10 Tips to improve your concept art skills in Autodesk Sketchbook by Trent Kaniuga

Concept artist Trent Kaniuga draws monsters for AAA video games from the likes of Blizzard and Riot Games. Coming up with character designs is not easy. Trent takes us through his process from idea to sketch to the finishing touches and gives valuable tips along the way. If you placed the first few brush strokes of one of his concept art characters next to the final product, you’d be hard pressed ...

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How to get 4K on your Wacom Cintiq Pro 16

Here are the steps to connect the Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 to the Apple MacBook Pro (2016) via USB-C. This connection allows your Cintiq Pro to display full 4K (3840x2160) resolution. Scroll down for the step by step guide. The artist My name is Robert Hranitzky and I am a freelance designer based in Munich, Germany. My strength and focus lies in motion graphic design, animation and art direction for a wide ...

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Let´s Talk Art | How to make digital art look traditional with Kevin McGivern

Welcome to the fourth part of the Let's Talk Art series. In this interview, we chat with Kevin McGivern from Scotland who has experience in illustration for movies, advertising, games, and more. Kevin’s digital art is created with the intention of preserving the look of traditional style paintings, giving his work a unique, visually appealing aesthetic. In this interview, Kevin will be discussing the importance of traditional art, the many benefits ...

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Let´s talk art | Heavy Metal: career Kick-Starter for illustrator Luke Preece

Welcome to the third part of the Let's Talk Art series. In this interview, we chat with Luke Preece, a UK based artist and designer who has worked on some really exciting projects during his career. We'll be discussing Luke's inspirations, goals for his career and his unique, instantly recognisable style, as well as his relatively new ventures into alternative poster art. The aim of this series is to explore what ...

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Let’s Talk Art | Combining traditional painting with digital and pin-up with John Keaveney

Welcome to the second interview in the #LetsTalkArt series. The aim of this series is to explore what it means to be an 'artist' and to find out how artists have developed their craft over the years. Throughout the series, Jack Woodhams will be chatting with artists from countries all over the world, many of whom have worked for incredible brands such as Disney, Marvel, BBC, 20th Century Fox, Empire Magazine ...

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Sculpting demo for beginners with the Wacom Intuos & ZBrush bundle

Digital sculptor and character designer Joern Zimmermann, working at Ubisoft, did us a favour by creating a demo for beginners with our Wacom Intuos and Pixologic´s ZBrushCore. This article is written by Jörn himself and from his perspective. Let yourself be guided by each step below or watch the two-part video further down the article. Important to Know Before we Start In this tutorial, we’ll sculpt a demon head. Starting from a base ...

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Carli Davidson on shooting Shake and Shake Puppies

Where does inspiration come from? For photographer Carli Davidson, the seed was planted while she was wiping down her kitchen wall, again, because Norbert, her beloved Dogue de Bordeaux, had bedewed it with spit, again, during a particularly long and satisfying shake of his jowly head. “You spend enough time cleaning up drool and eventually you’re going to want to know – how exactly does this happen?” said Davidson, author of the ...

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Let’s talk art | Following your passion with Doaly

Welcome to the first Let's Talk Art episode, a brand new artist interview series. Written by Posterspy.com founder Jack Woodhams. Back in 2014 I set up Posterspy.com, a show and tell website dedicated to alternative poster designers. I'm a designer myself, (I don't quite consider myself an artist) and through my experience of running a platform for artists, I've met and made friends with many creatives. The aim of this series is ...

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ZBrush Core video tutorial series with Steve James – part 6 Polypaint

Professional 3D artist Steve James, from Pixologic, recorded these amazing video tutorials to show you how to sculpt a head using ZBrushCore. He will go through the benefits of integrating 3D into his workflow and breaks down the steps he will be showing you in this series. This series has 6 parts and in this sixth and final part, you will add Polypaint. While sculpting, Steve uses a tool which makes ...

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ZBrush Core video tutorial series with Steve James – part 5 hair

Professional 3D artist Steve James, from Pixologic, recorded these amazing video tutorials to show you how to sculpt a head using ZBrushCore. He will go through the benefits of integrating 3D into his workflow and breaks down the steps he will be showing you in this series. This series has 6 parts and in this fifth part, you will create the hair. While sculpting, Steve uses a tool which makes ZBrush ...

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