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To make the stone brick textures pop out of the image, it is essential to not overpaint every single brick in the ruins, just carefully draw out the ones where the light hits the most, and hint subtly at the rest. The areas that I circled in red have different degrees of value contrast: the two foreground shapes are the darkest facets against the light sky, so they have the highest value contrast in the image.

Such contrast makes them instantly stand out in the foreground. Since this is still the sketching phase, I stop polishing the image too much and start exploring with another sketch.

I will elaborate the technical aspects of the digital painting using Photoshop, such as how to make custom brushes, in the other parts of the tutorial.

COM basic artistic notions to make a visually appealing image. Those notions remain the same no matter whether you use traditional tools or digital software for achieving the final result. Suddenly the ruins become alive — they tell a story. As the ruins are static visual elements, it would be nice to add some motion in the image with our characters who are chasing after a wild beast. It should be appropriate for the story to have the characters as native people living on this land since the time of their ancestors.

I use some big brushstrokes with the intention of sketching out the movements of the hunters, without worrying too much about their designs.

I make more sketches, paying attention to creating depth with the positioning of the hunters. He has some fundamental features of a native: dark skin, and a clear and hard facial bone structure, along with a few feathers as decorations on his headwear.

I am not sure if this close up will be useful for the final painting, but doing some side studies on the topic is always good, as reference, to have a better understanding of the image context. After doing all those sketches, I now have a pretty solid understanding of the image context, and am very confident to start the black-and-white painting for the final image. From here, we need Creating something a little different for the second sketch Building up the sketch to enhance the narrative and story to blend these sketches into a more complex and finished composition with a strong, convincing storytelling characteristic.

Besides very detailed step-by-step tutorials, 2dartist magazine will also ensure there are a large variety of topics covered as well. He currently works at Ubisoft Toronto Canada. I will explain the general steps I follow, and offer some tips to keep in mind when applying the changes. Having that in mind helps me to understand how the light and shadow will interact with the elements in the room. The amount of light coming through the window will change the mood completely, and will react with the different materials in many different ways.

If you check around the room you are in right now, and then close the curtains or turn on the lights, you will observe that everything around you will shift; the colors, the light refractions, the shadows, and so on.

You have to keep these in mind every time you paint something. In this case the sun is setting, so it will generate long, elongated shadows and the colors will take on a warm tone. One of the advantages of having the image split into pieces is that you can tweak the tones and values separately without affecting the rest of the image. I will add them in the next steps.

I try to keep the floor tones as neutral as possible, because I will contrast it with a bright light later on. I also remove the shadows in the morning version as I will add the new ones in next steps. I draw the shape of the light coming through the window using the Selection tool, and then I add the adjustment layer in Curves mode in the selected area. Try to find different variations of the same color and study how light affects these colors. I want to reinforce the feeling of dusk, so I paint the shadows with warm colors.

I also add some cold purple tones to balance the colors out. As you can see the shadow also receives some bounce light and absorbs colors from the environment. To make the shadow more realistic, I add an extra layer in Lighten mode with a warm tone and paint over the blurred edges of the shadow. COM 06 Shadows and bouncing light: Now that the light direction is set, I keep adding bounce lights and shadows.

In my opinion, adding the light first is very important because it will define how shadows and colors will interact. As the sun is very low, it will project long, strong shadows.

As you can see in the image, the light bounces off the floor and affects areas like the fireplace, ceiling and lamp. This is why I paint a source of light coming from below.

You can see the bounce light in the corners of the fireplace and on the lampshade in the right-hand corner. I like to add these kinds of subtle details that are imperceptible at first glance but can be spotted on a second or third viewing. The main base is a warm orange tone, but I always tend to add other tones to make the image more interesting.

This is, again, about adding more flavor. A monochromatic image or a scene with a basic color scheme is very boring to the eye, and so adding other tones will make the colors pop out. Of course you need to find the proper colors that will work in harmony with the main one. For this image, I choose a triadic color scheme.

