You may have heard of a color in art supplies called non-photo blue. People use non-photo blue to draft roughs that they can pen permanent ink lines on to photocopy which will result in a duplicate with only the black lines. You can achieve the same effect with simple gray pencil lead with a little… Continue reading Preserving Pencil Art Using Non-Photo Blue Techniques
Inspired by recently viewed Mirrors 2, I thought it might be fun to play with reflections to make some haunting imagery for the Halloween season.
Elements being “baked” in, is often used as a 3D term when texture art is finalized and uneditable on a 3D model. The same thing happens when flattening all the layers in a Photoshop file, which is exactly what we see in images online, in print etc. Sometimes you don’t have the exact font, so… Continue reading Extracting Typography from Flattened Images
In many of my tutorials I discuss various methods to color or paint my line art. Today I’m going to show you my creative process in making my drawings, which may be the first in a series of drawing tutorials.
If you go forum browsing at all you may see some graphic signatures under people’s posts from time to time. Here are some cool things you can do to make your own gamer forum sigs.
I’m constantly trying to evolve my painting techniques, and whenever I stumble upon something new, I’ll try to share them via tutorial. Working on some original art for the newly launched GuildWars2Forum, I tried to tweak my style to make the digital art more painterly. My coloring tends to be pretty comic-booky, which isn’t bad.… Continue reading Photoshop Tip: Subtractive Painting
This is a follow-up entry to the 3D modeling tutorial of a computer monitor found here. This is going to cover basics of lighting and texturing a scene for a final render in Autodesk Maya 2011.
If you’ve ever thought of dabbling in 3D but just thought it might be too imposing a task, Here is a beginner’s tutorial that would make the process a bit more accessible. This modeling tutorial is done in Autodesk Maya. You can download and install a 30 day trial here. I prefer Maya because it… Continue reading 3D Modeling in Maya: Computer Monitor