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Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 1 offers a comprehensive cross-section of tips and techniques from some of the most accomplished digital artists in the industry today. A wide variety of popular subjects are covered from aliens, creature and humans through to robots, cityscapes and natural environments. The styles covered include speed painting, offering a more traditional impressionistic style and setting up custom brushes that can provide precise, technical and often time-saving techniques.
Apply digital painting tutorials from the likes of Marc Brunet, Matt Dixon and Mélanie Delon to your own digital canvas and get inspired by some of the finest examples of digital painting in the stunning gallery section, which features artists such as Daniel Dociu, Jaime Jones, Raphaël Lacoste and Marta Dahlig.
With the benefits that digital painting offers - such as the increased speed, freedom to experiment, efficient workflows and the ease of sharing work with online communities - this book has been compiled to help everyone interested in digital art to be the best that they can be. Learn from the masters' tutorials, experiment with new tips and tricks and be inspired by the gorgeous artwork!
Softback: 288 pages
Publisher: 3DTotal Focal Press
Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.9 cm
Paper quality: Full color premium paper pages
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Chapter 1 - Custom Brushes
Organic Custom Brushes from Ink, Water and Salt Experiments by Brian Recktenwald
How to Create Brushes from Animal Textures by Carlos Cabrera
Custom Brushes by Daarken
Creating Custom Brushes to Save Time by Marc Brunet
Custom Brushes for Skin by Mélanie Delon
Creating a Brush from Scratch in Photoshop by Mike Corriero
Chapter 02 - Speed Painting
Tornado Moving Towards Farmhouse by Carlos Cabrera
Steam-Powered Mechanical Destroyer by Daniel Ljunggren
Alien Hot Air Balloons by Emrah Elmasli
Forest Fire by Levente Peterffy
Ship Hit by Torpedo by Levente Peterffy
Alien Hot Air Balloons by Nathaniel West
Once a Thriving City, Now Deserted and Taken Over by Vegetation by Serg Souleiman
Chapter 03: Matte Painting
The Making of "Renaissance” by Marco Bauriedel
The Making of "Finding Unknown Kadath” by Sergey Musin
Season Change: A Winter Scene Matte Painting by Tiberius Viris
Pyrotechnics: Fire and Smoke by Tiberius Viris
Matte Painting Tips and Tricks by Tiberius Viris
Chapter 04 - Creatures
The Making of "Bird Catcher” by Matt Dixon
Creature Concept Design 101 by Mike Corriero
Creature Design for Low Atmospheric Conditions by Pascal Raimbault
Painting Fur by Richard Tilbury
Painting Animal Eyes by Stephanie R. Loftis
Chapter 05 - Humans
How to Paint Blonde and Red Hair by Anne Pogoda
How to Paint Luscious Lips by Anne Pogoda
Male Portrait by Daarken
Painting Realistic Skin by Emrah Elmasli
The Human Face by Nykolai Aleksander
Painting the Human Eye by Richard Tilbury
Chapter 06 - Environments
Sandstorm by Carlos Cabrera
Twister by Carlos Cabrera
Rainstorm by Carlos Cabrera
Snowstorm by Carlos Cabrera
Heat Waves by Carlos Cabrera
"Another Rainy Day”: Painting a Cityscape by Daarken
Painting a Water Surface/Waves by Richard Tilbury
Chapter 07 - Sci-fi & Fantasy
Painting Armor: European Knight by Daarken
Planets and Starfields by Chee Ming Wong
The Making of "Pier Duty” by Graven Tung
Chapter 08 - Complete Projects
The Making of "Funfair” by Daniela Uhlig
Creating a 2D Image from scratch by David Revoy
The Making Of "Keep A Sharp Eye” by Ron Crabb
"The book is 248 pages and for the $49.95 price tag, this is a real steal. I cannot say I've ever seen a book try to pack in so much digital painting information before, but the simple layout makes it easy to follow and the knowledge gained is an essential reference for any artist, working professional or hobbyist."
CGChannel.com review - Jan 2010- Read the full review here!
"I recently bought a book called "Digital Painting Techniques” which I would like to bring to your attention and believe me it's worth every penny."
CGPad.org- Read the full review here!
"A stunning visual collection from some of the top talents working in the industry today, who share their techniques and creative processes in what is an informative and inspiring must-have for any artist."
Brom - Illustrator
"Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 1 is a great resource for amateur and professional artists alike! The art is top notch and the insight from the industry's top artists into how they execute their craft is invaluable! I highly recommend this book for any artist's reference library!”
Bobby Chiu - Illustrator