Triad colors combine every fourth color on the basic color wheel. This color scheme results in a vibrant palette, even when using unsaturated tones. Just check paintings from Sargent or Sorolla and analyze the color palette. This is just one of the reasons why their paintings look vivid and harmonic.

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To my scene, I add some green and purple tones in certain elements, like the curtains, but generally also add some spots of these tones all over the composition. You can see a zoomed-in portion of the picture here, showing how these brushstrokes emphasize and complement the base color.

You can tell their state of mind, you can tell where they are from, you can even make a guess about their character. For this reason being able to portray the features of a face correctly when doing character concepts is vital.

In this series of tutorials out artists will be looking at how you would tackle designing characters with very specific features, but they will not just be talking about it in the context of one character. They will be showing us how to paint certain features that can be applied to different character types such as gaunt, obese, bruised etc. Introduction Portraits are wonderful to paint. This kind of portrait would be started the same as any other portrait.

Then I add another layer and scribble in the damage I would like to inflict on the face, or at least the major cuts and gashes — bruises, scabs and scraped skin will have to wait until color comes into play Fig. The gashes are done with a standard round brush with Size Jitter set to Pen Pressure, while the first hint of bruising is done with a speckled brush Fig.

The next step is to simply refine the gashes and bruising, using a tiny round brush to add highlights and shadows into and along the edges of the cuts. I use my favorite skin texture brush for this on a separate layer, which I then set to Softlight and lower its opacity as far as needed to let it blend in.

I also use a speckled brush to add some freckles in the same way Fig. Happy with it for now, I turn my attention back to the nasty parts. Using a speckled brush I add more color to the bruises, and also refine the gashes a little more Fig. At this point I decide he really needs a somewhat bruised and swollen eye, which I should have thought of at the beginning as.

A speckled brush for the bruising and some detailing of burst veins in the eye itself do the trick here Fig. So adding yet another layer I do that with a custom brush that I made from a photo of tree bark!

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To make. Sometimes Overlay or Softlight work better, so play around with that Fig. Nykolai Aleksander For more information please visit: Have your 2DArtist Magazine Download link delivered automatically to your inbox every month Illustration Chapter 2: Drop Ship Character Portrayal Chapter5: Tattooed by Irvin Rodriguez.

Image By Juha Rasanen. Before I start a painting it is important for me to get into the correct mood, so I tend to play some dark and ambient music. Whilst painting this image I listened to Radiohead as it is fairly light and mellow. I always start by filling the canvas with a simple flat color and sketching with some random brushes which you can download for free from. In my vision, although she looks pale and demonic, she inspires power and beauty. I try not to use the Undo function too much; I prefer to correct any mistakes with the same brush.

Attaching yourself to a piece of detail is not a good thing. The costume design was not very important at this point, I was just establishing the general shape and feel Fig. I was not very happy. The last step is where I blocked the entire figure into a dark, shadowy environment.

I deliberately have all the highlighted areas together in the center of the image so that the face will stand out. To enforce the focus I blurred the background a bit and added some dust particles to create more space and a sense of depth. Her pale face creates quite a dramatic contrast and defines the form clearly.

The two red ribbons added a bit more story to the piece and a touch of mystery that creates questions. Alexandru Negoita For more information please visit: Preview the entire Digital Art Masters: Volume 6 book online by clicking here. Digital Art Masters: Originally launched in , the annual Digital Art Masters series continues to showcase the work of some of the finest 2D and 3D artists from around the world.

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The quality of the artworks, the fine printing and the valuable walkthroughs make this book a must-have for any art lover and for any CG artist, professional or beginner. Become inspired by breathtaking images, paired with the techniques and tricks of leading industry artists. Gallery - 10 of the best images from around the world! Taking the sting out out of modeling Borislav Kechashki shares the process he used to create his stylized character.

Dhilip Somesh concludes our Futuristic Vehicle tutorial series, this time looking at creating a Resource Collector. Last month Gavin Goulden began our Sword Master 2 tutorial series and Gavin is back again this month to show how to sculpt our model and more.

