All posts for the day April 19th, 2011

2DArtist 2011 04 Issue 064 Beauty And The Beast | .pdf | 130.42 MB
Welcome to the 64th issue of 2DArtist. I hope the weather is improving where you are as it is here. It may be tempting to get outside and enjoy some sunshine, but if you would rather stay inside and get some painting done, 2DArtist is here to provide the inspiration and tutorials you need.

This issue is crammed with some fantastic articles. I know you are going to love it! We will start this month by talking about the interview. This month we catch up with one of the most talented design studios in the UK, perhaps even the world – Atomhawk Design. 3DTotal and Atomhawk have just completed work on a fantastic printed book ?The Art of Atomhawk design? which is available in the 3DTotal shop now. If you like what you see in this interview you should definitely check out the fantastic 192 page book. Atomhawk tell us how they rose like a phoenix from the ashes after the collapse of Midway games and have gone from strength to strength. This is definitely a company to keep your eyes on!

We have some fantastic artists contributing with tutorials this month. The first of these is our Art fundamentals series. Tomasz Jedruszek is back in this issue. Many of you will know that Tomasz is an outstanding illustrator, and therefore the ideal person to teach the art of story-telling in images. This tutorial may give you a totally different outlook to creating illustrations.

This month we also feature a tutorial by one of the Atomhawk Design team. Charlie Bowater is a new artist to both the Atomhawk team and 2DArtist magazine. In this issue she will be showing us how to paint a self-portrait from a photograph. This is a great tutorial and well worth a look at. I would also recommend checking out Charlie?s deviant art page, she is a cracking artist.

I don?t know about you but I found the first part of the comic book series very helpful and informative. In this issue David Nakayama picks up where he left of by inking his traditional sketch. David provides some really cool tips about cleaning up your line art in Photoshop that I know a lot of you will find very helpful.

Our Photoreal Fantasy Creatures series has been fascinating so far. Our artists have provided some really handy tips to help us make our illustrations as believable as possible. In this issue Weiye Yin shows us how he made his Yeti look real. He doesn?t only help us with the fantastic character, but also with its environment. There are a lot of cool tips in this one, and I am sure you will agree that the final image is very cool.

Wow, we really do have a lot of great content here, and I haven?t even mentioned the Making of by Songnan Li, the sketchbook by Robbie Lawrence or the gallery images by artists like Serge Birault, Branko Bistrovic, Steve Jung and Vanja Todoric. I could talk all day about how good this issue is, but the only way that you will believe me is to have a look yourself. I promise you won?t be disappointed.

What in this month?

Interview: Atomhawk Design
Sketchbook: The Sketchbook of Robbie Lawrence
The Gallery: 10 of the Best 2D Artworks
Tutorial Series: Art Fundamentals – Chapter 4: Story Telling by Tomasz Jedruszek
Tutorial Series: Portraiture – Chapter 6: Female Caricature by Charlie Bowater
Tutorial Series: Mastering Comic Art – Chapter 2: Inking by David Nakayama
Tutorial Series: Photoreal Fantasy – Chapter 4: Yeti by Weiye Yin
Making Of: Soul Hunting – Project Overview by Songnan Li
Promotion: Digital Art Masters: v5 – Free Chapter Book Promotion


PS Tutorial: Photorealism-Photoshop Painting | Video Training | 674Mb
This exclusive digital painting DVD is a chance to watch and learn as I work on one of my most detailed portraits to date, starting with a blank canvas and ending with a personalised portrait of photorealistic detail.

A running commentary will explain what techniques I use and some of my decisions, while real-time speed videos allow you to follow each process and every stroke along the way. The “After Dark” feature, included on this disc, will show you how to transform your portraits into concept characters or fantasy art for use in games, fiction or commission work. Videos come in high quality Xvid format so you get to see the painting process at full detail. The disc also includes extras, such as brushes, palettes and work stages. Read complete details on next page.

More than 7 Hours of Video Tutorials with Exercise Files. For MAC and WINDOWS.

A Portrait of Emily Rose captures almost 15 years of experience and contains many unique approaches to digital art not found anywhere else. Videos come in high quality Xvid format so you get to see the painting process at full detail. The disc also includes extras, such as brushes, palettes and work stages.

DVD Features:
High quality videos
Full audio commentary (English)
Working stages in PSD format with preserved layers
My personal set of skin brushes
My personal colour palette

View the entire painting process from start to finish, including.
Proportionate sketching
Shading and blending
Stylized colouring
Detailed hair painting
Skin texturing
Fault fixing
Jewellery, sweat droplets and other fine details
Glow effects and atmospheric lighting
“After Dark” tutorial for creating fantasy and concept art



Creature Head Modeling Polygon | 2DVD | 7.78 GB
In this polygon modeling DVD, _SeanMills moves from relatively simple hard-surface forms to the creation of more complex and detail-oriented shapes. Sean introduces you to the principles of creating hi-res poly models by modeling the head of an intricately detailed 4-eyed creature, based on a maquette (sculpted by Neville Page).
1. Intro: Byron’s Website
2. Establishing Images Planes from Digital Photos
3. Scene Setup / Initial Primitives
4. Sculpting with Subdivision Surfaces
5. Refining Basic Shapes
6. Secondary Forms / Extract / Separate
7. Refining Secondary Forms
8. Basic Detailing / Combining New Geometry
9. Secondary Object Placement: Teeth
10. Roof of Mouth / Filling Holes
11. Interior Mouth Refinement
12. Smooth Skinning for Modeling
13. Finishing Touches / Conclusion


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