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Space Painting (Download Only)

Space Painting (Download Only)

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This mammoth 161-page eBook offers an extremely detailed exploration of the techniques and design approaches behind creating epic and lavish digital artwork with a space and science fiction theme.

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The series is divided into three main categories; Planets and starfields, Transport and Environments and spans across twelve in-depth chapters. The tutorials on offer cover a multitude of techniques and useful tips and tricks to painting all aspects of space. They also deal with the tools in Photoshop used to create such effects.

The author covers the aesthetic considerations behind producing a wide array of both digital and traditional artwork alike, as well as much of the scientific theory relevant to the design process ensuring a measured and realistic approach to the subject matter.

We look at traditional sketching techniques common to many design studios and how these practices work hand in hand with digital methods, while ensuring a practical approach to solving the artistic issues, and producing both plausible and imaginative concepts.

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Author: Ltd
Tutorial by: C M Wong
Size: 143 MB
Pages: 161

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Part One - Planets and star fields

Chapter 1 - Stars & Nebulas
We start off this space painting eBook with the jewels in the night sky: the stars!

Chapter 2 - Barren worlds
In this chapter we look at planetoids and worlds with minimal-to-no atmosphere and discuss how they are affected by the lack of atmosphere.

Chapter 3 - Barren planets
The third chapter of this ebook covers how planets are formed, depicts the destruction and death of planets and explores the farthest regions of our known solar system.

Chapter 4 - Gaian planets
This chapter looks at the search for new Earth-like worlds, the colonization of planetary surfaces and settlements within space.

Chapter 5 - Colonized planets
In the final chapter of this first section we finally relinquish the heavy theory aspects of composition, painting and rendering and now take the opportunity to tackle one of our more sci-fi based topics: colonized worlds.

Part Two - Transport

Chapter 6 - Spaceships
The second section of this eBook tutorial covers various types of space transport. This chapter kicks things off by looking at the humble spaceship.

Chapter 7 - Capital ships
In this seventh chapter we continue to discuss spaceships, this time focusing on impossibly grand capital ships that can span up to a few miles in length.

Chapter 8 - Space stations
This chapter examines the depiction of truly large installations in space - namely space stations. We will also consider their primary users (for human inhabitation).

Part Three - Environments

Chapter 9 - Sci-fi hanger
The third section of this eBook deals with environments in space. Chapter 9 starts by exploring sci-fi hangers, a unique set design that is a common feature in any sci-fi game or blockbuster film.

Chapter 10 - Space battle
This chapter covers how a typical freelance artists, or studio, can go about producing key scenes for use within the pre-production process of a game or movie.

Chapter 11 - Mining the asteroid fields
In this chapter we examine aspects of a more civilian nature in terms of life in space.

Chapter 12 - Space colonies
The final chapter of this tutorial reaches forward to a time when mankind has decided to actively reach for the stars and build the first space colony.


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