Be­yond Art Fun­da­men­tals

feel­ing it Pro­fes­sional dig­i­tal il­lus­tra­tors re­veal the tech­niques they use to add emo­tion and drama to their im­ages

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be­yond Art Fun­da­men­tals looks at how moods and feel­ings are the key to cre­at­ing suc­cess­ful art that stick in peo­ple’s mem­o­ries.

Fol­low­ing a short in­tro­duc­tion by the ed­i­tor, Be­yond Art Fun­da­men­tals is split into three main parts. The bulk of the 222-page soft­back is de­voted to the Emo­tions sec­tion, where 18 artist tu­to­ri­als re­veal how dif­fer­ent moods such as anger and nostal­gia can be in­ter­preted. Th­ese ar­ti­cles fol­low the de­vel­op­ment of an im­age that con­veys a cer­tain feel­ing, with each one of­fer­ing unique takes on com­po­si­tion, char­ac­ter de­tails and gen­eral work­ing prac­tices.

The re­main­ing quar­ter of the book is set aside to a co­op­er­a­tive pro­ject, where two artists tackle the same topic to re­veal how col­lab­o­ra­tion can pro­duce the best work, be­fore clos­ing with a gallery in which artists dis­cuss their cre­ative process.

Be­yond Art Fun­da­men­tals might not be the most tech­ni­cal book around, but con­sid­er­ing that it deals with some­thing as per­sonal and ab­stract as emo­tions, this doesn’t mat­ter. Fur­nished through­out with beau­ti­ful im­ages, there’s a wealth of ad­vice and in­sight here for hob­by­ists and skilled artists to en­joy.

Damien Mam­moliti taps into his own fear of the “dark un­known” to cre­ate this dis­turb­ing piece of art.

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