Dig­i­tal Paint­ing Tech­niques: Vol­ume 7

An­other year, an­other se­lec­tion of work­shop great­est hits from the pre­vi­ously PDF-only 2D Artist mag­a­zine

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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.

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