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Creating New Worlds David Smit and Nadia Karroue are back and will be showing us how to design vehicles consistent with their hippie environment.. Character Portrayal Nykolai Aleksander continues our Character Portrayal series by showing us how to paint a beaten and bruised man. Remember, remember the Mag of November! In this series David Smit, with the help of Nadia wheels and our evenings will be spent standing Illustrating Fairy Tales Karroue, will be showing us how to create an idea and turn it into a unique and interesting project.

There are so many things that need to be taken into consideration, inevitable rain. You to can tellthe their state of mind, you can where arethem from, you can even theastory behind In this series ofFor tutorials illustration experts Simon Dominic Brewerofand Blazcorrectly Porenta when will bedoing talkingcharacter us make guess aboutit.

In a this series of tutorials out Fairy artistsTales will be looking how you would tackle designing totally changeabout the way digital painting.

However in certain situations it can Negoita Dominus talks us through how he approached provide you with the help you need to create quick and accurate concepts. Well in this issue we will Nykolai Aleksander. Nykolai gives us an in depth insight as to how to be resurrecting the technique and applying it to Futuristic Vehicles. This turn your portraits into characters who have suffered a real beating.

In this issue he will be showing us how to create his remaining articles. Open the magazine in Reader; View menu, then Page display; 3. Go to the Contributors Alexey Zaryuta Alexey Zaryuta is professional concept artist and illustrator currently working at Frogwares in Kiev.

Before he decided to become a Concept Artist he Contributing Artists was a graphic designer in branding agency. He paints digitally, applying career at Midway Games creating concept art and illustrations for Mortal traditional techniques through use of digital tools. She currently works full magazine workshops since going pro in His most recent work concept art, illustration and art can be seen in Guild Wars 2.

With experience direction jobs. He is always on the search for great projects, opportunities, stories, good music, and a nice cold environment and prototype lead - Levi has developed a unique and knowledge base style.

Alexey Zaryuta Interview Hi Alexey, I must admit I really enjoyed Videogames soon started to consume my mind; make to change my life so much. I became interested in 3D and doing art for about four years and I love it! How did you become interested in the began to dream of becoming a modeler. I CG industry? It was a long journey. When job, so I went to college and received a degree I was a child, I began like all artists of my age. And then I got a job My first drawings were on the walls, done with as a graphic designer.

It was draining me mentally. So that explains why the areas instead I was drawing them in full perspective, Every single day I had to be creative and throw of your expertise are so varied and range with two vanishing points!

She decided to send ideas out, whether it was a package design for from illustration and concept art to branding me to an art school for children, where I passed vodka or a logo for a mayonnaise producer. So I decided to start from scratch. I retired from my job and got a position at 2D art, of course! It was too late to start learning which continues to haunt me.

I hope that soon I to draw again and it was a tough decision to can throw it out and deal with 2D art only. The I used to sketch with pencil on paper, but quickly Thank you, but color was always secondary to hardest challenge for me is to transfer an idea moved to a digital-only approach. I do not think me behind form and tone. A classic academic from my imagination onto the canvas, and not that this is a particularly important thing; digital approach attracts me most, maybe because I lose anything on the way due to deficiencies in technology is just a tool.

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Thank God technique. I dig classic page 12 Issue November Interview Alexey Zaryuta methods a lot and try to transfer it into my digital art. A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dracula and artists, but try not to be influenced by anyone blessing to see all that beauty, and a curse to others.

Now it is divided into three departments: Of course that entire crowd will compete against it. World of Battles, Sherlock Holmes: Remember the award-winning work of the early Wael Amr and Pascal Ensenat back in Most of them look ridiculous now! Modern artists must always be alive and for its ongoing Sherlock Holmes series.

Also Definitely World of Battles, which is an online have a certain level of influence, whether you www. I prefer to think about what bank and do nothing else [Laughs]. But in the etc. Although the Sherlock Holmes game I can change now. All the modeling can be done anyone interested in digital art or anyone That sounds like the right plan to me, best by using photo references.

