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Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5 (Downloadable Edition)

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5 (Downloadable Edition)

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Celebrating its fifth year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5 continues to present the latest digital painting trends and techniques, courtesy of industry experts including Brian Sum (Mass Effect series), Shaddy Safadi (Uncharted: Drake's Fortune) and Levi Hopkins (Guild Wars series). This year's volume features such diverse topics as weapon design, cartoon characters, creatures from mythology and battle scenes, as well as looking at concepting using basic shapes, speed painting cinematic mood shots, and painting and aging materials. A worthy addition to a ground-breaking series, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5 is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to surround themselves with the latest inspiring artwork while benefitting from the invaluable advice on offer.

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Brush up on the latest digital painting techniques with the fifth volume in this essential series for any digital artist.

"This series of books always had an impressive pedigree and this volume carries on that tradition in fine form, covering a huge range of topics from weapon design to characters, monsters and environments. Any artist, whatever their level, will find much to inspire them here. As a contributor to a previous volume myself, my aim was not only to create inspiring images, but also provide the tools to create them yourself. I'm happy to report that this volume supplies that in spades."

Ian McQue - Art Director/Concept Artist

"Not many art books offer such a detailed insight into other artists's workflows. You might be a beginner looking for a step-by-step tutorial, or a professional in search of a variety of tips and tricks to speed up your painting process; either way, you will not be disappointed by the inspiration this book offers."

Blaz Porenta - Concept Artist at Outfit 7

"Another beautifully produced book from 3DTotal Publishing, bursting at the seams with valuable advice, tips, tricks and inspiration. I've found the Digital Painting Techniques series to be amazingly helpful and essential reading for many aspiring artists and professionals alike. The latest volume is no exception!”

Jeremy Love - Illustrator and Concept Artist

Contents and contributors

Weapon Design
Shoulder Mounted Weapon by Brian Sum
Throwing Blades by Vadim Sverdlov (Tipa_Graphic)
Harpoon by Daniel Baker
Assault Rifles by Kris Thaler

Creatures from Mythology
Cipactli byIgnacio Bazan Lazcano
Hidebehind by Carlos Cabrera
Jiang Shi by Simon Dominic
Leshy by Simon Dominic

Character Portrayal
Child by Jason Wei Che Juan
Old Man by Richard Tilbury
Obese by Jason Seiler

Battle Scenes
Medieval by Donglu Yu
American Civil War by Markus Lovadina
Samurai by Fenghua Zhong

Cartoon Characters
'70s Porn Star by Max Kostenko
Pirate by Brett Bean
Loan Shark by Denis Zilber
Opera Singer by Johannes Helgeson

Cartoon Environments
Alien World by Simon Kopp
Forest Village by Ivan Smirnov

Speed Painting Cinematic Scenes
Deserted Gas Station by Shaddy Safadi
Crime Scene by Donglu Yu
Street Riot by Michal Lisowski

SketchUp Vehicles
All-Terrain by Levi Hopkins
Drop Ship byJP Räsänen
Submarine by Carlos Cabrera

Custom Brushes for Characters
Red Indian by David Munoz Velazquez
Yeti by Bart Tiongson
Alien by Richard Tilbury

Concepting Using Simple Brushes
Circles by Clint Cearley
Squares by Clint Cearley
Triangles by Clint Cearley

Painting Materials
Urban Environment by Maciej Kuciara

Aging Materials
Knight by Clonerh Kimura
Vehicle by Matt Tkocz
Building by Nacho Yague

Project Overview
Walkers by Donovan Valdes
Listen To Me And I'll Tell You A Story by Ejiwa 'Edge' Ebenebe
The Hunt for the Harpies byJose Daniel Cabrera Peña

The Gallery
Featuring Artwork by Theo Prins, Vanja Toderic and Liam Peters


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