Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 7
Another year, another selection of workshop greatest hits from the previously PDF-only 2D Artist magazine
Editor Simon Morse s we leaf through another great edition of Digital Painting Techniques we can’t help experiencing a little déjà vu - in a good way! Featuring many tutorials repurposed from 2D Artist magazine, which is 3D Total Publishing’s PDF-only mag, there’s a rich aray of workshops here, from creature design to vehicles and breathtakingly beaitiful pin-ups, like Caroline Gariba’s cover image.
The quality of the work is superb, and the range of artists, styles and
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Available Now genres will appeal to all fans of digital art. The tutorials assume a level of software proficiency, but aren’t inaccessible. Some tutorials, like René Chio’s hazy light stylized female, feature welcomed annotations and boxes of tips that give it a nice pace - not all just columns of text.
If there’s a critisism to level here, it’s that there’s so much covered, that one may not know where to start. Potentially theming future volumes may get round this, but clearly there’s a demand and interest for everything and the kitchen sink approach to tutorial-based books. If you get this book, you will at least get some great tips on understanding volume, the importance of sketching, and a heap of cool digital shortcuts and tricks.
Andrei Peruvkhin’s Filipino witch is just one of over 30 workshops presented in the book.