I really enjoyed Start with the basics and dig the classic doing this interview and thank you for your approach as there is a ton of knowledge out time! If you look at what you Alexey Zaryuta have just created and are not fully satisfied with For more information please visit: The unannounced project is more of an it, do it again.

They will, even the things that you Or contact him at: Layla Khani anymore about it at this time! I sketching the pose loosely in photo blue pencil find it much easier to regularly do reference-based and then going over the drawing with detail and figure studies and study anatomy from photos. This shading Fig. Michelle Hoefener way is helps keep anatomy fresh in my mind. Corel Painter 12 Introduction The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears has its origins in the nineteenth century when it was recounted as a much darker story than the family-friendly, modern version.

When I want to blend larger areas I as a starter. Father Bear roars at her to get out. Mother communicate the situation and back-story at a Bear is a bit worried by the whole situation and glance. The because this is a fairytale, and I want to give going to use.

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The thing blending. Grain is important because it interacts the image are laid down here; the rest is just traditional perspective otherwise people will just with the paper texture to give a more traditional technical work. I give it high levels of Viscosity, which Goldilocks is discovered sleeping in Baby Clumpiness and Wetness and medium Blend. In the background we have a table with three bowls on it and, again, this is an integral part at firmer pen pressures and almost none at all So what do I want to include?

Well, obviously of the story. Through the window we can see at lower pressures, therefore functioning like I want Goldilocks and the three bears in there a forest at sunset. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Illustrating Fairy Tales various elements and their placement as we progress through the tutorial. Rough Sketch Having worked out the composition in the end up looking like dogs it should be OK!

First I create the canvas. The going to work, taking into account composition, purpose of this step is three-fold. First, I want form, lighting and color. They might only be splodges of start all over again, whereas the longer you Fig. Second, I want to define changes become. So whilst the scene itself is clearly impossible the viewer can leads to a stringy, contoured outcome rather color scheme. For picking non-Color Set colors I suspend disbelief and, for a moment, be a part than a painterly blend.

Painting Creases in Heavy Material saturation paint at intervals in order to stop the blended colors becoming too muddy. One handy method of making dark objects look Goldilocks is pulling the blanket up to her chin Dealing with Larger Areas so the creases in the material need to reflect For larger areas, such as the blanket and Father shadow is to add specular highlights.

I paint this. For zooming and highlight line along each one Fig. Characterizing via Fur blend into the main body of the blanket. So light shade, angle it using the Transform tool essentially the message is that giving a bit of then drop it to the canvas Fig. That www. I add a few subtle reflections on the glass otherwise it would look like the window Issue November Illustrating Fairy Tales Chapter 1: Painterly Shadows One method of painting shadows is to use a Darken or Multiply layer of medium opacity, which is dropped to the canvas after the shadow by the same creases and therefore the same areas have been painted.

This is a quick method shadowing pattern as the pink material. In and results in perfectly satisfactory results, but order to paint the white embroidery I start off if I have the time I like to paint shadows using with a high value, mid-saturation pink for direct the traditional method of picking each color and lighting and, in the shadowed areas, I match the painting straight to the main canvas Fig.

Photoshop Introduction So you might have been wondering about the hippies flying through space. Stopping at the coast, seeing the sun your home is a kick-ass space van. Most of There is a good chance you went on a road trip rise over the horizon while taking a dive in the the space hippies live a nomadic lifestyle.

Perhaps you even quiet sea. I strongly recommend it. You will probably get anything from you. Imagine that feeling, permanent settlements. The few settlements end of the first week.

This results in dynamic The Road Trip Feeling and organic settlements where the layout, size and structure changes with the coming and going of travellers. Designing Your Own World References When you talk about hippies you automatically think of the Volkswagen vans with their two-tone colors and cute appearance. This is the reason why the space vans look nothing like spaceships.

