Posts Tagged ‘Character Design’

CtrlPaint.com best instruction for digital painting in Photoshop

August 10, 2015

Are you new to learning digital painting? OR do you have some experience painting but want to expand your knowledge on digital painting and apply it to other avenues of art and design; especially for art and entertainment. Such as concept art, character design, vehicle design, Illustration, and other fundamentals of art and design? If so I recommend http://www.cntrlpaint.com

Ctrlpaint was created by Matt Kohr who has worked as a professional industry concept artist for many popular movies and games. He decided to share his experience and help direct enthusiastic artists’ with solid fundamentals for painting as well as solid skills in using the Photoshop platform.

The ctrlpaint site has a ton of free videos under the video library section. They are usually about 5 minute videos with clear organized instruction from Matt Kohr. Besides the free videos you can purchase the premium videos ranging roughly an hour long for an average price of about $10. I would recommend ctrlpaint for painting in Photoshop first before you invest elsewhere. If you get a chance to check out the site feel free to leave comments here about your experience.

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Visit at the link below

http://www.ctrlpaint.com/

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The Skillful Huntsman(Concept Art Book)

July 21, 2014

skillful huntsman

My latest book review is on The Skillful Huntsman; which is a concept art book that was inspired by old Grimm fairy tales. Concept artist and educator Scott Robertson selected 3 of his students from Art Center College of Design to work on the visual development over a 3-4 month time period.

What really made this book stand out was first, being able to read the grimm tale. Second, seeing how three concept artists approach design ideas from start to finished work; along with writing short notes on their thinking and reasons for creating the visuals. Also, having Scott Robertson giving a short synopsis’s after each artist’s input and designs made this book more enriching .

The contributing artists are: Felix Yoon, Mike Yamada, and Khang Lee. They provide a generous amount of concept art. From great vehicles, characters, creatures, environments, interiors and weapons designs packed into one book.
Also, the book is in color and approximately 160 pages.
Purchase it on link below:
http://www.amazon.com/Skillful-Huntsman-Visual-Development-College/dp/0972667644/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405978102&sr=1-1&keywords=skillful+huntsman

I give this book 5 stars

more on this book and other published material at design studio press.

Website: http://www.designstudiopress.com

Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Rogers Peck

December 28, 2012

Atlas Of Human Anantomy

I’ve studied out of this book for about a month; along with Andrew Loomis’s Figure Drawing for all its worth and David K. Rubins book on the figure. I must say this is one of the best anatomy books I’ve used. Inside this book you have sharp, great, clear photos and named description’s of the bones and muscles; followed by simplified drawings and shapes, to help you remember  the bones and their form;  in separate sections.

In the next section of the book they have nice b/w photos of nude models to help you train your eyes for surface landmarks on the body. There is also sections on Proportions, comparisons of body parts and alignment, varieties of physiques, male and female proportion in 7 life periods, racial types as well as facial expressions.

Overall I give this book 5 stars, as it was well planned out, informative and easy to follow. If you don’t have this book you should really consider adding it to your figure and anatomy section.

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Human-Anatomy-Artist-Galaxy/dp/0195030958/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header