Issue 109 | January 2015
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Welcome to 2dartist issue 109!

Welcome to our first issue of 2015, packed with top tutorials and resources to get your year off to a creative start! Try learning the basics of painting a snowy landscape, or creating magical characters in Photoshop with Cristina Lavina, or discovering matte painting techniques with Davide Binello.

Skilled illustrator, Justin Gerard shows us how to sketch a detailed scene, while Lena Richards opens the pages of her other-worldly sketchbook. We also talk to talented concept artist Darek Zabrocki, look at traditional artist Victor Grasso’s stunning artwork, and much more. Enjoy!


What's in this month...
Becoming a concept artist: Darek Zabrocki reveals how to keep your style varied and fresh

Creating hyperrealistic paintings: Discover how self-taught artist, Victor Grasso uses his coastal roots as inspiration

Sketching surreal worlds: Lena Richards shares a selection of her otherworldly sketches

The gallery: J.C Park and Juan Pablo Roldan feature in this issue’s gallery selection of our top 10 images

Draw detailed scenes: Learn how to compose a complex fantasy scene from your imagination

Paint snowy environments: Marisa Lewis presents a beginner’s guide to painting landscapes in Photoshop

Matte paint dramatic landscapes: Davide Binello demonstrates digital painting and photo-manipulation skills

Craft dynamic characters: Cristina Lavina shares the thought process and methods behind her character The Witch

Digital Art Master: Levi Hopkins: Levi Hopkins divulges the process behind the creation of his image Stare