Complete Digital Illustration is an informative and practical guide to this in-demand area of design. Alongside step-by step tutorials, top image-makers from around the world provide real and practical advice on setting up a studio, creating a killer portfolio, and winning commissions. The work featured in the book reflects the wide and exciting range of image-making practice that thrives today, from music and fashion to character and toy design. The book reveals the secrets of the industry’s most successful creatives who transfer traditional illustrative skills into digital dimensions, producing the highest quality, most commercially successful animation, three-dimensional, and vector-based illustration. This book offers a master class for students and professional designers and illustrators who want to take their work beyond the constraints of two-dimensions and gain greater commercial success. An inspirational, must-have guide, Complete Digital Illustration is also of real value for professional image-makers.
Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists
Author: Sharon Milne
Publisher: Adobe Press
This beautiful art showcase book from Adobe Press features 30 established and emerging Illustrator artists, their masterful work, and tutorials demonstrating their techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. Curated by one of Adobe's and the Illustrator community's premiere Illustrator mavens, Sharon Milne, this book features an inspiring collection of innovative Illustrator artists and their amazing artwork. The illustrations represent a mix of techniques and styles and are field-defining works that demonstrate technical excellence and awe-inspiring aesthetics. Readers will also appreciate the artists commentary about their inspiration and philosophy about their art. In addition to the art showcase, this book includes several tutorial projects that teach techniques for working in Illustrator. The how-to content, comprising 25 to 30 percent of the book, is based on general Illustrator features, so this book can be useful for users of recent and future versions of the Illustrator software.
Exploring Process, Technique, and Collaboration with 11 Master Artists
Author: Judy Belcher
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn the Signature Techniques of Top Polymer Clay Artists Polymer Clay Master Class offers you a close-up look at the creative processes of eleven acclaimed polymer clay artists as they share their expertise with one another and you. Judy Belcher and Tamara Honaman bring together these talented artists for the first time, offering their individual techniques and then documenting how they inspire and challenge one another in the creation of collaborative pieces. In five lessons with sixteen guided projects, you will gain an understanding of the polymer clay skills you’ve always wanted to master, such as: • Creating with sculpture, canework, and imitative techniques • Altering the surface with carving, transfers, imprint, and silk screening • Incorporating mixed media, such as metal, wood, and fiber • Designing using cold connections, hollow and lightweight forms, kinetic construction, and jewelry-finishing techniques • Pushing the boundaries of the Skinner Blend technique • Collaborating with fellow artists to open up new creative possibilities With contributors including Leslie Blackford, Cynthia Tinapple, Lindly Haunani, Sarah Shriver, and many others, you have a front-row seat to the world of innovative polymer clay art. Challenge your assumptions about methods, style, and collaboration, and get ready to start on your own creative journey. Also available as an ebook
The tradition of painting is extraordinarily rich in imagination, invention, and skill and long after its advent, it still lies at the heart of art practice, inspiring generations of artists and enthusiasts alike. This book examines 100 of the most fascinating of such paintings by the world’s greatest artists: the way they were made, what they do well, and how and what we can learn from them. With detailed analyses and instructive creative tips sections, you can learn how to convey movement like Degas, apply acrylic like Twombly, and command colour like Matisse. The book explores the act of vision in each artwork, describing how the images were created and including practical tips and advice, allowing you to weave some of this magic into your own work. The paintings are organized into chapters which cover the important genres: nudes, figures, landscapes, still life, heads, fantasy, and abstraction. Selected masterpieces serve as perfect examples of a particular quality in painting; light and shade, rhythm, form, space, contour, and composition are all covered in detail. Perfect for students as well as professional painters, and with a broad historical and global reach, this book is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of painting.
Using graphite, pen and ink and charcoal, Carole Massey demystifies the drawing process, offering a simple route to success. There are chapters on structure, proportions and features as well as vital information on perspective, light and shade for your portraits. Giving confidence to beginners, this book explains techniques in a clear, simple way, and offers inspiration and many new ideas to more seasoned artists.
Master all the art techniques needed to produce quality sketches. Simple, fuss-free methods of sketching are accompanied step-by-step illustrations, thorough explanations and tips from experts. Suitable for artists at all levels, Drawing Masterclass will help to improve and enhance sketching skills used in various arts and design fields, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, multimedia and the applied arts.
Lessons in Drawing, World-Building, Storytelling, Manga, and Digital Comics from the Legendary Co-creator of Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Incredible Hulk
Author: Stan Lee
From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels. Advance praise for Stan Lee’s Master Class “Stan Lee dedicated his life to perfecting the art and craft of comic book storytelling. Stan Lee’s Master Class distills his decades of experience into practical and clearly explained lessons to help you make the best comics you can. It’s like having Stan looking over your shoulder.”—Danny Fingeroth, longtime colleague of Stan Lee, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
"Vector Graphics and Illustration turns the spotlight on this instantly recognizable and popular illustrative technique. This book is a highly illustrated but practical "how to" manual that looks at the creative possibilities offered by software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. It makes a feature of the exemplary illustration work being created around the world, and especially in countries with an emerging graphic design scene, including Malaysia, Brazil, and India. Vector Graphics and Illustration explores the advantages of vector work. Memory-efficient, they are the preferred style for email/web applications and useful in minimal but high-impact work, such as information graphics, logos, chraracters, technical drawings, graphic novels, and graphics for clothing. This book taps into a vibrant and distinctive creative area that is under-represented outside software manuals and specialist magazines."--Publisher website.
Following the success of "Digital Illustration", "Secrets of Digital Illustration" continues Zeegen's exploration of digital image-making. It features exemplary portfolios and tips from luminaries around the world alongside step-by-step tutorials and working sketches. Most alluringly, "Secrets of Digital Illustration" also reveals, through example, that Holy Grail of creativity: how to balance commercial and self-authored projects, integrity with commercial success. Detailed tutorials from top illustrators in contemporary design explore different areas, from fashion to politics, ethical to promotional illustration, dissecting inspirational sources, methodologies, and professional best working practices.
This Adobe guide presents projects for mastering Acrobat interactivity, multimedia presentations, and e-books. Techniques for making movies, embedding sound, and integrating PDF's into Web sites are all taught with illustrations.
Presenting the work of two generations of the same family, this title reveals how the same techniques in the hands of two photographers can produce different results. There is a chapter on digital imaging and seven sections cover other areas such as developing visual and compositional skills.
Companies today stand or fall, not by the efficiency of their processes and systems, but by the talent of their people. By using the techniques of NLP you can develop talent and achieve success. This is the popular but definitive book of NLP for people who want to make exceptional progress for their organisations. It demystifies NLP and relates the theories and principles to current business challenges. Its practical techniques, methods, and examples drawn from leading practitioners in the field, ensures you can implement this straight into your everyday working life. NLP Business Masterclass takes the applications of NLP in business beyond simple everyday techniques, to consider the bigger challenges facing organisations today including: · How do you get the best from your people? · What's the best way of organising teams? · How can NLP help us to motivate people? · What about incentives and rewards for employees? · How do you change a culture and keep it alive? · How can NLP help my people to become more committed and responsible? · How can NLP help to develop leadership? You can learn more about NLP. Or you can have the Masterclass.
A Guide to Sketching from Freedrawinglesson.blogspot
Author: Ruzaimi Mat Rani
Master all the art techniques you need to produce a quality sketch drawing. Simple fuss-free methods of sketching are accompanied with step-by-step illustrations, thorough explanations and great techniques.