Issue 103 | July 2014
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Welcome to the June issue of 2dartist magazine!

Many artists working in the film and video game industries tell us about the importance of not only working quickly, but having the ability to adjust scenes and create variations at the drop of the hat. In this issue of 2dartist, we take a look at the techniques and processes to speed up and improve these skills!

Nacho Yagüe and Darek Zabrocki share a wealth of knowledge when it comes to manipulating lighting and creating a diverse range of moods with speed!

Geoffrey Ernault proves that with practice comes speed... and a great career, as he shares an insight into how he made it as a concept artist.


What's in this month...
The art of painting portraits: Houston Sharp discusses his process for creating striking portraits and perfecting his style

The secrets of 3D paintovers: Andy Walsh divulges techniques for designing compositions and lighting scenarios

Sketching concepts: Thomas Scholes shares his sketchbook marked with exploration and concept designs

The gallery: Bobby Myers and Simon Fetscher feature in this issue’s gallery selection of our top 10 images

Create custom photo brushes: Discover how to build up your scene using custom brushes and incorporating characters

Master lighting scenarios: Nacho Yagüe shares pro tips as he demonstrates how to alter the lighting of an existing scene

Transform your line art: Even Mehl Amundsen shares his process of turning line art into a rendered illustration

Techniques for painting fire: Learn to create and use custom brushes to add fire to your concepts with Markus Lovadina

Learn to paint mecha girls:Clonerh Kimura reveals top tips to add definition, color and lighting effects to sci-fi characters

Digital Art Master - Serge Birault: The master of pin-up girls demonstrates how to paint his image Alexandra Potter and Tentacle!