Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 provides another thrilling opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished and skilled digital artists from around the world. The second volume in this series covers a wide variety of themes and topics and provides in-depth tutorials to aid and inspire any digital artist, whether beginner or veteran.
Custom Brushes, Speed Painting, Characters and Fantasy are just a few of the subjects covered in the chapters of this must-have book, with each tutorial providing a logical and professional approach to creating a digital painting of the highest standard. With additional features including a gallery of stunning artwork and links to free downloadable content such as custom brushes, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 2 contains a wealth of inspiration and advice, making it a worthy addition to any artist s bookshelf.
About the Author
3dtotal Publishing3dtotal was founded in 1999 as a simple 3D resource website. Over the last decade the site has evolved into one of the premier CG art websites in the world, offering a variety of training products, an inspirational gallery, a free texture library and hundreds of free tutorials on a variety of subjects.
In 2006, 3dtotal entered into partnership with Focal Press and launched the popular book series "Digital Art Masters" and "Digital Painting Techniques." The premise for these books was to provide high quality content that would inspire and educate the next generation of digital artists.
Featuring the work of top industry professionals, detailed tutorials and image breakdowns, these series have become firmly established as indispensable resources for any digital artist.
After five successful years working with Focal Press, 3dtotal Publishing was launched in early 2010. As well as self-publishing the next volumes in the pre-existing "Digital Art Masters" and "Digital Painting Techniques" series, 3dtotal Publishing has launched a number of new titles including: "Sketching from the Imagination," "Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop" and "ZBrush Characters and Creatures."
"If you want a few good months' worth of primarily 2D painting tutorials to make your way through, exploring various styles and genres, this book will serve you well. Inside you'll find some brilliant artists that take you through breakdowns of their own images, whether it's caricature, sci-fi battles, fantasy character, or dabbling with custom brushes. Aside from a gallery section that includes some familiar finished images, the contents and artists' insights are all new, making this a solid second step in a promising book series." -- ImagineFX magazine
"I love seeing how other artists work. It helps me rethink my own techniques and consider how I might do things quicker and more effectively. Digital Painting Techniques: V2 is an inspiring kick in the pants." -- Tim Warnock
"I have never seen one book that has such a diverse collection of inspiring techniques and subject matter, generously shared by incredibly talented artists." -- Dylan Cole
"Digital Painting Techniques: V2 covers a wide variety of methods and demonstrates the quality that can be achieved using those methods. It's a great resource for new digital artists or veterans looking to grow." -- Josh Nizzi
"In the last decade, the digital age has reshaped the definition of art and the mediums in which art is created. The field of illustration and concept is brimming with talent and inspiration that continues to grow exponentially. This book is a showcase of the breadth of ability in the industry today." -- Stephan Martiniere - Art Director
ForewordIntroductionChapter 1: CharactersChapter 2: Sci-fiChapter 3: FantasyChapter 4: VehiclesChapter 5: Speed PaintingChapter 6: Custom BrushesChapter 7: 3D for 3DChapter 8: Complete ProjectsChapter 9: GalleryFree downloadable content