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Serpent king in the jungle digital painting tutorial - paint over session
August 2016 paint over session for my patrons

Support me on Patreon:patreon.com/xiataptara
My Gumroad page: gumroad.com/xiataptara 
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Since I reached my first goal! Thank you!
This is once a month 30 minutes video feedback for my patrons.
I will pick a couple artworks posted by you guys in my activity feed (Patron posts) and make a 30 minutes video paint over them to give some of my feedback. 

Help me spread the words so we can do two pieces a month when I reached my second goal. All my patrons will get
-MP4 video with comment
-PSD file

Thank you so much guys,
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Xia Taptara
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, USA
Favourite style of art: Speedie, lazy, and loose.
Operating System: Window 7 & Mac mini
MP3 player of choice: Android.
Favourite cartoon character: Macross, Crobra-Space Pirate, Blade of Immortal

Xia Taptara: A freelance concept artist and illustrator. I previously worked for ArenaNet/NcSoft
(GuildWars & GuildWars 2) as a character artist, both concept and 3D, for eight years. I also did various of illustrations and concepts for Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Game of Thrones, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients.
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Peter the ruthless sea bunny

Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Peter the ruthless sea bunny.  Though he is not a shark, people fear him more than any shark.  Just like they fear "Frank the shark" himself.

Peter was not born with physical prowess nor special ability.  He was tiny and vulnerable just like any ordinary sea bunny.   

As a kid, Peter was bullied by shrimps, crabs, little crown fishes and almost all creatures under the sea.  But no matter how many times he got beat down, he always gets back up.  Without size, strength, or special power, Peter has one thing going for him.  He has strong will and determination.  He seeks the strongest master in the seven kingdoms of the sea to teach him how to be a warrior.  And he found Frank the shark.

Frank took Peter under his fins.  He believes a shark is an idea, you do not have to be born a shark to be a TRUE shark.   Peter has gone through gruesome and tough training under Frank for decades.   To make up in size, Peter made his fantastic mech sawshark armor and use it to conquer the seven kingdoms of the sea alongside Frank.  His name becomes a legend among sharks and all sea creature.  His story inspires all the young sea bunnies and little sea creatures alike.  

"If you make yourself more than just a sea bunny, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you can become something else entirely.  A SHARK, Peter.  A TRUE SHARK."

Drawing Video for the mech sawshark Ancient civilization by xia taptara  Don't forget to click "LIKE" on the top, just under my silly photo. 

See the whole progression here.  Don't forget to click "LIKE" on the top, just under my silly photo. Ancient civilization by xia taptara 
Well, only if you like my artwork and silly story.  :-)

Single Video tutorial with commentary available on Gumroad gumroad.com/xiataptara

Electric ray lady by XiaTaptara  Chun Li Mech by XiaTaptara  DarkStalkers Morrigan by XiaTaptara  Fugu witch by XiaTaptara  Poison Ivy by XiaTaptara 

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Shark gang members
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Dean and Sammy love rolling with Frank the invincible shark.  See my previous post for   Frank's photo.  Bruce the shark concept art by XiaTaptara


This is concept piece in progress that I am working on for a contest at ArtStation.  
See the whole progression here.  Don't forget to click "LIKE" on the top, just under my silly photo. Ancient civilization by xia taptara 
Well, only if you like my artwork and silly story.  :-)

Single Video tutorial with commentary available on Gumroad gumroad.com/xiataptara

DarkStalkers Morrigan by XiaTaptara  D.va Rooster skin by XiaTaptara  Poison Ivy by XiaTaptara  Santa Reinhardt Overwatch by XiaTaptara  Pokemon Cynthia and Garchomp by XiaTaptara 
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Bruce the shark concept art
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Frank the invincible shark concept art
A concept piece in progress I am working on for a contest at ArtStation.  
See the whole progression here.  Don't forget to click "LIKE" on top, just under my silly photo. Ancient civilization by xia taptara

My grandma told me that long long time ago before men/women can walk upright.  There was a sharktopus name Bruce.  One of the most handsome sharks in the seven seas.  But don't be deceive by his good looks.  He is actually a mean, nasty and cold cold cold hearted sharktopus.  He is powerful, eccentric and wants to conquer all the seven seas.
It took him twenty years but he conquered almost all the seven kingdoms of the sea.  The last kingdom remains in the eastern sea because he felt in love with a mermaid princess.  He sends a marriage proposal but she refuses.  So Bruce exterminated them all.  Until no more mermaid left in our world, but sharks of all kinds.  True story.  

