Tonight on the Freshdesigner podcast I’ll be interviewing a killer comics artist and good friend, Keu Cha. Keu was a former Witchblade artist but has gotten a lot of buzz with his new creator owned project, Hex the Lost Tribe. Look for the stream in the video player underneath this post. 6:30pm (PST, USA) tonight! Get some popcorn ready and sharpen your pencils boys and girls, it’s going to be a hot show.
See you there , and after you watch, leave a comment below and tell me what you learned from the interview.
*Note: my audio on the recording is bad. Keu’s audio is fine. Please excuse the mess.
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Charles Hu is a veteran artist and renowned teacher of figure drawing and anatomy. Gnomon Workshop has recently released 2 volumes of featuring anatomy lecture by Charles Hu. I’ve gotten to know Charles recently and he is a dynamic teacher who is incredibly knowledgeable about human anatomy. This dvd set is a must for students or any artist looking to improve their figure drawing. Links to Gnomon website below:
Carlo Arellano is a world class Concept Artist and teacher who is known as a Character Design expert. I’ve had the fortune to study with Carlo @ Concept Design Academy and I was blown away by his knowledge and abilities. CGMW was kind enough to share a Q&A session where Carlo shared a lot of great insights about Character Design and his philosophy.
In this final episode of the Concept Art tutorial series we add the finishing touches to our creature concept. We will paint the last bit of polish and detail and also create a simple background and make our concept presentable. We take the concept to the final stage so it can be handed off to production or as a marketing illustration. Narrated by the artist.
In part 5 of the Concept Art Tutorial series, we add texture. Using a combination of photographs, photo manipulation, and Photoshop blending modes we seamlessly add texture to our creature design. This technique will quickly add a nice layer of texture, detail and color variation. Narrated by the artist.
This quick Photoshop tip will introduce you to the Brush Settings Menu. You will get a brief overview of the various options and controls along with an introduction to using brush dynamics to create custom brushes. This will also show my personal brush settings and the main controls that I use most in my professional work for creating concept art and digital paintings.
**NOTE: WACOM pen tablet or similar digital pen tablet required to follow along. Photoshop version CS3 demonstrated in video.
In part 4 of the Concept Art Tutorial series we add glazes of color to our tonal underpainting. We’ll use the color theory and strategies from the last video to create depth, model form and bring our creature design to life. This video demonstrates how to use blending modes and layers to add a transparent wash, or glaze, of color while preserving the tones and values established in the previous tutorial videos. Narrated by the artist.
This is the 3rd part of the Concept Art Tutorial series. The topic is Color. How it works, and an introduction to Color Theory. We’ll also discuss some strategies we can use with color to model form, add interest and life to our concept art and digital paintings. Narrated by the artist.