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Craig Mullins, Iain McCaig and Neville Page got it all wrong… If you want to be a successful concept artist, don’t follow their example. It’s far too risky. If they knew anything about concept art, they would stop producing such ground-breaking/ mind-blowing/ industry-defining work and just stick to slight variations of the familiar… Of course, I’m being facetious. In part one of this series, I challenged aspiring concept artists to consider the “concept” part of “concept art.”

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Every Frame a Painting This is the first of two new videos today. Watch this one first. Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter? But here’s the kicker: can you sing any theme from a Marvel film? PSG Art tutorial Foreword I believe there is logic behind why a picture works or not. I also believe that humans are meat machines, and that one day computers will be able to emulate humans and what we do. Since logic can be formulated into rules, guidelines and theories, these can be shared.

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer.

Create Online Newsletters There are many web tools around that you can create online newsletters and share them with others. Tackk is one of them. It is pretty easy to use. After signing up, choose a theme, then use the editor widget to change the fonts, colours, backgrounds, add features such as contacts, items for sale, maps or a comment button. When you are done, just share your Tackk with others using a link or any social media platforms. By clicking on the theme, add pictures, text, lists, buttons, embed videos, songs or pictures from the web. Digital Painting In Photoshop: The Magic Box Learn HUNDREDS Of Digital Painting Pro Workflows, Techniques & Time-Savers Step-By-Step! Detail image from my ‘Animal Farm’digital painting for ImagineFX Magazine.[ click to enlarge ] Digital painting is powerful. The various effects and moods you can achieve with Photoshop and a digital tablet now seem infinite. The speed at which you can craft a beautiful image of an imagined world is mind-blowing.

Dr. Grob's Animation Review Director: Tim Burton & Mike JohnsonRelease Date: September 23, 2005Rating: ★★★★Review: The shy Victor and Victoria are forced by their unsympathetic parents to marry each other. Luckily, they actually like each other, but then Victor accidentally marries the deceased Emily who takes him to a world underground, while Victoria is forced to marry the evil lord Barkis… ‘Corpse Bride’ is a typical Tim Burton film, especially in its art direction, in its 19th century, gothic setting, in its dark humor, and in its jolly portrait of death. Because the film is also a Danny Elfman-penned musical, it feels like a successor to ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ (1993). Nevertheless, it is far more enjoyable than that sometimes tiresome film: ‘Corpse Bride’ features only three songs, two of which help to tell the story.

Digital Painting 101: Mixing Paint @mihai.birsan Yes, Photoshop CS5 do have this feature, but its now really that easy to use comprare to ArtRage, Corel Painter or Paint Tool SAI etc. The article above are the most essential way to do color mixing/ Blending by yourself, and useable across many painting application too. Sometimes it is good to get away from the gradient tool and selections. 42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing.

40 Stunning and Inspirational Flyer Designs Inspiration In the realm of print media, a flyer is the most direct form of marketing for a business, product or service. Designed to be printed and distributed in bulk, the client can expect a 1% return from a well targeted mail-out, and in advertising terms that is pretty good. With the use of flyers, results are trackable if the flyer has a discount code or is a free pass to an event, etc. For these reasons, good flyer design is extremely important for any business. A flyer needs to impart the required information in a relatively small space, whilst also being eye-catching to the particular age group, gender, profession or other group of people you are trying to attract.

FREE Andrew Loomis Art Instruction Downloads The great Andrew Loomis created several amazing and useful books on Illustration, Drawing, and Painting. These rare, out-of-print books are free to distribute, and Illustration Age is honored to offer the following free downloads in pdf format. Please help to spread the word by sharing this post with your fellow artists. Also be sure to browse our own selection of self-published ebooks and audiobooks! Creative Illustration

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