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.