Design a playable avatar for a video game

For this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll be creating a playable human, female video game character for a fighting, action genre. I love video game heroes, because there’s such variety in what the player can be. There’s often a huge range in styles and personalities that the player may adopt, once they’ve got the game up and running. 

Workshop brushes

I primarily use brushes that I purchased from Kyle T Webster’s site. These are now available exclusively from Adobe with Creative Cloud

Kyle’s Animation brush
This one is ideal for drawing or sketching, and detailing.

Kyle’s Oil Delicate
Good for rendering and developing texture.

Hard Round Opacity Pressure
I use this default brush for blocking in shapes.

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Devon’s been part of the video games and entertainment industries since 2006. Much of his work has been in concept art, illustration and art direction.