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Sam Michlap Sam Michlap is currently a Production Designer at DreamWorks Animation. He started his career at Disney on "The Lion King" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" before been recruited by Dreamworks in 1995, where he worked on "the Prince of Egypt", "The Road to El Dorado", Sinbad", "Shrek", " Monsters Vs. Aliens", "Madagascar 3", "Turbo", "MegaMind" and "The Rise of the Guardians" among other projets. Sam's clients include Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Sony, BlueSky, Imagi Studios, EA Games and ILM among others.

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100 Creative Packages for 2010 Details April 18, 2010 by Tom McCracken It seems that design and branding are finally being taken more seriously in today's business world. Having professional design elements in your product is absolutely crucial for success, and packaging is no exception. A poorly designed package can easily cause a company to fail.

Learn to be an Illustrator Good drawing is the basis for illustration. Once you have mastered the fundamentals of drawing, adding color is not a difficult transition. The transition from line to tone is much harder, in my opinion, than the transition from tone to color. The reason for this is because, as a watercolorist I once knew explained, value is what makes a picture read. If you still have doubts consider this fact: Leonardo Da Vinci produced over 15,000 notebook pages littered with drawings in his lifetime, but left behind less than 20 paintings. Infographic Tutorials How to Edit R Charts in Adobe Illustrator A detailed guide for R users who want to polish their charts in the popular graphic design app for readability and aesthetics. How to Make an Animated Map in R, Part 4 In the the last part of the four-part series, you make a longer animation with more data and annotate.

Create paintings from photos Did you ever wanted to be a great artist? But unfortunately you are really bad at it? Well that's ok because now with Psykopaint you can be a great artist with no skills. But how does it work? Open a photo you like and paint it using a variety of tools like brush, spraycan, ribbon, knife, Psykopaint will choose the colors automatically for you So you don't need to worry about it and focus on a style you like. Impressionist, cubist, abtract or classic, or something totally unique. Digital Art Visualisations by Diego Querol Check this stunning sunny studio digital visualisation done by Diego Querol. Follow this link to find out the process behind this work Digital Art of Grégoire A. Meyer

Creating Ambient Occlusion with transparency texture– Tutorial In my previous post Dissecting the mib_amb_occlusion node. I talked about using transparency in Ambient occlusion, but I didn’t really cover the subject of using texture with alpha and having that casing AO on the nearby object. In this simple scene we have a texture file with alpha assigned to a separate geometry. If we would to render, we get this result. A regular AO pass would look something like so How to paint Thor How to draw and paint Thor. This tutorial, you will learn to paint Thor, a character from the Avengers, from digital painting video with in depth instruction along with step by step images lesson. It’s been quite a little while since my last update. And this time it’s THOR! I was trying to do Thor sketch quite a few times in the past few month since there is a movie coming up soon, I think it’s 2011. My first few attempts fail, well I didn’t post them because they are kinda suck but I might repost the quick digital painting sketch along with the new one.

How to paint an atmospheric environment This piece is one I did in my free time. I always have fun when I sit down and do personal drawings, because they help me to escape from my busy professional life. When you're discovering how to draw things just for pleasure, you're totally free in your artistic decision making. You're like a writer, director and production designer all rolled into one. You have no boundaries or deadlines to restrict you. Instead, you can decide for yourself how you can start the piece and when you can stop.

Posts Tagged ‘review’ With the H610, K58, and W58, Huion’s industrial design leapfrogs Monoprice’s tablets and begs for comparison to Wacom’s offerings. While the Monoprice tablets I reviewed previously were the best bang for your drawing buck at the time, these new Huion tablets offer a significant bump in specifications and fit and finish without a huge leap in price. Huion’s line of tablets use the same UC-Logic pen digitizer technology as Monoprice’s tablets. 3D printing 'Factory of the Future' opens in NYC 3D printing is changing the way creatives can make their designs and ideas a reality, and it's taken another big leap forward, with 3D printing marketplace and community Shapeways cutting the ribbon on its new 'Factory of the Future'. Based in New York and billed to be the world's largest 3D printing factory, it will house 30 to 50 high definition, industrial-sized 3D printers, each capable of producing more than 100 products a day and three to five million products a year. Shapeways' director of industrial engineering Kegan Fisher comments on its website: "We are building a factory that gives everyone the ability to create, where the only barrier to entry is imagination." We are building a factory where the only barrier to entry is imagination

Tutorial Tuesday: Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out. Foreshortening is basically an optical illusion created from a compressed looking drawing in perspective. Blog.SpoonGraphics How To Create Digital Particle Waves in Adobe Illustrator The blend tool in Adobe Illustrator is often used to create abstract wave graphics, but I’ve been experimenting with some additional adjustments and discovered some handy tricks to create sci-fi inspired digital particle waves. This kind of imagery perfectly complements hi-tech interface designs with colourful data visualisation effects, or it could be used to create abstract art in its own right. We’ll create the initial effect in Adobe Illustrator, where I’ll show you a few options for randomising the result, then switch over to Adobe Photoshop for some extra colour enhancements to really boost the vibrancy.

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