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Read Issue 31 : Discover Three Digital Artistic Visions of the Future

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Interview : Sylvain Chevallier
 
With Sylvain Chevallier, a Vue artist living and working in France, it is rare to find
the kind of diversity of subject and genre found in Sylvain’s Cornucopia gallery.
Whether he’s rendering a Fastback Mustang, a deep space mission, or an Italian Villa,
it’s obvious he brings a passion for the image regardless of the topic.
Interview : Tarik Keskin
A modern student of the world of architecture and 3D Space, Tarik Keskin studies at
Doğuş University, Istanbul. His futuristic vision of living on Earth and traveling in
space is shared in an outstanding and eye catching style with the help of 3DS Max and
Mental Ray.
Interview : Andy Welder
“There, on sheer endless afternoons, I discovered Sci-Fi and Surrealism…Writers like
Jack Vance, Larry Niven and Isaac Asimov, painters like Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte,
Carel Willink and Escher presented me an alternate reality……those years are the
foundation of my Terragen work”

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3D Art Direct Podcast Session 1 : Introduction to 3D Art Direct magazine and tribute to Ralph McQuarrie

It’s here! The first session of the 3D Art Direct Podcast!

You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the blog. Additionally, I will be submitting the podcast feed to iTunes soon, so you can subscribe there as well – but I’ll let you know when it’s up and ready to go.

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Click here to view or download the Session 1 Transcript

Summary

In this session we introduce 3D Art Direct’s mission statement to help and inspire 3D digital artists. There’s a brief introduction about me, Paul Bussey, the editor of 3D Art Direct magazine, and I promote four artists published in issue 16 of our magazine; Tarik Keskin, Neil Thacker, DeeDee Davies and Les Garner from Sixus1 Media.

There’s also a tribute to Ralph McQuarrie who inspired many a digital artist. We paint a potted history of his involvement with George Lucas and Star Wars in his influence on the eventual box office success of this movie and its sequels.

Artists Promoted in this Session

Tarik Keskin (3DS Max)

DeeDee Davies (Vue Studio, Poser Pro and Carrara Pro)

Neil Thacker (Bryce, Vue)

Les Garner  from Sixus1 Media (Poser models and props)

Artwork examined in this Session

Heartbeat of Stone by DeeDee Davies

Space Dock I06 by Tarik Keskin

Links mentioned in this Session

Ralph McQuarrie’s official website

Paul Bussey’s gallery at Renderosity

Action Items

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3D Art Direct Magazine Issue 14

Issue 14  Now Published!

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Editorial

Will the sci-fi book cover survive in the new era of e-book publishing?

Interview : Bradley W. Schenck

“I’m much more about rockets and robots and pneumatic tubes, and the kind of unlikely science you find in the old pulp magazines.”

Interview : Angel Alonso

Professional artist and animator from Spain using 3DS Max.

Interview : Simon Beer

Horror and fantasy artist from Switzerland using Bryce and Carrara.

3D Model Zone : SciFi3D.com

One of the best Star Wars 3D model resources on the web is reviewed by Brian Christensen  who picks five models to check out and gets the story from George Mezori who administrates this valuable resource.

Printed Version Available via Magcloud

 

Issue 14 Premium Edition

By Paul Bussey in 3D Art Direct

60 pages, published 6 NOV 2011

Editorial : Long live the sci-fi book cover! Will the sci-fi book cover survive in the new era of e-book publishing? Interview : Bradley W. Schenck – “I’m much more about rockets and robots and pneumatic tubes, and the kind of unlikely science you find in the old pulp magazines.” 3D Model Zone : SciFi3D.com – One of the best Star Wars 3D model resources on the web.
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Three recommended digital art book resources for Photoshop, 3ds Max and Digital Painting

 

Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook

This book really impressed me and keeps me coming back to plumb it for more tricks: that’s Tim Shelbourne’s “Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook”. I bought the CS2 edition, but I think the CS3 update is the latest.

What’s made this volume stand out for me is the utility of its chosen subjects and the non-obvious sophistication of its “recipes”. So many Photoshop effects tips are simple, like apply a filter and then change the layer blending mode. The effects in this book are far more complex and nuanced, but rewards you with superior results.

One example is this. People often ask “how can I make a photo look like a painting or pencil drawing with Photoshop”, and too many times the simplistic answer lends a finished product that misses the mark and screams “Photoshop filter”! But not in this book. Their recipes for oil painting or pencil drawing simulations aren’t “one-button” solutions, but they’re complex enough to allow the results to not only emulate the mediums but also represent some reflection of the artist’s skill.

Other helpful recipes include techniques for replicating high and low key photo effects, converting a photo to an Art Nouveau image, simulating watercolor painting, creating a randomized starfield, adding flames, simulating rain and water droplets, creating lightning, adding snow to a summer scene, turning a daylight street into a night time scene, faking an IR photo effect, turning a figure image to stone, various border effects, mock pen and ink techniques, and lots more.… Read the rest

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