Instead of looking at list instead. We highly recommend getting cross contamination you so often see in the art other spaceships to get inspired, we decided to inspired by things designed outside of your world. And www. She visits planets with her sole friend, a Great Dane named Owly, to study and take samples of shapes that you see in most of our sketches, we yet.

But we are working hard on creating more! Still vintage and awesome, but with a cool flying spaceships in the near future. Next and occasionally Great Danes. See you then! Basically David Smit and Nadia Karroue Well, anyway, her look is different because we ripped it off, scaled it up and covered it in For more information please visit: Her rainbow-colored hippie goo.

Video tutorials with over minutes of instruction from Andrew Gahan in each set! However, there is no replacement for a traditional foundation in art, and 3D should just The first step I take when doing a land-based a copy of the half of the wheel I created and flip be an additional tool to compliment a strong vehicle is to block-in the wheels, treads, mech- it on two of the axis to make a full tire.

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The final foundation. By blocking in the wheels I can place them in a position that would work for a The assignment for this vehicle tutorial was quickly work on the basic proportions of the land-based vehicle. I start the wheel with a quick a personnel carrier, all-terrain vehicle.

By scaling these be the most exciting and rewarding. Once the concept assignment. Since this vehicle a bit more complex Fig.

I will use references for design very thick tread to help with traction. To create dynamic angles. By using custom brushes or custom shapes in when creating concept paintings. I like to keep placing your pivot at the center of the tire you Photoshop. Once the tire tread is complete I make the base shape Fig.

I will use this method myself that a 3D block-in is just that, a block-in, and can be altered later in the painting process. I basically take any major pieces of the vehicle and tilt or tweak them so their alignment is no set of back wheels and then rotate the front The final step in this block-in looks like a radical longer exactly 90 degrees Fig. I take every wheels as if the vehicle may be on the move. I spotlight and move them slightly to get rid of the These are all quick techniques and adjustments basically take the main structure of the vehicle factory feel of the design.

I also add one more that help push the design of the vehicle. The nice thing about 3D is the ability to www. At this stage colors and hints of texture that I think will look to help speed up the brushwork in this phase. I know that I need my brightest values to be good on the vehicle. To www.

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Photoshop Introduction Portraits are wonderful to paint. But unless you know laid out, I start to refine everything using the finish a tutorial painting. Therefore, uneven custom brush tip and Angle Jitter set to have a proper grasp yet of where things are some research is important. Beaten Up Character Portrayal control over both the damage and the face underneath.

Beaten Up Happy with it for now, I turn my attention back to the nasty parts. At this point I decide he really needs a somewhat bruised and swollen eye, which I should have thought of at the beginning as www. Beaten Up Character Portrayal swelling changes the anatomy, either slightly or totally, depending on the extent of the swelling. To make to soften the harsh edges of the bark texture to not let the added damage look fake and the flat brush work with the contour of the slightly makes it all come together.

As a last color boost I add too uniform. Blurring them if and as needed bring out the scraped skin parts is important a layer over the top of everything and stamp a www.

Interviews A. Photoshop Before I start a painting it is important for me to get into the correct mood, so I tend to play some dark and ambient music. I always start by filling the canvas with a simple flat color and sketching with some random brushes which you can download for free from my website www.

I then focused on her face, adding clearly defined in my mind, and in this case I more details. I painted her eyes closed as if she just knew that I wanted to paint a static, moody is meditating, dreaming, fading away. This is, in piece with some sort of mysterious goddess or general, how I approach an illustration; I try to exotic sorceress in it. I think the inspiration came communicate an idea, emotion or mood.

I like to www. She was the the best. I try to keep everything fairly flat and primordial goddess of the night and a shadowy simple Fig.Improving and mixing ideas: Vancouver is an amazing place to live.

Take time to observe: Color temperature: COM just fill the whole background layer with a chosen color, and then lower the opacity to what you intuitively feel is the right mid-tone. That www. Viviane Hiromi Sampaio Furukawa. My composition guidelines from earlier help a lot!

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