The moral of the story is...  DO NOT say no to a handsome young shark, like ever!  If only the spoiled and selfish little mermaid princess said "YES".  Most of the mermaids would have been around.  Silly mermaids.  :-)


You can also enter the challenge here Ancient civilization character design contest

I will put the whole video tutorial and process after I am done on my Patreon term 14 Patreon/xiataptara
term 14 sign up time is from Feb 15th to March 15th, 2017)

My patrons level 5 will get 
♥ PSD files 
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over 
♥ Voice channel chat access via Discord whenever I am doing LIVE stream on Youtube youtube.com/XiaTaptara/live


♥♥♥Thank you so very much for your continuous support♥♥♥. It helps me make meaner, longer, and all around better tutorials. I really appreciate all your help.

Single Video tutorial with commentary available on Gumroad gumroad.com/xiataptara

Chun Li Mech by XiaTaptara  DarkStalkers Morrigan by XiaTaptara  Fugu witch by XiaTaptara  Poison Ivy by XiaTaptara  The Old West by XiaTaptara 

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Electric ray lady
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Electric ray lady is a work in progress, not done yet.  She is a shark gang member.
A concept piece in progress I am working on for a contest at ArtStation.  

See the whole progression here Ancient civilization by xia taptara

You can also enter the challenge here Ancient civilization character design contest

I recorded whole process and will live stream on Monday-Friday on Youtube.
I will put the whole video tutorial and process after I am done on my Patreon term 14 Patreon/xiataptara
term 14 sign up time is from Feb 15th to March 15th, 2017)

My patrons level 5 will get 
♥ PSD files 
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over 
♥ Voice channel chat access via Discord whenever I am doing LIVE stream on Youtube youtube.com/XiaTaptara/live


♥♥♥Thank you so very much for your continuous support♥♥♥. It helps me make meaner, longer, and all around better tutorials. I really appreciate all your help.

Single Video tutorial with commentary available on Gumroad gumroad.com/xiataptara

Poison Ivy by XiaTaptara  D.va Rooster skin by XiaTaptara  The Guardian by XiaTaptara  Pokemon Cynthia and Garchomp by XiaTaptara  Centaur Scout character design by XiaTaptara 

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Mermaid and Sea lion
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

This one is a work in progress, not done yet.
A concept piece in progress I am working on for a contest at ArtStation.  

See the whole progression here Ancient civilization by xia taptara

You can also enter the challenge here Ancient civilization character design contest

I recorded whole process and will live stream on Monday.
I will put the whole video tutorial and process after I am done on my Patreon term 14 Patreon/xiataptara
term 14 sign up time is from Feb 15th to March 15th, 2017)

My patrons level 5 will get 
♥ PSD files 
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over 
♥ Voice channel chat access via Discord whenever I am doing LIVE stream on Youtube youtube.com/XiaTaptara/live


♥♥♥Thank you so very much for your continuous support♥♥♥. It helps me make meaner, longer, and all around better tutorials. I really appreciate all your help.

Single Video tutorial with commentary available on Gumroad gumroad.com/xiataptara

D.va Rooster skin by XiaTaptara  Poison Ivy by XiaTaptara  Santa Reinhardt Overwatch by XiaTaptara  Pokemon Cynthia and Garchomp by XiaTaptara  Ronin Catwoman by XiaTaptara 

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DrawingboiYoutube Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So happy I found your gallery here :D
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DrawingboiYoutube Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought your style looked familiar! Love your YouTube man, it has helped me like crazy.
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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, yep.  Thanks :-)
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umbatman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
i finally found your gallery man, ou youtube videos have helped me so much man.
after all these years.
i used to see all your i draw girls tutorials and when you used to do those pencil tutorials as well man
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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, thanks buddy.
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K31TH-F Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   General Artist
Well this was a pleasant find! I used to watch you religiously on Youtube back in college. Clicked a recent piece of yours just now and your name jumped out at me (though you could argue the art did first). I owe you a lot of credit for many of the fundamental digital painting techniques I still use, and if I ever falter through a piece, it's because I've gone too long without watching you paint! This bit might sound weird, but you also have a very soothing voice to listen to. :D (Big Grin)  Your videos were calming and enlightening.
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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yo very much.  :-)
Glad you found this page.  I haven't post any images in a long time.  Just start posting again.  :-)
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GeekyLady Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
You have such raw talent :heart: Keep up the amazing work. I would go to an art gallery to look at your work
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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.  There is no such things as talent... I have been painting for years and still learning.  Nobody was born able to.  It is all thru learning and dedication.  Everyone can do what I do if they practice.  :-)
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
awesome artworks
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