Artists of all styles, skills and mediums share one common challenge: figuring out how to use colour and lighting to their fullest potentials. Even the most experienced artists never stop looking for ways to improve their techniques, and neither should you! This issue, cover artist Helen Rusovich guides you though how to bring depth to your art by experimenting with lighting and colour- and as her cover demonstrates, she certainly knows a thing a two!
Along with Helen's workshop, regular Q&A mentor Bill Corbet tackles those niggling lighting and composition details with a futuristic imagining of Opheila, while Drazenka Kimpel explains how to inject vibrancy into materials and accessories. We've also got character workshops examining how to give your subjects extra presence, from heroic poses to scary faeries, with a little action in between.
Don't forget that our Rising Stars
competition is very much underway, and with our new categories
to choose from, and all new all-star panel of judges, it's a real chance to get into your chosen field. The closing date is 15th October, so get painting! Going Digital
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Rising Stars 2012: We look at past winners and how they impressed the all-star panel of Rising Stars judges.
Aleksandr Nikonov: The Russian games artist takes us through the creation of this dynamic action scene.
Drazenka Kimpel: Enhance your illustrative storytelling with these tips on painting materials and accessories.
|Robh Ruppel: Use your iPad to create an impressive sci-fi scene, with the help of film industry artist Robh.|
Simon Goinard: Influenced as much by Turner as his digital contemporaries, Simon's is a unique body of art work.
Emmanuel Malin: Use expressive textures and a totally abstract approach to create this unique faerie figure.
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