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, 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.

AuthorMatt Kohr