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Create a Bug like NPC – non playable character

Today we are going to design a character maybe for a video game.
I will use my Wacom tablet to do this one; and maybe some PS effects and styles; will see.
The idea is to create a Bug like NPC (non playable character) enemy character.

So let’s begin.

Create a new document 1024×768 and a new layer.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Use some gradients on it to create our background.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Here is the result:

NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Pick this brush with these settings and begin to paint.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Well, we get something like this.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

No custom colors, just the colors from the original gradient image.

Create another layer ? character layer.

Then we need the base concept of the character: forms and basic shapes.
Use basic brush for this.

Use basic hard edged brush.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Well that is it about the design.
Now add color to the character.

For this I’m going to use this kind of brush and brush settings.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character 

Ad more and more detail, refine the edges of the character, it is very important.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Face details.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character

I’ve changed a little bit of the design. Add more and more details to the body.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character

Add simple light source to the back of the image and add atmosphere.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character



NPC - non playable character - enemy character 

And we are done here.

NPC - non playable character - enemy character 


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Enjoy and Share it with your friends!

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