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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 
Follow me on instagram: Instagram

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,
XT

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Xia Taptara
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, USA
Favourite style of art: 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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Space Pirate by XiaTaptara
Space Pirate
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Like I mentioned that I will lean toward more mech and sci-fi theme this month on character and environment.  
 
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Thank you for all your support♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
I cannot stretch it enough that you guys are awesome. This crowd funding project allows me to dedicate more time to make better products for us all. And I try to pack in as much as I can.
You guys are the awesomest!!!

This is part of level 5 September Patreon's rewards. More rewards are coming.

Level 5 
♥ PSD
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over

►Coming in Sept 2016
More to come, stay tune.

XT

Video tutorial with commentary available on Patreon Patreon/xiataptara
Snow world by XiaTaptara Reinhardt inspired character sketch by XiaTaptara Scarlet the red hood by XiaTaptara Drawing action poses by XiaTaptara Red hood and cub by XiaTaptara 
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Snow world by XiaTaptara
Snow world
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

Like I mentioned that I will lean toward more mech and sci-fi theme this month on character and environment.  And yes, I will show you how to make animated gif like in the image.  
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Thank you for all your support♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
I cannot stretch it enough that you guys are awesome. This crowd funding project allows me to dedicate more time to make better products for us all. And I try to pack in as much as I can.
You guys are the awesomest!!!

This is part of level 5 September Patreon's rewards. More rewards are coming.

Level 5
♥ PSD
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over

►Coming in Sept 2016
More to come, stay tune.

XT

Video tutorial with commentary available on Patreon Patreon/xiataptara
Reinhardt inspired character sketch by XiaTaptara Scarlet the red hood by XiaTaptara Red hood and cub by XiaTaptara Painting male torso by XiaTaptara Aegon the Conquerer by XiaTaptara 
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Reinhardt inspired character sketch by XiaTaptara
Reinhardt inspired character sketch
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorials

Here is part of video tutorial for Sept.  It took me a bit over an hour.  I was trying to do Reinhardt from Overwatch game but then I forgot what he really looks like half way into the painting.  So I make a different version of him.  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Thank you for all your support♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

I cannot stretch it enough that you guys are awesome.


This is part of September Patreon's rewards. More rewards are coming.

Level 4
♥ PSD
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over

►Coming in Sept 2016
More to come, stay tune.
XT


Video tutorial with commentary available on Patreon Patreon/xiataptara
Scarlet the red hood by XiaTaptara Red hood and cub by XiaTaptara Painting male torso by XiaTaptara D.Va by XiaTaptara Jade Warrior by XiaTaptara 

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Lion warrior character concept CU by XiaTaptara
Lion warrior character concept CU
Download my video tutorials on Patreon/xiataptara /  Video tutorials collection / Gumroad tutorial

This one I spend a few hours after one of my previous character speedpaint/character sketch (crouching).  I might add a bit more design before I finalize and release at the end of the month.
I am still busy cooking up some more juicy rewards for all levels.  You will get longer and more refine video.  I was able to spend more time to make longer and better art video tutorials because of all your Patreon support.  Thank you so much.  I really appreciate from the bottom of my heart. 

More and better ones to come as I go on with you guys backing me up.  :-)

For  level 4 and up

♥ PSD
♥ HD Video tutorial with voice over
♥ Runtime: Approx +3 hours

►Coming in August 2016

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Thank you for all your support♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Best wishes,
XT

Video tutorial with commentary available on Patreon Patreon/xiataptara

Scarlet the red hood by XiaTaptara Red hood and cub by XiaTaptara Jade Warrior by XiaTaptara Drawing action poses by XiaTaptara Crouching Lioness by XiaTaptara 
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:iconumbatman:
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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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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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks buddy
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BerryNiceCherry Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man!You appear me in random deviant and I just need to say!
LOVE YOUR ARTWORK
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XiaTaptara Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :-)
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BerryNiceCherry Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's only really cool
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