|After you master the digital art software to a certain degree, you begin to pay less attention to the mechanics and start asking yourself how other digital artists achieve that certain style you have admired. Or maybe it's just one element of a design such as the night sky that you have always found illusive. What you have in this book are 48 digital artists sharing with you their thought processes and insight into their creative styles. Accompanying the text are beautiful, full-color images of the artist's work in several stages of production. This first volume of the Digital Art Masters series showcases more 3D than 2D artists at about a three to one ratio. Each 3D artist discusses the decisions made for modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and post production and the 2D artists discuss composition, tone and color as well as their digital painting techniques. In this book, you will find more than the usual subjects. That's what is wonderful about digital art. It allows the artist to create artwork that reflects our real world and also imaginary worlds of inner and outer space.|
Digital Art Masters I is the first in a series from 3DTotal and can be purchased from their website 3DTotal.com. 3DTotal began as a college project in 1999 and is now one of the most popular digital art community websites and also the home of the Total Textures CD's.
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