of to how I would approach a landscape environment either at work or something personal at home

you can view a bigger version of the actual painting here

please don't think this is the only to do it for there are many , i am by no means an expert on the matter so whatever I say is not fact , its just my opinions and approaches to how i do it

lasso tool and gradient tool can be your friend if used correctly. I feel its important to not zoom into the details to early on and not rely on custom brushes. They are all just tools at the end of the day. So learning to paint things from scratch is always makes for a better artist in my opinion, and if you want to paint things from scratch you need reference.

if you want the full size just download it

thanx for looking
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Idaisan Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot. this helps a lot to starting artists like me who simply dont know where to start xd THANKS! i learned a lot!!!
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing :iconflowerthnxplz:
MarilouL Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is by far the best tutorial I have read about environments, thank you so much
SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :) I want to thank you [again :)!] very much for this tutorial! I followed it and learned a lot of new and useful things!
Recently i remind to post my work and it can be found here:… , mine it's more like a color sketch, but at that time I felt like I finished it :D Now, looking back at it, I would add more details and erase other things :)
Jemura42 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
very helpfull thanks ;)
krios82 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Thank you for sharing =)
JoshRosa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey i can't seem to download any of your tutorials 
higgypoo328 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is great. Thank you for taking the time to make this. I've got a question..I'm going to be trying to break into the concept art industry soon and I'm curious what quality of work and how fast you need to be able to produce stuff?  Like how many pieces a week do you produce and how fast for each of those pieces? It's one thing i've been a little worried about.
k04sk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wouldnt necesarily worry about how long it takes you , just keep making stuff , eventually you will become faster and more efficient . so the more you paint and the more you try to paint something better and better each time , the faster you will get

higgypoo328 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I totally understand that. Is this like a closely guarded secret of the pros? I am currently producing what I would consider good quality paintings in about 6-8 hours if I spend a lot of time polishing them and making a good structural start. If I try to see what I can produce on a whim (like I would in an office) I usually can get it down to around 1-3 hours. I'm just wondering if that's normal, slow, or fast? When i'm practicing art, I don't worry about the time, but if i'm going to get into the industry, i'd like to know if i'd just embarrass myself haha.  Thanks so much for responding, I know you're super busy. (ps, the work that is on my DA page, is not my current' work quality) I've been painting for a couple years now, but haven't gotten around to posting it since I changed from comic art to painting (which i'm much better at luckily haha).
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