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Expansive Horizons

Creating Worlds for the Entertainment Industry Multidisciplinary artist and art director, Nick Hiatt, has a special superpower: world building. You may have seen his fantastic landscapes in some of the popular films and games he’s created including the ones in Star Wars, Thor, Star Trek, Destiny, Call of Duty, Halo and Lord of the Rings. […]

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ayuda

Creativity Creates a Scare in the Short Film, Ayuda

It all started with a couple of Macbook Pros and a Cintiq… In November of 2017, Director Patrick Mason and crew made the long, tumultuous trek into the cold, dark woods of Front Royal, VA to shoot an independent short film simply titled, Ayuda. The film, which focuses on two day-laborers who are hired to […]

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Analogue Loaders

Analogue Loaders: A short film by Raphael Vangelis

Analogue Loaders from Raphael Vangelis on Vimeo. Raphael Vangelis is a London-based director who specializes in design-driven animation projects ranging from short films and music videos to TV commercials. He describes himself as an experimenter who is guided by a process, but not married to a system. He is fluent across a variety of mediums: […]

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Pioneering digital universes

Pioneering Digital Universes

Without digital pens, which are the modern wands of today’s magicians, we would still be using the mouse ;  one click at a time, to create art. And some artists still do. But the functionality of the digital pen, has revolutionized the creative field.

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3D Tools for Artists: A Basic Primer

3d models can be a crutch that keeps you from learning basic skills, but they can also be a powerful tool to take your art above and beyond what would be traditionally possible. Concept artists have been using them for ages as an integral part of their workflow, but they’re still underutilized in other genres.

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Why Adobe Premiere Pro and Wacom Displays are the Perfect Video Editing Pair

Video editing requires patience, creativity and some more patience. During the editing process, it is the editor’s ultimate goal to enter that relaxed, creative place called “flow.” Sandwiched between those states of flow, issues with a lack of precision or  non-ergonomic workspaces can create frustration or discomfort. Wacom display devices can help. Two Key Pieces […]

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Create Appealing Textures with Wacom + MSI + Substance Painter + NVIDIA

(Images in the feature above, from left to right: “Chameleon”, “Ice Cream Truck”, “Onna-bugeisha Helmet” Modeled by Kent Floris, “Greenie Genie” Modeled by Nina Tarasova, Illustration by Alli White) Lead Look Development Artist   Twitter: @iLoveTexture Instagram: @NikieMonteleone Portfolio Website: www.NikieMonteleone.com Discover the art of Nikie Monteleone as she walks us through her creative process […]

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MerMay Profile: Pernille Ørum

Header from Twitter: Credit to Pernille, Sebastian Spasic, and Adobe Pernille Ørum is one of those artists whose very resume blows you away:  She practically hit the ground running as a world-class character designer out of college, working for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks; went on to concept for movies and TV; and drew a […]

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