This month is all about attaining dynamism in your art, and what better way to start than by pouring over Dan LuVisi’s striking cover painting, with his tutorial inside, which takes its cue from Zack Snyder's forthcoming film Sucker Punch. Then, when you’re done with that, check out Joel Chang's original atmospheric concepts for the film.
We also speak exclusively to concept art legend Syd Mead about his new art book that looks over the last ten years of creating ‘future proof’ art. Marc Simonetti takes us through how best to use three-point perspective in compositions, Ian McQue offers some priceless advice on using reference and good old-fashioned observation to create an ace fantasy ship, and we discover the sci-fi noir world of new talent Craig Sellars.
You can make your digital paintings seem traditional with Kan Muftic's use of Painter's oil techniques, and get inspired from the traditional fantasy work of Erin Kelso as she creates a 'dark fantasy' ravenous harpy. As ever there’s loads on our free DVD to accompany the magazine, with trials of Painter 11 and ArtRage3 and over 220 anatomy photos.
Syd Mead: With a new book out looking at the last decade of Syd's work, we speak to the legend about visual futurism.
Joel Chang: With big projects coming out this year, Joel explains his creative process, including work on the film Sucker Punch.
Marc Simonetti: Bring three-point perspective from your initial composition into the finished picture.
|Craig Sellars: Mixing traditional and digital, period detail and science fiction stylings, Craig shares his uniques view on the world.
Ian McQue: Learn how to take a concept ship from initial pencil sketches to finished digital painting, with tips on using photo references.
Kan Muftic: Discover the key to making your digital painting look traditional with a strong composition.
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