Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6
This year’s offering of casebooks not only takes us back to basics, but far, far into the future, all within one book…
Authors Various he annual arrival of the latest bumper crop of artistic tips and casebooks from the DPT series has now become something of a welcome tradition. Although each costly collection could in some ways be seen as being just a smidgeon on the samey side, there’s always plenty for the most obsessive and heavywalleted designer to get stuck into, and take away with them as reference and influence for their next work of digital art.
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Some of the best digital artists in the world are on hand to offer tutorials, offering a fresh perspective on fundamentals such as lighting effects or creating custom brushes, or how it feels to forge a career in concept art. And then, as the lush pages turn, the chapters grow in complexity, with unique tips on the art of caricature, or how to craft your own sci-fi wastelands from scratch.
The painters chosen have no problem in communicating their take on the task in hand with personality and clarity, and there’s nothing here that any budding Photoshop wizard won’t be able to transfer to their own work. Indeed, it’s only the rather hefty price tag that may hold them back from adding this sixth offering to their library.
Many of the master projects, like how to instil a cinematic mood into a scenery painting as seen left, are both highly useful and extremely beautiful.