Posted on 2012-07-03. By anonymous.
2D Artist issue 76-78 2012 | 705.2 mb
Format: PDF | Quality: HQ | 273 pages | Publisher: 3DTotal
Language: english | Genre: Digital Art | Release Date: 2012
2DArtist is the magazine for CG artists around the globe, whether you already work in 2D or are just getting started. Each issue is full of techniques, tutorials, interviews, articles, project overviews and galleries â€“ providing the perfect platform from which to improve your 2D skills, learn from the professionals and get inspiration for your next project.
Welcome to the April issue of 2DArtist magazine! You might have thought we would have prepared an issue full of Easter bunnies, little chicks and all the other cheesy things that come out this time of year. Iâ€™m sure you are pleased to hear that we have, in fact, resisted this urge and instead given you your monthly fix of droids, mythological creatures and manga characters!
On the subject of manga characters we will get the ball rolling this month by mentioning our cool new series about painting historical characters in this iconic style. We will be in the more than capable hands of Thailand-based artist Patipat Asavasena throughout this series, who will be showing us exactly what it is that makes a character look manga in style, and how to use these features and unique characteristics to create our own cool illustrations. As you will be able to tell from the cover image, the quality of the art from this series is really great, and if you like this image you will love the rest of the series.
I hope you all enjoyed watching Jama Jurabaevâ€™s amazing Dreamscape video last month. In this issue he continues to explain he developed his storyboard and concepts to create high quality matte paintings to use as the backdrop for his imaginary planet. This series is new ground for our magazine and is proving to be really interesting. Stay tuned for next monthâ€™s issue where Jama will be showing us how he filmed the live footage that he composited into his amazing images.
Here at 2DArtist we pride ourselves on our ability to bring your great tutorials month after month, but every now and then I read a tutorial thatâ€™s a must-read for anyone interested in working in the concept art industry. That is the case with this monthâ€™s droids tutorial by Jeremy Love. Jeremy talks us through creating a droid concept for a game from the very first phase of creating and refining thumbnail sketches, through to developing your chosen design and creating technical drawings for a 3D artist. He leaves no stone unturned and gives us priceless advice every step of the way, including information about the amount of time it should take to develop a project like this. I think you are going to love this one.
This monthâ€™s mythological creature is the creepy mamalarang. The mamalarang is a witch who uses bugs to torture and cast spells on her unsuspecting prey, and in this issue Simon Dominic Brewer and Andrei Pervukhin show us how they interpreted this brief to create their own gruesome paintings.
I know that you are going to love all of the amazing tutorials in this excellent issue. The influx of inspiration doesnâ€™t end there though; there is also a stunning gallery featuring work from Xavier Etchepare, Bruno Hamzagic, Ivan Kashubo and many more talented artists, an interview with the jaw-dropping digital artist Herve Groussin, and a sketchbook featuring the work of Herman Ng.
Welcome to the May issue of 2DArtist magazine! In this issue we continue inspiring you with excellent tutorial series and amazing you with stunning artwork. From manga characters to creating amazing animations, using paintings and live-action footage, thereâ€™s something for everyone!
There are so many great tutorials in this monthâ€™s magazine that itâ€™s hard to know where to begin. Iâ€™ll start with the awesome cover image by Patipat Asavasena, whoâ€™s also the artist guiding us through our new manga series. In the second chapter, with help from Joan of Arc, heâ€™ll be showing us the techniques character artists use to achieve the manga style.
In Aprilâ€™s magazine Jama Jurabaev explained how he developed his storyboards and concepts for the high quality matte painting backdrops he used for his Dreamscape video. This time around he gets to the exciting part, where he shares practical tips and shows us how he filmed the live footage, which he will composite into his amazing images in next monthâ€™s issue!
We also continue our droid series with Ignacio Bazan Lazcano creating probably my favorite type of droid, the bartender droid! He talks us through his concept and initial ideas, developing his chosen design, producing technical drawings and even shows us how he placed his droid into a supporting environment.
Moving on to our next series, Mythological Creatures, we are in the capable hands of Simon Dominic Brewer and Christopher Peters this month, as they tackle the mysterious Jiang Shi, otherwise known as a Chinese â€œhoppingâ€ vampire/zombie. We knew that this would be an interesting illustration as this creature leaps around, killing living things and sucking the life force out of them! Take a closer look to find out how each of our artists interpret the same brief and come up with their own unique versions of this charming creature, Simon in Painter and Christopher in Photoshop.
If thatâ€™s not enough for you, we also feature a Making Of by the mystical Jenny Healy, an interview with senior matte painter Luca Gabriele Rossetti and a sketchbook that gives an insight into the creative mind of concept artist, George Guo. And, of course, our brilliant gallery featuring work by Oleg Leshiy Shekhovtsov, Saeed Ramezani, Chaichan Artwichai and many more talented artists.
Welcome to the June issue of 2DArtist magazine! In this issue we bring you more stimulating installments in our excellent tutorial series and continually captivating artwork. From creatures of mythology to digital matte painting, thereâ€™s a little treat for everybody!
So many great tutorials continue this month, starting with the awesome cover image by Patipat Asavasena, whoâ€™s also the artist guiding us through the manga series. In the third chapter, he presents a tutorial of the beautiful queen of Egypt, Cleopatra and shows us how to use a painterly approach to achieve an oil painting effect, and how an unexpected outcome can be the result of working with an improvisational method.
Jama Jurabaev finishes up the tutorial series on 2D animation in this issue. In the previous three chapters he has covered topics such as concept art, matte painting, animation and 3D, and in this final chapter he looks at how to bring everything together and finalize the short animated movie we have been working towards. He takes the live footage that he showed us how he filmed last month and shares tips about compositing them into his amazing images to ensure the final shot is realistic.
We are still going strong with our droid series; this time around sees Justin Albers create a demolition droid. He talks through his overall working method for completing these pieces in Photoshop, as well as communicating a little of his thought and design process.
Moving on to our next series, Mythological Creatures, we are in the capable hands of Ignacio Bazan Lazcano (who took on our droid series in the last issue) and Simon Dominic Brewer this month, as they tackle the mythical monster Cipactli â€“ a creature known as being part fish and part crocodile. Take a closer look to find out how each of our artists interprets the same brief and comes up with their own version of this mix of different creatures, with Simon in Painter and Ignacio in Photoshop.
If that wasnâ€™t exciting enough, we also have a Making Of by Francesco Corvino, an interview with talented VFX artist Daren Horley and a sketchbook that takes us into a world of dwarves, goblins and demons, by the skillful concept artist, Paul Bonner. And, of course, our fantastic gallery featuring work by Vanja Todoric, Serge Birault, Dor Shamir and many more gifted artists!About 3DTotal
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