Do you know how to paint a rotationally symmetrical design like the one pictured to the right? Perhaps. With pencil and tracing paper it's possible, but time consuming. In Photoshop, it's time consuming as well. Is there a better way? To give you a peek into my concept art process, this three part mini-series shows an effective way to design rotationally symmetrical objects.
It starts in sumopaint.com, which is a free website. This rare departure from Photoshop is all about design flow: SumoPaint automates the symmetry. Though the results are fluid, they're not pretty -- so we'll return to Photoshop for refinement in the next video.