Lightbox Expo 2019: The Ultimate Celebration of Art

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A tale of two tigers

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Pioneering Digital Universes

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An inside look (literally) at the creation of Timmy Turner from Fairly Odd Parents

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Bigger Canvas, Bigger Creativity: How One Filmmaker Uses the Wacom Cintiq Pro 32

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BuzzFeed’s Draw-Off Segment Draws a Crowd

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How to Use References for Drawing Action Poses

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Adding magic to photos with Allison Olivia Moon

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Magically Remove Shadows from your Photos

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Digital Inking Basics in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

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Weird Superpowers All Artists (Secretly) Have

Haley Newsome, from the insanely popular YouTube channel, LavenderTowne, hilariously describes the strange superpowers that you develop after you become an artist (beyond the obvious super drawing power). Watch the video below and see how many of these superpowers you have!     What’s your superpower? Crabby Arm Syndrome Useful in arm wrestling scenarios Certain […]

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Fire and ice

Fire and Ice

Glitter makeup and beauty retouching by Daryna Barykina “To narrate a story and invite the viewer into my world is my life’s greatest passion,” states Daryna Barykina, a beauty- and self-portraiture-photographer, who specializes in stylized conceptual vivid imagery. Whether she photographs models or uses herself as the subject, Daryna strives to convey a very specific […]

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terrain scans

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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Lessons learned

Lessons Learned in Game Art Production

Black River Studio’s Senior game artist, Ricardo Bess, works primarily on the studio’s mobile and VR games. As senior game artist, he’s responsible for bringing the art styles envisioned by the game designers to fruition. He also creates screen mockups, storyboards, animatics, paint-overs, concept art, UI, and level blockings that help both the game designers […]

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Joe Wos

Twists, turns and blind alleys: The journey of a master maze maker

Joe admits that his first experiences at this new career were challenging. “I fiddled around with some ideas and frankly my coloring was awful. I lacked the patience, experience and tool skills to take my work to the level it would need to be. Around this time, I had finished my first book and hired a colorist. I was impressed with her work and asked her what tools she used, and she suggested I try a Wacom tablet. It was love at first sight!”

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Books

Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard

(and how Mark Parisi started to write books)   To do this story justice, we’ll let Mark Parisi, author, cartoonist and all-around-funny-guy tell the story in his own words. Anything else would just not be…Mark Parisi.   How did I end up writing books? Marty Pants: How to Defeat a Wizard is the third book […]

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