Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 4

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 4

Paperback Digital Painting Techniques

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  • Publisher: 3dtotal Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 278mm x 22mm | 1,061g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Worcester
  • ISBN 10: 0956817122
  • ISBN 13: 9780956817129
  • Illustrations note: 350 illustrations/images
  • Sales rank: 130,582

Product description

The successful Digital Painting Techniques series celebrates its fourth year by offering another volume chocked full of advice, tips and techniques for digital artists. Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 4 continues the tradition established by its predecessors by exploring a variety of painting subjects and styles with some of the most talented artists in the industry. These include veterans like Ian McQue, a driving force behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise, who looks at vehicle design from concept through to completion; Serge Birault, who shares the secrets behind his amazing pin-up style and Simon Dominic Brewer, who covers the art of fairy tale illustration. So whether you re looking to learn more about these subjects, want to know how to create new worlds and design customs brushes, or simply wish to experiment with painting tribal warriors and comic art, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 4 will serve as an invaluable tool in your artistic arsenal.

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Ian McQue is Lead Concept Artist at Rockstar North Ltd and has been one of the driving forces behind the multi-award winning "Grand Theft Auto" franchise. Simon Dominic Brewer is a freelance illustrator and concept artist whose work has been featured in publications including the acclaimed "Expose" and "Digital Art Masters" series. Serge Birault specialises in 2D character art and his distinctive style has won him awards from a variety of forums including CGSociety, CGHub and 3DTotal. 3DTotal Publishing3DTotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects. In 2006, 3DTotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series Digital Art Masters and Digital Painting Techniques. The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists. Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensible resources for any digital artist. After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3DTotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing "Digital Art Masters" and "Digital Painting Techniques" series, 3DTotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: "Photoshop for 3D Artists: Volume 1," "Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop" and "ZBrush Character Creation."

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Praise for previous volumes in the Digital Painting Techniques series: "A stunning visual collection from some of the top talents working in the industry today."- Brom, Illustrator: "Diablo 2, World of Warcraft" and "Sleepy Hollow" [Volume 1]"It's great to see such diversity of styles and techniques in one book."- Josh Nizzi, Senior Illustrator: "Transformers 2" and "3" [Volume 2]"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, Concept Artist: "Avatar, Alice in Wonderland" and "Clash of the Titans" [Volume 2]"The artists featured are of a high calibre and there's plenty of quality artwork here to inspire both beginners and professionals alike."- "ImagineFX" [Volume 3]"3DTotal's guides to digital painting are getting to be something of a good habit, says Fernando Caire."- CGChannel"Professional digital painters and students will find this book invaluable"- Photoshop Tutorials

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 - SUBJECTS Tribal Warriors Native American by Branko Bistrovic Viking by Jon McCoy Maori by Chase Toole Aztec by Richard Tilbury Fantasy by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano Droids Recon Droid by Alexander Iglesias Medi Droid by Jeremy Love Bartender Droid by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano Demolition Droid by Justin Albers Pleasure Droid by Carlos Cabrera Vehicles Quad Track by Ian MxQue Scout Flyer by Ian MxQue Mobile Gunner by Ian MxQue Battle Ark by Ian MxQue Environments Mountain Citadel by Chase Toole Desert Citadel by Tuomas Korpi Coastal Reef Citadel by Levi Hopkins Arctic Citadel by Dennis Chan CHAPTER 2 - STYLES Pin-Ups Military Girl by Serge Birault Classic Girl by Serge Birault Heavy Girl by Serge Birault Sci-Fi Girl by Serge Birault Comic Art Sketching by David Nakayama Line Work by David Nakayama Coloring by David Nakayama Manga Ghengis Khan by Patipat Asavasena Joan of Arc by Patipat Asavasena Cleopatra by Patipat Asavasena CHAPTER 3 - TECHNIQUES Illustrating Fairy Tales Goldilocks by Simon Dominic Brewer Rapunzel by Simon Dominic Brewer Three Little Pigs by Blaz Porenta Hansel and Gretel by Blaz Porenta Custom Brushes Egyptian Sci-Fi Scene by Chase Toole Night-Time Battle by Richard Tilbury Underwater Environment by Ioan Dumitrescu Painting Different Materials Tackling Textures and Reflections by Loopydave CHAPTER 5 - PROJECT OVERVIEWS Kowloon by Robh Ruppel Wetland Oppidum by Thomas Scholes 100 Dollare and a Bag of Raisins by Craig Selars The Last Sphere by Herve Groussin Ship Concept by Alex Figini The Gallery Featuring Artwork by Andree Wallin, Piotr Jablonski and Gerhard Mozsi