Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop
by Derek Stenning, Charlie Bowater
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting: Characters is a comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater (concept artist at Atomhawk) and Derek Stenning (freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients such as Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo) who share their industry experiences by covering such aspects as posing characters, choosing the correct costumes, conveying emotions, and creating suitable moods. Conclusive step-by-step instructions make this an invaluable resource for artists looking to learn new skills, as well as those pursuing the next level.
Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art
by Steven Cummings, Gonzalo Ordoñez
Bursting with knowledge and brilliant artwork,Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art offers a comprehensive, practical guide to this art form and is an unmissable title for anyone wanting to learn how to capture that classic manga style.
Beginner’s Guide to Creating Manga Art explores the core aspects of this artistic style and takes you through the process of designing manga- and anime-style characters from the initial concept to full-color images. The diversity of the authors featured in these pages offers an exciting blend of perspectives and techniques from around the world, with industry greats including Steven Cummings (an American comic book artist in Japan whose clients include Marvel and DC Comics) and Gonzalo Ordoñez (the author ofLegendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman) among the leading names. These talented artists open a window into their world and present tutorials covering everything from drawing features, anatomy, and expressions to designing clothing, perfecting poses, and coloring characters with a mixture of traditional and digital artistic tools.
Steven Cummings is an American comic book artist who has worked for the likes of DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and is currently a member of the famous Udon Entertainment team in Japan.
Gonzalo Ordoñez specializes in manga characters and is the author of the popular bookLegendary Visions: The Art of Genzoman.
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop
by 3D Total Publishing
The Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting Techniques in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy is a step-by-step guide exploring the fundamental aspects of the two most popular genres in digital art. With a methodical approach which makes using Photoshop accessible for readers who are new to the software, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to how the interface can be used to create a number of impressive sci-fi and fantasy artworks.
Experienced digital art industry professionals including Victor Mosquera, Joseba Alexander, and Caroline Gariba demonstrate in manageable portions how anyone can create dramatic, imaginative scenes. Packed full of useful tips, techniques, and detailed descriptions of how to use Photoshop tools, this guide is essential reading for any aspiring digital artist or fan of sci-fi and fantasy art. The book covers the key fundamental aspects of creating sci-fi and fantasy art including how to design a dynamic composition, develop an accurate sense of perspective, and use color and light effects to enhance the mood of a painting. Readers will also be able to put their new skills into practice with twelve fun, stimulating projects presented by a range of professional artists. An inspirational gallery including works in progress and a quick tips section for painting the indispensible elements of sci-fi and fantasy art makes an excellent launch pad for the reader’s own original creations.
Instructive and inspirational, Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Sci-fi and Fantasy is an exemplary resource for anyone taking their first step into the digital painting world.
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop Elements
by David Smit, Eric Spray
Adobe Photoshop Elements is a perfect tool to learn for an artist’s first digital creative adventure, with a simplified interface and fewer variable parameters than its big brother, Photoshop. The Elements version of Photoshop helpfully allows a beginner artist to really focus on the basic tools at hand, honing the fundamental techniques required to build up a useable skill set.
The sequel to the bestsellingBeginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop, this new title features an array of talented artists with a collection of easy to follow projects, top tips, and simple techniques for impressive digital paintings.
Beginner’s Guide to Sketching – Characters, Creatures and Concepts
by 3dtotal Publishing
The ability to sketch confidently is an integral part to the beginning of any concept artist’s workflow! The Beginner’s Guide to Sketching: Characters, Creatures and Concepts teaches the fundamentals of sketching, showing how important concept sketching is to artists of all levels. Established artists such as Rovina Cai, Justin Gerard, Nick Harris, and Rebeca Puebla explain how and when to use a variety of sketching materials, before moving on to warm-up exercises and top tips. The book also features master projects that show how to progress from early concepts, through poses, designs and costume elements, to a completed scene.
Rovina Cai is a freelance illustrator from Melbourne, Australia, and has been featured in publications such as Spectrum Fantastic Art and American Illustration.
Justin Gerard specializes in fine art and illustration and is based in Georgia, USA. He provides high-quality, original artwork for the publishing, game, and movie industries.
Nick Harris is an established UK-based illustrator, having worked in the industry since 1982, who has specialized in artwork for various children’s publications.
Rebeca Puebla is a Spanish 3D senior character artist living in Madrid, Spain, working for Gameloft. Projects have included design, animation, and post-production for Ender’s Game.