Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Carson Ellis old fashion Drawings

Carson Ellis is an artist from Portland, Oregon. Her artwork is known for its subtle palette and distinctive line quality: delicate linework combined with a simple color palette gives her illustrations the feeling of a forgotten treasure from a past life. She is best known for her work on the album covers of rock band The Decemberists.
Her style is simply beautiful and haunting: here it is her website.

How to draw realistic eyes (part 1)

This quick videotutorial will show you how to draw realistic looking eyes using digital technique. The video is old but always valid and even if the author does not speak during the drawing he gives hints and suggestions that shouls allow you to grasp what he is doing. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The creative imagination of Poly Bernatene

The Argentinian Poly Bernatene is absolutely one of my favourite illustrator. His mark is distinguishing but at the same time he personalizes his characters in order to fit them perfectly with the story. His illustrations are rich of details and colours, but always well balanced.
A pleasure for your eyes!

Here it is his web-site and blog!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

How to draw a Dragon

I am normally not a fan of speed drawing/painting videos but this lad is mesmerizing! Enjoy

Friday, December 4, 2009

Netherworld Archipelago - the Capital, Jesse van Dijk

I am always amazed at what concept artist and landscape artist can produce. Here is a stunning piece of work by talented artist Jesse van Dijk creating a unique and immersive atmosphere.

He says:"This image is part of a personal project I've been working on for some time.

Without spoiling too much of the background story, the title of the image applies to the city's status among several other underground villages. It's the capital of an 'archipelago' of huge underground caverns, which is why it's referred to as the Netherworld, even though it is technically above sea level.

The city itself is inhabited by a plethora of different people. The two most notable among these, the religious caste and the elitarian ruler class, have secluded themselves from the rest of the people by constructing giant walls around their city quarters. The highest dwellings of the city - reserved only for the most priviliged - have been carved out of solid marble, a rock not native to the local environment."

Follow the link for a high res image and the full story.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How to Paint Realistic eys - CGsociety Tutorial

Follow this CGsociety tutorial by Artist Linda Bergkvist and see her process of painting realistic eyes using digital painting techniques. The tutorial is detailed and extremely polished however it is not for beginners as it requires a bit of skill with the software and drawing in general. However it is a stunning tutorial and a must see. Follow the link to enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tarots drawn by stunning Italian Artist Lucia Mattioli

Italian Artist Lucia Mattioli is working on a Tarot card project imagining and drawing wymsical illustrations representing the various tarot characters. Her take on them is absolutely stunning and original. Have a look at her Blog!

How to draw eyes in photoshop

Very neat photoshop tutorial showing a process of eye drawing. Notice how the artist starts really rough and adds subsequent layers of details to the final rendering. Notice also how color is not a concern and the author leaves it for the end after defining the overall values of the drawing. Enjoy

Monday, November 30, 2009

Stunning Adi Granov Tutorial: Combining traditional and Digital

Marvellous tutorial by Artist Adi Granov on ImagineFX

Adi says: "Modern computer programs such as Photoshop and Painter, and accessories like Wacom tablets, have made the world of digital art near boundless. However, there are certain limits even to these powerful tools. Although most techniques and textures can be effectively replicated digitally, the process of creating them is sometimes artificial, forced, and often unnecessarily time consuming when we consider that they are inherent and natural traits of the traditional materials. It is these natural traits that I strive to preserve in my own art while combining them with the limitless choices of digital colours. The digital tools also offer the luxury of experimenting without the fear of ruining precious artwork.

In this tutorial I will explain the technique which has, over many years of trial and error, evolved into a very effective method for creating painted illustrations through the digital colouring of traditional artwork. This technique preserves all the textures and analogue feel of the original artwork.

I like to keep my technique simple and straightforward and rely on my skills and artistic choices, rather than tools, to dictate the outcome. As you will see from the tutorial, I tend to stay away from most of the advanced options of Photoshop and stick with the more basic features. This not only keeps the process streamlined, but it also sets certain limitations on the tools that preserve the purity and spontaneity which can often be lost in overworking.

While the technique is advanced and requires strong understanding of light, shadow and colour, it only requires moderate knowledge of Photoshop."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This has never happened to me before

A brilliant animation showing how amazing artist Tiago Hoisel created this beautiful cartoonish representation of Davey Jones, from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean". Enjoy!

Follow the link to see the full story on CG gallery.

Becky IFX, Warren Louw

A piece of amazing work by artist Warren Louw on the CGsociety 2D Gallery. Just stunning!

You'll find it here with more details.