Archive for May, 2010

New Book Review on Fantasy Art

May 31, 2010

Draw & Paint The Realm of Faerie By Ed Org

I recently bought this book off amazon. What I liked most from this title is the style and  tons of examples on illustrating fantasy characters.  It’s not exactly a how to draw book. It’s more for people who already have solid drawing skills and want to take it to another level by, demonstrating great compositional skills, how and where to find classic reads for inspiration, setting up live models, and props for realistic reference drawing.

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My art postings

May 27, 2010

My postings have been slower lately. The reason being; I’m studying art principles and fundamentals. I’m also working on a special art project. The theme is Green Earth awareness with a fantasy art twist. I am integrating what I’m learning with fundamentals and art principles with the project. Never the less, I shall continue to give great resources and discoveries for the creative minds. Thanks

Free 2d animating software Flipbook

May 24, 2010

I ran across this free 2D animating software called Flipbook. Used by many professionals in the industry; From Rugrats, Simpsons, and Princess and the frog to name a few.

http://www.digicel.net/

Celtx, an interesting Writing software

May 15, 2010

I came across this really cool free software for creative writing and more. I haven’t tried it yet, but thought I should post it now in case I forget about it. The software is capable of helping/aiding in writing comic books, graphic novels, screenwriting, and more. Click link to check it out.

http://www.celtx.com/index.html

Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.

Multi-Media FriendlyCeltx helps you produce all types of media – film, video, documentary, theatre, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, videocasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.

All In OneYou can use Celtx for the entire production process – write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew.

Fully IntegratedCeltx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file – eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for ‘paper and binder’.

The Complete Media Pre-Production SystemTogether, Celtx and Celtx Studios give you the most complete media pre-production system available. The free Celtx desktop software delivers the most fluid writing experience. You can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. Low-cost Celtx Studios complete your system with an advanced toolset for collaboration, workflow management, and project storage.

Non-Linear Project Development Celtx puts a choice of fully integrated development tools right at your fingertips, giving you total flexibility to determine how your story takes shape.

World Community of Media CreatorsMore than 500,000 media creators in 160 countries create with Celtx in 28 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools – many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.

Download Celtx!

New Updates in the Art Resources Blog Section

May 15, 2010

I have added updates to the art resources page. Check out the  links for your creative needs. You’ll find links for free software, some of the best software, books, art forums, how to books, entertainment, etc. Click the link below.

New updates added 9-15-11

https://urbanrockwell.wordpress.com/art-resource-links/

Tuorials to get started in Anime Studio

May 8, 2010

http://my.smithmicro.com/tutorials/

check it out!

Anime Studio 5 Free Animation Software

May 8, 2010

Create your own cartoons and animations! Anime Studio includes everything aspiring artists and hobbyists need to create quality animations from start to finish. Anime Studio simplifies the animation process, empowering artists to create their projects faster and easier than ever before.

  • Get started quickly – Anime Studio is packed with ready-to-use anime style characters so you can start creating your own animations right away. Tutorials and sample files show you how to maximize Anime Studio’s powerful features giving you the jump needed from your first project onwards.
  • Your art, your way – To get started, sketch your original art, scan in or import graphics, or if you use a pen tablet you can recreate the sensation of drawing on paper.
  • Vector graphics provide power and flexibility – Use multiple layering and resize your images with no loss in quality.
  • Animate your characters using bones – Using Anime Studio’s bone rigging system, you can add a skeleton to any image by point-and-click to bring it to life. With Anime Studio, there’s no need to create new art for each individual frame as you animate. Just adjust the bones to your desired position and the program will generate the movement for you. It’s that easy!
  • Direct your action with an intuitive timeline – Setting your movements to a timeline makes animation easy to understand. Anime Studio will create animations up to two minutes long.
  • Add audio soundtracks to your animations – Add emotion and style to your animations by adding sound. Anime Studio supports WAV and AIFF formats.
  • Integrate with Adobe Photoshop – Import layered PSD files using a Photoshop plug-in that converts files to Anime Studio format, included free with Anime Studio.
  • Publish for multiple media – Output your animations to video, TV, and web formats. Whether you’re a digital enthusiast, a newcomer to animation, or if you want to create art for work or fun, Anime Studio provides what you need to create your own animations faster than anything else available! System RequirementsWindows:
    • Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, 2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows XP Home/Professional/Tablet PC Edition • 500 MHz Intel Pentium or equivalent Processor minimum • 256 MB RAM minimum • 50 MB free hard disk space minimum • 16 bit color (65,536 colors) display or above 1024×768 resolution • CD-ROM (for physical version of application)

    Macintosh
    • Mac OS X v10.3.9+ (Universal Binary), Mac OS X v10.4+ recommended • PowerPC G5/G4 Processor 500MHz or above (Intel Processor recommended) • 256 MB RAM minimum • 50 MB free hard disk space minimum • 16 bit color (65,536 colors) display or above 1024×768 resolution • CD-ROM (for physical version of application)

     

  • Daz3d Studio

    May 3, 2010

    If you’re familiar with poser you may want to get familiar with Daz Studio as well. The studio version is the full version, but you need additional pug-ins to get the most out of the softare. Personally, I wouldn’t buy the plug-ins, I would just go ahead and buy the professional version to save money. Daz Studio is a free, but powerful 3-d program that’s pretty easy to use. Depending on your needs for 3D software there are many possibilities with the software. For starters, I love that you have ready to pose figures for animation tests and production. From my experience it’s great for posing figures as reference tools for drawing. some of the 3D figures have easy morph capabilities.

    For example; you can load up a regular human face, and with the turn of a dial, you can make him animal like, creature like, etc. It really helps you save time and money from trying to find photo reference, or paying someone to model for you. Don’t get me wrong, it could never replace life drawing; but it sure is the next best thing. Below is additional information about Daz 3D.

    Check out the link

    http://www.daz3d.com/

    http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/daz_studio3/download?_m=d

    DAZ Studio 3

    DAZ Studio is a free, feature rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital imagery. This is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and animation using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. Simply select your subject and/or setting, arrange accessories, setup lighting, and begin creating beautiful artwork.