Issue 95 | November 2013
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Welcome to the November issue of 2dartist magazine!

If losing yourself in imaginary worlds is your thing, then look no further than this month’s issue packed with original character concepts, an epic battle scene and fantasy landscapes to really get you inspired!

This month’s striking cover image was created by Romanov Pavel for Applibot’s ever growing card game, Legends of the Cryptids. If you want to discover the techniques Romanov used to create this piece then head over to page 94, where he shares all in his Project Overview!

We also talk inspiration, techniques and breaking into to the industry with Disney Interactive concept artist, Sam Nielson. Enjoy!


What's in this month...
Disney Interactive's Sam Nielson
Sam Nielson shares some industry advice, whilst discussing the appeal of the digital tool and his inspirations

Top 10 Images
JP Roldan and Bruno Hamzagic feature in this issues gallery selection of our top ten inspirational images from around the digital world

Sketching inspiration: Wojciech Ostrycharz
With clients such as Ubisoft and Warner Bro’s this sketchbook boasts a diverse range of characters, environments and a whole host of other game-based content

Design an original character concept
Devon Cady-Lee explores a character concept in Photoshop for the adaptation of the human race in a world of wealth

Paint epic cities
YongSub Noh shares advice and techniques on how to concept and create a fantasy industrial building in Photoshop

Depict a heavy duty battle scene
Carlos Cabrera leads you a step-by-step guide to creating a believable battle scene with easy-to-follow Photoshop techniques

Learn character painting techniques
Create matter-mutating character concepts with Christopher Peters, from thumbnails, material studies through to texturing and lighting

Create texture and paint materials
Romanov Pavel shares advice and the techniques he used to paint materials on his character concept, Warrior of Valhalla

Speed paint fantasy scenes
Byzwa Dher applies speed-painting techniques to his fairy-tale inspired fantasy scene

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