Hello and welcome to the July issue of 2DArtist magazine. Some of you will be coming to the end of your school year, or just about to start your summer break so now is the ideal time to get stuck into some digital painting. This issue is an absolute cracker, so hopefully there is something in here that will help you get started.
This month’s cover is the handiwork of the fantastic UK based artist Charlie Bowater. Charlie is a great artist who blows us away with every new image and in this issue she kick starts our new series Character Painting/Portrayal. This is a really handy series that will be teaching us how to paint certain characteristics and features that can add some story and interest to our characters. In this issue Charlie will be showing us how she painted her stunning female character and will be talking us through how she made her look gaunt.
Serge Birault blows us away yet again in this issue by showing us how he designed and painted his outstanding Heavy Metal Pin- Up girl. One of the things that I have really enjoyed about Serge’s tutorials is that he is great at sharing his influences with us and telling us why he designs his characters in a certain way. Sadly there is only one chapter left after this one, but it should be a goody as Serge will be tackling a Sci-Fi Pin-Up.
Last month we started our Painting tribal Warriors series with an Aztec Warrior done by our very own Rich Tilbury. In this issue 2DArtist new comer Chase Toole continues the series for us by painting a scene containing some cool Maori warriors. Chase does a great job of his first tutorial for us and talks us through how he painted his cool jungle scene and Maori warriors.
This issue is not all about characters though. If you are more of an environment person you should take a look at the next chapter of our amazing Matte painting series by Piotrek Swigut. Matte painting is a really difficult yet Piotrek makes it look easy in this amazing series. In this issue Piotrek will be showing us how to start to incorporate images starting by adding the sky.
This month’s interview is with a really cool artist whose work I really like Wu Xiaojun. Wu is a great artist and although he doesn’t speak very much English he kindly agreed to being interviewed by us. Wu tells us about his love for Medieval art and shows us some of his fantastic work.
This month’s Making Of and Sketchbook are also worth looking into. Seyyed Ghassem Farhany shares some of his cool sketches of creatures from Persian mythology with us in the sketchbook article. Alex Andreyev shows us how he painted his image Under the Rain, taking it from a value sketch to a full color painting.
I am sure that you will agree that this is another stunning issue of 2DArtist. The gallery is also full of further inspiration in this month’s gallery which features work from Ivan Kashubo, Jeremy love, Simon Goinard and many more amazing artists. I hope you have a creative summer and if you have any work you would like to share with us we would love to see it.