Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2: Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters

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The second volume in this popular series, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2, brings together a selection of in-depth tutorials from some of the best digital artists in the industry today. Custom brushes, speed painting, characters, and fantasy are just a few of the topics covered, with each tutorial providing a logical and professional approach to image creation as well as offering valuable tips and advice. With additional features including a gallery and links to free downloadable content, Digital Painting ...

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Overview

The second volume in this popular series, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2, brings together a selection of in-depth tutorials from some of the best digital artists in the industry today. Custom brushes, speed painting, characters, and fantasy are just a few of the topics covered, with each tutorial providing a logical and professional approach to image creation as well as offering valuable tips and advice. With additional features including a gallery and links to free downloadable content, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 contains a wealth of inspiration for any artist.

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"If you want a few good months' worth of primarily 2D painting tutorials to make your way through, exploring various styles and genres, this book will serve you well. Inside you'll find some brilliant artists that take you through breakdowns of their own images, whether it's caricature, sci-fi battles, fantasy character, or dabbling with custom brushes. Aside from a gallery section that includes some familiar finished images, the contents and artists' insights are all new, making this a solid second step in a promising book series." -- ImagineFX magazine

"I love seeing how other artists work. It helps me rethink my own techniques and consider how I might do things quicker and more effectively. Digital Painting Techniques: V2 is an inspiring kick in the pants." -- Tim Warnock

"I have never seen one book that has such a diverse collection of inspiring techniques and subject matter, generously shared by incredibly talented artists." -- Dylan Cole

"Digital Painting Techniques: V2 covers a wide variety of methods and demonstrates the quality that can be achieved using those methods. It’s a great resource for new digital artists or veterans looking to grow." -- Josh Nizzi

"In the last decade, the digital age has reshaped the definition of art and the mediums in which art is created. The field of illustration and concept is brimming with talent and inspiration that continues to grow exponentially. This book is a showcase of the breadth of ability in the industry today." -- Stephan Martiniere - Art Director

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780955153013
  • Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Digital Painting Techniques
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 638,079
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Introduction

Throughout the history of mankind, ages have been defined and shaped by the artistic styles of the period, from Renaissance, Romanticism and Neoclassical through to the present age, the Digital age. Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 is just a small insight into this exciting and creative age that drives so much of what we see and enjoy in the modern entertainment industry. Art surrounds us, we look at it every day, sometimes without even realizing it. As digital artists and their techniques improve and develop, more and more of this art is being created digitally using the skills described in this book.

Throughout the pages of this book, you will find detailed tutorials on varying subjects and themes that provide a great starting point for anyone planning to take-up digital art, or anyone aiming to improve and build upon their existing skill set. Digital artists employ many differing methods to create art, from speed painting and custom brushes which make the painting process more efficient and help move the process on at a quicker rate, to painting over a base made in 3D which allows the artist to be more accurate and detailed, these are all techniques instructed in this book.

Although digital art creates new possibilities and provides us with tools that can help our artistic processes, it is also important to remember that the art fundamentals like composition, color, light and design cannot be avoided or cheated. Within the pages of this book you will find that the exceptionally talented artists that have created these tutorials will guide and instruct you on all of these subjects, from composition basics, to character and vehicle design, through to ensuring your epic landscape doesn’t look flat, but draws in the eye with a captivating sense of depth.

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 not only provides useful tutorials, but is also brimming with artistic inspiration, not only from the tutorials but also from the gallery section which features work from some of the most talented artists in the world today. For anyone interested in digital art this is an invaluable resource.

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Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1: Characters
Chapter 2: Sci-fi
Chapter 3: Fantasy
Chapter 4: Vehicles
Chapter 5: Speed Painting
Chapter 6: Custom Brushes
Chapter 7: 3D for 3D
Chapter 8: Complete Projects
Chapter 9: Gallery
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