Ryan Church is something of a celebrity in the world of digital art. As a senior art director, at ILM, and someone who’s responsible for some of the most stunning Painter concept art ever seen (check out his website – www.ryanchurch.com), no wonder Gnomon wanted him to share his techniques with the world. And it’s a good job Gnomon asked him.
This DVD is different to the normal kind of ‘show and tell’ affair. The training is about more than just his techniques – it’s about the process and thought. Ryan is not reluctant to reveal his methods and there is a casual air to the whole DVD, as if Gnomon has just plonked him in a room and said “get on with it.” And this is what makes the title so refreshing.
Even if you’re not into concept art, you could be doing yourself a favour if you buy this. It offers an essential introduction to the techniques of a modern-day Painter master.
The 2D digital workspace
Colours and markings
Wear and tear
2. Line drawing
3. Painting the background
6. Final details