Struggle with creative block? After watching this Alchemy tutorial you will know how to create concept art in a really quick way.
Alchemy Tutorial: Getting Through Creative Block to Create Concept Art
Personally, I can approve that creating a concept art from scratch is insanely hard. It’s like trying to remember yourself when you were five years old.
If you push really hard, you may find yourself staring at the blank page, with a cold coffee in your hand.
But actually, there is a way out of this sleep of reason.
Feed some 2D shapes to your brain first. Create an improvised Rorschach test using a free drawing software called Alchemy. And I guarantee you will get your ideas back.
Goblins? No problem.
Robotic aliens? You name it.
Step 1. Draw a Bunch of Random Shapes in Alchemy
Start spilling the ink.Keep the process as fluid and freestyle as possible.
Listen to Matt Uelmen Tristram theme from Diablo. Just make sure you not allowing logical thinking to intervene.
Use the Pull Shapes (with the ‘Parts’ folder) tool to create the hard surface angular shapes.
Step 2. Find the Robot!
Now look at these shapes and find the robot. I’m sure that there is one.
I see not only the robot, but the Drakula-style haircut, the witch house and some ducks.
(And now imagine that you can use Mandelbrot fractals as a base for your concept art!).
Step 3. Draw the (
Owl) Concept in the Image Editor
Use the Alchemy generated inkblot as a base and start sketching the robo. Keep it freestyle.No need to lay out precise strokes during that stage.
Step 4. Tweak the Outlines
Now when you have created a rough outline, start making your concept pretty.
• Define the volume
• Define the key light direction to reveal the form of the model
• Lay out the fine brush strokes
Step 5. Finalize the Concept Art
Congrats, my friend. You made an awesome concept art (I really hope you did).
As the last touch you can work on presentation.
How will you frame it?
Maybe you would like to add some color or texture to it?
Personally, I love how the paper texture looks. Gives the whole thing a hand-drawn vibe.
Now It’s Your TurnHere is a little bonus for you: my Alchemy shapes at full resolution.
Share your works in the comments and tell me if this tutorial was helpful to you.
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Inspiration sucks. You don’t have time to wait for inspiration (neither do I). After following these 22 steps you will be super confident to create your next project.
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